Learned something new today during my first day of prenatals with my midwife. The other student midwife does placenta encapsulation and charges $250. This is where she makes the placenta into capsules so the mom can take them after birth, usually by dehydrating.
Some women opt to do this to prevent or help with postpartum depression, low iron or to increase milk supply.
I have heard of women eating the placenta after birth but that has always been rather offensive to me. Encapsulation, I could probably do and I think I would consider it if happened to have another child.
Have you ever heard of placenta encapsulation or done it? If so, did you notice a difference from taking the capsules?
More importantly - Are you pregnant?!?!? Did I miss an announcement?! If so, Congrats!!