The first 6 weeks after the birth of your child, the enormous adjustments that will follow to you and your family, you may feel the need for extra support, another pair of hands in the house, nourishing foods, gentle treatments to help you to recover well and the knowledge of an experienced Doula.
Giving birth is a major event in life for you (and your partner’s too) and in the weeks to come many challenges may be ahead: breastfeeding and feeding issues, sleep deprivation, get back into a routine, family dynamics and others. In this very important time, I will look after you and your family to allow you to absolutely enjoy the love bubble!
My services comprehend supporting you and preparing delicious foods for postnatal, helping with breastfeeding, treatments to help healing and body, massages, light house chores, helping with your other children, techniques to sooth your baby, baby wearing, helping you to understand your babies needs, postpartum treatment such as vaginal steam and simple pelvic exercises and to talk about any concerns or doubts that may arise.
This is a complete tailored service for your unique needs that I will offer along with my Birth Doula services. As much or as little as you need, per hour (from a 3 hours period), per week or if requested night time help is also possible. My aim is to promote your confidence by supporting you into motherhood in a natural and holistic manner.
Please contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss further.
You have produced the most fascinating and wonder organ to nourish and grow your baby: The Placenta. Take full advantages of the benefits of placenta consumption after birth for postpartum, increase milk supply, replenish iron and hormones, energy (Qi in Chinese Traditional Medicine) and more. I am a fully qualified placenta service specialist and have prepared over a hundred placentas in capsules, smoothies and tincture and I work with the utmost care, expertise and respect when transforming your placenta for you use. Like everything in pregnancy, birth and motherhood you have to go with your instincts. Having your placenta consumed is a choice for you to make. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact me for more information and availability since I only prepare 1 placenta per time and to find out more about the process.
Research on Placentophagy:
Placenta as Lactagagon
Soykova-Pachnerova E, et. al.(1954). Gynaecologia 138(6):617-627.
“An attempt was made to increase milk secretion in mothers by administration of dried placenta per os. Of 210 controlled cases only 29 (13.8%) gave negative results; 181 women (86.2%) reacted positively to the treatment, 117 (55.7%) with good and 64 (30.5%) with very good results. It could be shown by similar experiments with a beef preparation that the effective substance in placenta is not protein. Nor does the lyofilised placenta act as a biogenic stimulator so that the good results of placenta administration cannot be explained as a form of tissue therapy per os. The question of a hormonal influence remains open. So far it could be shown that progesterone is probably not active in increasing lactation after administration of dried placenta.This method of treating hypogalactia seems worth noting since the placenta preparation is easily obtained, has not so far been utilized and in our experience is successful in the majority of women.”
Survey of Mother’s Experiences with Placenta Consumption
Selander, Jodi, et al. “Human maternal placentophagy: A survey of self-reported motivations and experiences associated with placenta consumption.” Ecology of food and nutrition 52.2 (2013): 93-115.
Effects of placentophagy on serum prolactin and progesterone concentrations in rats after parturition or superovulation.
Blank MS, Friesen HG.: J Reprod Fertil. 1980 Nov;60(2):273-8.
Placenta for Pain Relief:
Placenta ingestion by rats enhances y- and n-opioid antinociception, but suppresses A-opioid antinociception
Jean M. DiPirro*, Mark B. Kristal
Placentophagia: A Biobehavioral Enigma
KRISTAL, M. B. NEUROSCI. BIOBEHAV. REV. 4(2) 141-150, 1980.