Sunday, January 29, 2012

Placenta - the healing organ

I had never heard of placenta encapsulation until my neighbor friend mentioned her experience. At first I was a little uncomfortable with the thought of taking my own placenta, dehydrated, ground up and encapsulated in pills. But as she talked about the healing experiences as she recovered physically, emotionally, and mentally from pregnancy and labor I decided there was no harm in trying. Every other mother of all other species knows the importance of eating their placenta and replenishing the nourishment and hormonal losses of delivery.

I was connected with a doula and placenta specialist through Mother Tree and in two short sessions she had turned my placenta into pills, salve, tincture, tea, and even a print which I have labeled "The Tree of Life".

And I believe that in only these last couple of days I have already felt the healing power of this organ that sustained life and growth for my daughter over the past nine months.


  1. a placenta print is definitely going in the office :)

  2. Replies
    1. the umbilical cord, dehydrated, for keepsake