Traditional Chinese Medicine Method
Let's begin with - what is a placenta?
"The placenta is an organ, just like the heart, or liver. The placenta starts developing when the fertilized ovum travels down the fallopian tube into the uterus. There, the outer layer of this cell bundle attaches itself to the wall of the uterus and forms the placenta, linking the rapidly developing baby to the mother and her nutrients. The placenta then grows with the baby throughout the pregnancy and is birthed from the mother’s body during the third stage of labour in vaginal delivery, or removed completely by doctors during a cesarean section. The placenta performs many vital functions as the baby grows: it brings nutrients to the developing child, removes harmful waste, prevents the mother’s immune system from rejecting the baby, and manages hormones vital for fetal health. Additionally, the placenta acts as a reservoir for blood to ensure that the infant is protected from any rapid changes in blood pressure."
"The Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) was developed by a midwife named Raven Lang. It is the oldest and most commonly used method of placenta preparation. In the yin/yang Chinese philosophy the raw placenta is considered to be very yin (cold), therefore by steaming the placenta we are adding yang (hot) energy that will help tonify and nourish the postpartum mother.
The placenta is washed and steamed using lemon, ginger and chilli pepper, sliced into thin pieces and placed on parchment paper in the dehydrator on low for approximately 10-24 hours depending on the size of the placenta.
Once the placenta is completely dehydrated, the pieces are ground up into a fine powder using an electric grinder. The ground placenta is then encapsulated in either vegan or gelatin capsules and put in a sterilized jar for your consumption."
remember these benefits!
~Decrease in baby blues and postpartum depression.
~Increase and enrich breastmilk.
~Increase in energy.
~Decrease in lochia, postpartum bleeding.
~Decrease iron deficiency.
~Decrease insomnia or sleep disorders
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