For some reason I hadn't had any placenta clients give birth at Flinders Hospital before but in April I had two women birth within a couple of days of each other. Flinders Hospital were great about me picking up the placentas (as I've found all hospitals to be so far) and even had me penciled in on their board that I was coming. Rachel was one of my clients and has kindly shared her experience with placenta encapsulation and a photo of her daughter.
"I can honestly say deciding to contact Elemental Beginnings was one of the best things I have ever done. In March 2010 I gave birth to my first daughter. My finance and I had discussed the benefits associated with the placenta, however we didn't come across this process until when I was pregnant with my second daughter.
With my first labour I had an epidural and a 3A tear. This labour I only had gas and air and 3B tear.
The recovery process was extremely different, with my first daughter I was in a lot of pain for months after, I was very emotional and unmotivated. This time I have felt much clearer and in control, I found having a tablet in the morning and another one with lunch I got a huge boost of energy around 2-3pm.
I have recommended and spoken to many people about Elemental Beginnings!"
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Kelly Harper is the owner of Elemental Beginnings Doula & Placenta Services in Adelaide. She provides placenta encapsulation and doula services to families during pregnancy, birth and in their fourth trimester.