C-Sections and the Risk of Birth Injury

As time has passed, C-sections have increased in popularity, with 32% of babies delivered in the U.S. via C-section as recently as 2010. However, despite a C-section being a go-to option for difficult pregnancies, birth injuries are still a huge risk when undergoing this procedure. Birth injuries, such as cerebral palsy, are the last thing […]

Marijuana and Pregnancy: Just the Facts

marijuana and pregnancy

Is it Safe to Use Marijuana During Pregnancy? Marijuana has gone through a lot of ups and downs in public opinion in the past 100-odd years and marijuana is currently experiencing a serious upswing. Canada has recently legalized marijuana, seven states and Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana for recreational use and 29 more states have […]

Benefits and Risks of Placental Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation
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  • More women are choosing to preserve their placenta after birth through placental encapsulation. The placenta is dried, ground into a powder, and placed into a capsule that women take as a vitamin in the weeks after childbirth to experience various benefits.
  • Placenta pills have been shown to help reduce postpartum depression, boost oxytocin, and increase the amount of iron in our bodies. While there are no risks with supporting medical evidence against placenta encapsulation, the CDC still recommends against it. Women may become dizzy or nauseous from taking placenta pills.
  • You can encapsulate your own placenta at home or hire someone to do it for around $100. Make sure to consult with your OB/GYN before encapsulating your placenta.

Article at a Glance More women are choosing to preserve their placenta after birth through placental encapsulation. The placenta is dried, ground into a powder, and placed into a capsule that women take as a vitamin in the weeks after childbirth to experience various benefits. Placenta pills have been shown to help reduce postpartum depression, […]