Consuming the placenta, or placentophagy, offers numerous benefits to the mother. Each placenta is packed full of hormones and nutrients unique to the mother and provides benefits to her that no other supplements can muster on the same level. It is hormonally unique to the mother and therefore has no recorded side effects and is extremely well tolerated.
- Decrease in post-natal depression and reduction of ‘day 3 blues’
- Increased breast milk supply
- Increased energy
- Decreased post-birth bleeding, or lochia.
- Replenished iron stores
- Faster restoration of the uterus to pre-pregnancy size
- Increased oxytocin levels, which helps strengthen the bond between mother and child