PBi is pleased to announce that as of October of 2010, Elizabeth Blitz is now a PBi-trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist®! We are thrilled to welcome her and she is pleased to be serving Chandler, Arizona and the greater Maricopa County areas. (She will travel to all areas of Phoenix, but if you more than 30 minutes away, extra fees may apply.)
Elizabeth is a mother of two and former labor and delivery nurse, turned home birther, turned doula.
Her birth journey began six years ago with the birth of her first child. She fell in love with birth and began pursuing a career in nursing. While working as a Labor and Delivery nurse, she saw many different types of births and even caught a few babies! While she was still amazed and fascinated with birth, she eventually realized that her job wasn’t quite what she was looking for. Elizabeth wasn’t able to spend as much time with each laboring woman and her family as she would have liked.
With the birth of her second child, she wanted to give birth naturally and decided on a home birth with a midwife. This event empowered her, educated her, and transformed who she is as a woman.
Elizabeth believes that the birth of a baby and subsequent recovery period is one of the most significant times in a woman’s life. It is a time to rest and enjoy your family’s new addition. Unfortunately, for some women, the recovery period can be a difficult time. She says, “By utilizing what nature has given us, something perfectly designed for our bodies by our bodies, we can significantly reduce some of the difficulties many women experience.”
“I can admit the first time I saw a placenta on the pages of my nursing text, I was so horrified by its appearance that I purposefully avoided that page. It didn’t matter to me what writing might be on that page that I may need to know, I couldn’t bring myself to look at it. I didn’t see my own placenta with my son’s birth at all. I had no desire to see it. I don’t even remember it being born.
It was not until several years after that when I began to grow interested in the placenta. I began studying its purpose and what it was useful for and my respect for the placenta grew. I realized what an incredible organ it is. It grows specifically for the baby to nourish and create life. It also protects the baby from harmful substances. What’s even more amazing is that, as women, we can create something that functions even in the postpartum period. Its job isn’t only beneficial to the baby, its designed for us too. The placenta has many benefits for our bodies as well, which is why almost every mammal consumes their own placenta. It’s the perfect necessity to our bodies made by our own body!” ~ Elizabeth Blitz
Because of her desire to learn more about the benefits of placentas, Elizabeth turned to PBi to train her in PBi’s Method of Placenta Encapsulation. Elizabeth says she is both overjoyed and honored to have made this transition in her life and she is so excited to be able to offer this service to women in the Arizona area. We are so happy to have Elizabeth on the PBi Team! Welcome and congratulations on completing your training!
Placenta Benefits.info (PBi) has the best training program and network of resources available for those seeking a career in natural postpartum care. Clients can trust PBi Specialists to provide the highest quality placenta encapsulation services available, and know that we will take care of them quickly, safely and professionally.