It was a lovely weekend when I got a message from Natasha's husband letting me know she had given birth. I'd spent the previous day celebrating a friend's marriage and then I got the wonderful news that a new babe was earthside. Thank you Natasha for your lovely feedback on your placenta encapsulation experience
"Everything is going really well, very busy but good!
I have been really happy with the whole process and in the beginning I was unsure of how much difference the capsules were making, I think they made me feel a little more hormonally balanced. The difference in the last couple of weeks however has been much more noticeable. I have been getting a huge burst of energy from the tablets, I notice when I don’t take one that I start to feel really run down by late arvo. If I take one around lunch time or very early afternoon I notice that I will get a burst of energy late arvo (which is very helpful since it is a really busy time of day!). I feel that they have been hugely helpful, particularly since I am not getting a lot of sleep!
If I do have another baby, I would not hesitate in having my placenta encapsulated again.
Thank you for everything!"
Natasha - Barossa Valley
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I encapsulated Hannah's placenta back in January (you can read her birth story here) and received some wonderful feedback from her last week which she has given permission for me to share with you.
I can't speak highly enough of my experience with Kelly at Elemental Beginnings. As a mother with limited time on her hand her communication methods are brilliant & I love the online forms as a way to submit my interest, confirm my booking & provide feedback. She provided me with ample information to support me in safely consuming my placenta via capsules & was easily contactable, happy to provide more information when I contacted her to see if I could up my dosage. Friendly, helpful & informative! Thanks for a great
customer service experience Kelly.
In short I think that the placenta capsules:
- positively impacted on my mood
- noticably impacted on my energy levels. Even with the sleep haze of newborn plus teething toddler land I felt I was energetic enough to be able to "tackle" each day regardless of what came. I especially noticed if I only took a couple of capsules in the morning as the midday top-up capsule seemed to really help me get through the rest of the day. There was a period where we all got sick & I stopped taking them (as per instruction leaflet). I really noticed lower energy levels & a more depressed mood in this period.
- along with other natural remedies (blessed thistle & fenugreek supplements & lactation cookies) ensured a solid milk supply
I would definitely encapsulate again & recommend this to others.
Thanks for treating my placenta with the respect it deserved & helping me & my baby to continue to receive the wonderful benefits of it post birth!
Interested in Placenta Encapsulation? You might also like to read:
- Placenta Encapsulation for a First Time Mum
- It's Never Too Late to Book Your Placenta Encapsulation
- I've had a Baby Before, Why Would I want to try Placenta Encapsulation This Time?
Perhaps you are wondering why you would want to try placenta encapsulation if this isn't your first baby? You've been through it all before and know what to expect right? Well, what if there was something that could make your postnatal recovery even easier ...
Read on and find out how placenta encapsulation helped this Adelaide super-mum after the birth of her fifth baby!
I just want to say thank you for the amazing opportunity to have my placenta encapsulated. As you know I was a little queasy about the concept, but keen to try it based on what I'd read. I have to say I am so glad I went through with it!
Having birthed 4 babies previously with varying degrees of fatigue and emotional upheaval, my recovery this time around with the placental capsules has been wonderful. I have had the energy to get through each day and look after my family. I've managed night feedings well. I've had hardly any depressive symptoms and overall have felt fantastic. My milk came in within 2 days and my supply has been great.
I feel that these capsules have been the difference between ʺjust survivingʺ the first few weeks post-delivery, and actually being able to function as I need to without difficulty. I really hope that in time, awareness of and interest in placental encapsulation increases and more women feel empowered to be part of this process."
Thanks to this lovely client for sharing how her placenta capsules have helped her. I'm glad I could support your family in this way.
If you would like to experience placenta encapsulation for yourself and live in South Australia, there is more information on my website to make a booking now.
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"Just wanted to let you know that I got my lactation cookies super super fast and they are FANTASTIC.
(I even had to get up during the night last night to pump ha ha) I will be ordering more from you soon" ~ AdelaidMum of 4
Try them now in a variety of flavours, delivered right to your door. If you'd like a free sample, send me an email, pay the postage and I'll send you four cookies to try for yourself. Mumma's Munchies can be sent all around Australia however I recommend that you are in the express post network to ensure optimal freshness.
I remember getting Kathryn's sms asking if it was too late to book in her encapsulation as she had passed 40 weeks and was still waiting for bubs to arrive. I was on my way to see a postnatal client on the other side of Adelaide, so I gave Kathryn a call to let her know it was fine and that I would email through details later that day. Much to my suprise I got another sms saying she had gone into labour before I'd even had a chance to get the information sent and that she was heading into hospital.
A sweet baby boy and placenta arrived just 85 minutes later! How exciting! Baby must have known Mum was waiting to organise one last thing. I picked up Kathryn's placenta from her doula's house the next day (what a great doula hey) and began the encapsulation process. When everything was ready, I delivered the capsules and cord keepsake back to Kathryn at home.
"I was extremely happy with the services and support I received. I hope the majority of the western world will catch on and experience the benefits of doula support and encapsulating their own placentas for consumption. I will have to wait until my milk settles down before taking the capsules again as they up the supply a lot :) I'm very much looking forward to starting on the capsules again. I miss that good feeling they give!"
I was lucky enough to go back and see Kathryn three weeks later to give her some postnatal support and had a cuddle with her little man. Congratulations on your lovely addition to your family and thank you for letting me be part of your babymoon Kathryn xx
Did you feel like your baby was waiting for something before you went into labour or is there something you've left to the last minute? Leave a comment below.
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Kelly Harper is the owner of Elemental Beginnings Doula & Placenta Services in Adelaide. She provides sleep consultancy, placenta encapsulation and doula services to families during pregnancy, birth and in their fourth trimester.