Hormonal Changes Post-Baby: How Placenta Encapsulation Can Support You

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Welcoming a new baby into the world is undoubtedly one of life's most profound experiences. Alongside the joy and wonder, however, come significant hormonal shifts within the mother's body. These changes can lead to various postpartum symptoms, including mood swings, fatigue and feeling of overwhelm. One increasingly popular option for managing these hormonal fluctuations is placenta encapsulation.

Understanding Postpartum Hormonal Changes

After giving birth, our body undergoes a dramatic transformation as it adjusts to no longer carrying a baby. Hormonal levels, which surged during pregnancy, now plummet rapidly. This sudden drop in hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone, can trigger a range of physical and emotional symptoms commonly associated with the postpartum period. It’s important to also understand that these changes are temporary and normal and sometimes, just having this understanding this in itself is enough to ride out the symptoms.

The Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation, a practice rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, involves dehydrating and grinding the placenta into powder form, which is then encapsulated in easy-to-consume pills. While the scientific evidence supporting placenta encapsulation is still emerging, many women report a range of potential benefits, particularly in managing postpartum hormonal imbalances.


1. Hormone Regulation:

The placenta is a rich source of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and oxytocin, all of which play crucial roles in regulating mood and supporting milk production. We believe that consuming encapsulated placenta can help to offset the hormonal drop slightly, easing the transition into postpartum life.

2. Increased Energy:

Fatigue is a common complaint among new mothers, often exacerbated by hormonal fluctuations and sleepless nights. Again, this is normal and to be expected but if you are looking to support yourself through it, the high nutrient content of the placenta, including iron and vitamin B6 may help combat fatigue and promote increased energy levels.

3. Mood Stabilisation:

Time and time again, the most commonly reported feedback from new parents is that they feel that their placenta capsules helped to balance their mood, leaving them feeling calm and able to cope. Some clients benefit so much from their capsules that they then go on to order long term remedies to help them with PMS when their cycles return and for use during perimenopause.

The postpartum period is a time of immense change, both physically and emotionally, for new mothers. While placenta encapsulation may not be for everyone, many women find relief from postpartum symptoms through this practice, allowing them an enhanced postnatal experience with their new baby. Whether through placenta encapsulation or other means, every mother deserves support and understanding as she navigates the journey of new motherhood. Kimberley is a certified placenta specialist, registered and approved with her local council (Fareham Borough Council) and South Coast Placenta has received a full 5* rating from the Food Standards Agency on each of its 4 inspections.

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