Placenta encapsulation is the process of turning a woman's placenta into capsules that can be ingested. This is becoming more and more common in the US as a way to increase energy and prevent postpartum depression after childbirth. In this episode we discuss placenta encapsulation with certified doula, child birth educator and placenta encapsulator, Anne Ferguson. We learn about the process, the purpose and tips for those interested in having their placenta encapsulated.
It's important to keep in mind that there is very little human based scientific research on the effects of placenta encapsulation. Also, there is very little oversight for this process. For more information on Anne Ferguson and placenta encapsulation in MN visit her website or the Minnesota Placenta website. You can also read more about placenta encapsulation here.