What if you could avoid the baby blues...
The placenta contains your own natural
hormones and is perfectly made for you,
by you. Experts agree that the placenta
retains hormones. Reintroducing them to
your system is believed to ease postpartum
and menopausal hormonal fluctuations.
How to Have a Happy Postpartum
Eighty percent of women experience some sort of postnatal mood disorder, the mildest of which is called the "baby blues". Symptoms of the baby blues include weepiness, sadness and anxiety, and these negative emotions can last for the first several weeks of the new baby's life. With proper preparation, the majority of women can avoid the baby blues.
Placenta for Healing
Many people of the world have known the secret power of the placenta as a medicinal supplement. The placenta is thought to be rich in nutrients that the mother needs to recover more readily from childbirth.
Placentophagy as an Adaptive Biological Behavior
Nearly every mammal will consume the placenta after it is born. There are four main scientific theories that attempt to describe the causes of placentophagia, but none of them adequately explain this phenomenon in all of the cases in which it manifests.
Cultural Beliefs Honor Placenta
Considering the powerful role of the placenta in the early, perfect and serene life of a child, it is easy to understand how the placenta is considered sacred in other cultures.
Beat the Winter Blues
Tips for avoiding depression; written specifically for the winter months, but relevant for any time of the year.
The Care and Keeping of Placentas
There is a growing trend of using the placenta to facilitate the woman's postpartum recovery through ingestion of the placenta, known as placentophagy. The placenta is incredibly nutritious and contains many of the vitamins, minerals and hormones that a mother's body needs to adequately recover from the pregnancy and birth. If a woman wants to use the placenta for her postpartum recovery, special consideration must be given to its care after the birth.
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