Telemundo Network, which is the Spanish affiliate for NBC, was here today for an interview. I thought they were just going to do a quick piece on placentophagy, but they were here for nearly four hours. They wanted to know everything about the benefits of placenta, the encapsulation process, and the current trend toward placenta ingestion. They even took a lot of footage of my Placenta Encapsulation Kits, where I give women the supplies and detailed instructions of the encapsulation process so a woman (or her husband, mother, friend) can prepare the placenta in her own kitchen after the birth.
Marcy, one of my wonderful bilingual clients, agreed to give an interview on how well the placenta capsules helped her after her son was born 4 months ago. She had suffered some pretty severe postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter two years previous, and she wanted to use the placenta capsules for her postpartum recovery this time. She had a much better experience with the placenta capsules. She suffered a relapse a few months after she stopped taking the capsules, and she began taking them again on the advice of her midwives. She was told that if she didn’t show some improvement quickly that she’d have to go on antidepressants. She was grateful to find that she was feeling better after taking the placenta capsules for just two days.
Marvelys Lopez, a local homebirth midwife (previously an OB in Venezuela) was interviewed for the story as well. She has seen the benefits of placenta with many of her clients, and was happy to lend her support.
Thank you to Telemundo for taking such a sincere interest in this important topic. I look forward to seeing the final footage, and trust that it will be presented in a way that will benefit mothers. I am so grateful to Marvelys and Marcy for taking time out of their day to devote to this story. I truly appreciate your support.
Special thanks to my awesome friend and neighbor Devorah, for taking my girls to the park so that I could do the interview. It’s pretty important to be able to string two sentences together without the kids running amok in the background!