My beautiful daughter, whose birth was the impetus for everything I am doing now, turned 2 years old today, 9.21.07.
My pregnancy with Rayne was fabulous, and completely natural. I had an amazing natural waterbirth at home, and I wanted to have a natural postpartum experience as well. But I was worried how I would cope with a new baby, and still be the mama my (then) 3-year-old daughter expected.
During my pregnancy I began the research into the benefits of placenta. It seemed like it could really help me, and once I discovered I could make it into capsules, I was excited to give it a try. It couldn’t hurt, and it just might help. So I encapsulated her placenta after the birth, and I felt fabulous. It was almost eerie, how good I felt. I had energy, I felt happy, I was patient with my older daughter, my physical recovery was much faster than with my first…. I kept waiting for the blues to hit, and it never happened. With my history of depression, I was amazed.
I wanted other women to have the same experience, so I started talking about the benefits of placenta, and encapsulating placentas for other women. After months of similarly amazing stories from them, I felt I needed to take the message beyond the Las Vegas area. I put PlacentaBenefits.info online in July 2006, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Thank you, Rayney, for being your wonderful little self, and for bringing such a magnitude of blessings into our lives. Happy Birthday.