I know what you are thinking, YIKES! But don’t turn the page just yet. Your placenta has still some use after delivery! You can use it for postpartum healing, as it has been used for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine, and other cultures around the world.
The belief is that your baby’s placenta still retains many of its nutrients after birth. For this reason, the placenta is dried, grounded, and encapsulated so that the mother can take advantage of its consumption. Some of its benefits are the replenishment of vitamins and minerals, balancing hormones, increasing milk production, and curbing postpartum depression. Moreover, the capsules can be frozen for years to be taken during menopause. Hence, by consuming the placenta in capsule form, the mother can aid her healing process and recover much faster!
The ones below are my own placenta capsules :). Your midwife or Placenta Encapsulation Specialist should provide you with the instructions for proper consumption and storage.