Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist®
Tricia Hayes - Thousand Oaks, CA
I’m Tricia and I live in Thousand Oaks, California with my husband and two amazing sons, ages 12 years and 18 months. Yes, I’ll be entering the teens and the twos at the same time. Parenting is that wild ride you’re always glad you took!
Well, I saw my first placenta when I was 15. My cat gave birth in my closet and I watched in horror and complete awe as she consumed the afterbirth. I thought that there had to be a reason, but then quickly tried to erase the visual picture from my mind.
Over the next 17 years, I heard about people consuming their placenta in different ways. I would think about my cat and how natural it seemed to consume the placenta, but I did not think I could consume my placenta in the methods that I had heard of.
One day, as I was walking away from yoga, pregnant with my second child, I overheard a woman talking about getting her placenta put into capsules. I researched the benefits and was sold. I could get all the benefits, the energy, the great milk supply, and the protection against the baby blues, in a capsule. I thought to myself, now there is a method of ingestion that I can do!
The first day I began my capsules, I could not believe the energy I had. The energy continued, even though I was getting NO sleep. I had no baby blues and my milk came in quickly and plentiful. All of this surprised me because I had experienced some fatigue and baby blues with my first and was expecting this postpartum recovery to be worse, since I was eleven years older.
When I told people about my experience, almost every woman I spoke with had never heard of the benefits of consuming one’s placenta. Many of them told me of their experiences with postpartum depression, fatigue, and lack of milk supply and that they wished they had known about placenta encapsulation.
I feel very fortunate that I was able to benefit from my own placenta and feel passionate about educating all women of their choice to reap the benefits of their placenta!
Los Angeles County