I decided long before I was pregnant I wanted to encapsulate my placenta when I had a baby. The benefits of it really spoke to me, so I went on a mission to find the perfect person to do this very personal thing and that’s when I discovered Tara Bungard a wonderful doula who offers a number of amazing services to pregnant women and new parents. Tara is such a kind, caring and friendly lady who makes everything so personal and just beautiful. I feel privileged to have been able to have Tara be a part of this experience and I will be reccomending Tara to everyone who is interested in any of the services she offers.
Not only did Tara keep in contact with me throughout my pregnancy, checking in and making me feel like a friend, she offered advice and kind words. She made me feel as if I could turn to her at any point for advice or just as someone to talk to.
Tara collected my placenta after the birth and within 48 hours my capsules arrived in the post, I was so excited to open it up and see what they were like, and to my surprise Tara had also made part of the cord that was still attached to the placenta into a heart as a keepsake! I could have cried when I saw it, such a beautiful and personal touch.
Placenta encapsulation is a process where the placenta is steamed, dehydrated and then ground before being placed in vegetable capsules. They are most beneficial taken postpartum but can be stored in a freezer and bought out again to help with the menopause.
So what are the benefits of placenta encapsulation? Below I’ve listed a few:
- Increase release of the horemone oxytocin which helps the uterus shrinks back to it’s original size and encourages bonding with your baby.
- Increase in CRH – a stress releasing hormone.
- Decrease in postpartum depression levels.
- Restoration in iron levels.
- Increase in milk production.
- Helps balance hormones.
- Reduces post-natal bleeding.
Even if this doesn’t sound like something you might be interested in, I strongly urge you to do some research into it. You might just change your mind!