A traditional homeopathic remedy for you and your new baby
As your postnatal doula, I can also offer a range of placenta remedies including placenta encapsulation, tincture, essence, balm and creams and placenta smoothies.
What is so special about my placenta?
This incredible organ is uniquely designed for your baby and is an integral part of any pregnancy and birth. The placenta physically connects you to your unborn baby feeding essential oxygen, nutrients and vitamins. During and after birth women lose 1/8 – 1/10 of their blood supply from the bleeding wound left inside the uterus, where the placenta was attached during pregnancy.
We believe the mammalian placenta was made to be consumed and make up for this loss by giving the new mother essential fats, proteins, vast amounts of iron and essential hormones to heal wounds and aid the body in self recovery after birth.
Choose Your Placenta Encapsulation Package or Product
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM) STEAMED METHOD €150
The placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine, a ‘full of life force’ organ in China and has been documented as a healing medicine since 1578. Steaming the placenta with herbs is a crucial part of making this placenta medicine. I then dehydrate your sliced placenta for 10 to 15 hours, grind and encapsulate, a process used for centuries.
SIMPLE METHOD €150
Some midwives and placenta remedy specialists believe steaming the placenta may damage vital hormones and nutrients. Using the alternative simple preparation, the placenta is not steamed but sliced raw and dehydrated at 70°C for 60 minutes to destroy surface pathogens and yeasts, then reduced to 55°C for the remaining 14 to 16 hours.
If you wish to benefit from your raw placenta without having Simple capsules, I can make you a delicious placenta smoothie, packed with stem cells and iron to help you recover quickly after the birth. (This service is only available to my doula clients.)
How often should I consume my placenta capsules?
We recommend that mothers take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times a day during the first 4 to 6 weeks post-partum or until you feel your hormones have returned to a state of normality. It’s said that taking your capsules with white wine helps your body to absorb the nutrients by thinning the blood and increasing the heart rate. You can take 1 to 2 capsules whenever you feel you may need a pick-me-up, need more energy (usually a sign of low iron) or to boost your breast milk supply. Dosage instructions and storage guidelines are clearly printed on the capsule jars and in your Congratulations Card supplied to you with your remedies.
Other Placenta Remedies
Placenta Tincture €50*
Placenta Tincture is made from a piece of your own raw placenta after birth, steeping in alcohol making a strong remedy over six weeks. The placenta tincture can be used for emotional, mental, and psychological instability and may also be very beneficial for treating PMS and menopause.
If you are not planning on having any more children after this pregnancy, a placenta tincture is an excellent life investment. It is the perfect way to save the power of your placenta, putting it to greater use in the future for example during PMS and menopause. *If the tincure is ordered as an individual remedy, for ex. without encapsulation, the cost will be €70.
Placenta Essence €30*
I make the placenta essence by steeping a small piece of your fresh placenta in distilled water for four hours in the sunlight. After straining the placenta, water is added to equal parts of 40% alcohol (vodka). You will receive an amber glass bottle with a lifetime supply of undiluted placenta essence as well as an amber glass dropper bottle of diluted essence for everyday use.
Because I advise mothers not to take their TCM placenta capsules when ill or with fever, the placenta essence is an excellent replacement remedy, supporting your body both emotionally and physically during times of illness. *If the essence is ordered as an individual remedy, for ex. without encapsulation, the cost will be €50.
Placenta Smoothie €50*
Consuming a small piece of the placenta (about three tablespoons size) within 24 hours after birth in a smoothie with berries, fruits and water have been shown to encourage the bleeding of the uterus to slow down and/or stop. It also replenishes your body with essential hormones and nutrients, giving you much needed energy after birth. Mothers who have the raw placenta smoothie after birth report greatly increased energy and often notice that their milk ‘comes in’ within hours. To eliminate all risk of cross-contamination I use a brand new hand-held blender for each client, included in the fee. The raw placenta smoothie tastes of nothing but berries and fruit; in fact, it’s quite delicious! *This service is only possible if I’m your birth doula.
(Please be advised this is a raw product that has not been processed)
Placenta Balm €35
Placenta remedies are particularly effective on skin problems due to its rich hormonal content. DHEA, a natural steroid prohormone, and cortisols of the placenta can help heal infected skin. Calendula oil infused with placenta, emulsified with beeswax and lavender essential oil (or another oil of your choice) is the perfect natural remedy for nappy rash and many other irritating, inflammatory skin conditions as well as non-specific itching. A balm can also be used effectively to reduce the signs of scar tissue and burns. Kept refrigerated, placenta balm will retain its healing properties for up to 12 months.
Face and body cream €35
The placenta is rich in estrogen which builds collagen in the skin, and progesterone which inhibits the breakdown of collagen, normally leading to wrinkles as we age. Proteins from the placentas of cows and sheep are frequently used in commercially available anti-aging creams. So now you have the opportunity to have a homemade skincare product made with your own placenta. A rich, unscented base cream infused with your placenta tincture used regularly can leave skin looking fresh and smooth. Placenta cream can also be effective on dry skin conditions such as eczema. Your specialist will store a mother tincture for future creams for up to five years, so you can reorder as necessary.
Homeopathic Placenta Remedies 30c & 7c (this is an external service, prices vary)
I can arrange for homeopathic placenta remedies to be prepared for both you and your baby using a small piece of your placenta. Research and experience suggest that placenta remedies may help mothers with depression, baby blues and/or during times of emotional instability and/or separation. Your baby may also benefit from their placenta remedy treating colic, fussiness, crying, teething, and during times of growth and separation anxiety e.g. crawling, walking, and weaning.
Special package of 3 remedies of your choice for €220*does not apply to the homeopathic remedy