Liv is now 4 months old, and I’m not out of my placenta pills, so I wanted to give you a quick update on it and let you know everything about it!
I explained WHY I ENCAPSULATED MY PLACENTA before I had Liv in that post, so if you want to read why, plus all the benefits, then read that first post before this one.
I encapsulated my placenta with Living Birth Mom, HIGHLY recommend her. She was great, plus you can add in blends to your specific needs. She ships worldwide too.
So when I had her usually about 3 days in is when I start to feel it. By feeling it I mean, the fog, feeling depressed, homesick, sadness etc. By the time I got home from the hospital, I felt a little down, anxious. I didn’t have my pills thus far. My husband TJ, was going to pick them up later that afternoon. I could feel it coming on, it also didn’t help that I couldn’t take Oaks to school and he was acting out that day. He wanted me to play and I just couldn’t move. He could sense something was up. So I cried that day for sure.
I got the placenta pills that night and she recommends you start taking 3 a day, to remember, take one at breakfast, one at lunch and one at dinner, but if then you still feel like you need more, to self medicate yourself. So 3 days into take 3 a day I was much better. I still had those feelings of feeling homesick and foggy. I did have a moment at night (which always gets the worst for me) my anxiety heightens at night. I felt really down and sad. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, just wanted to hide in a room. That honestly was the worst of it all!
So I took it upon myself to self medicate, just like she had told me to do. I doubled up my dose. 2 in the morning, 2 at lunch and 2 at night.
I felt AMAZING for just having a baby. I couldn’t believe how good I felt after just having a baby. I kept thinking wow, can I start working out? Everything felt good, I healed up so much quicker. I felt like I could go on a run at 1 week pp. I’ve had no hair loss, no downs, no feelings of feeling homesick.
I’ve converted so many friends to this and heard so many good things from other woman who have done it! IT WORKS. It’s not the placebo affect. Here are some of things I noticed of how I felt.
- Increase milk secretion and supply
- Enhance and elevate mood
- Overall quickened postpartum healing
- Decrease baby blues and postpartum depression
- Increase normal sleep patterns
- Increase in energy
- Quickened uterine shrinkage
- Decreased anxiety and worry
- Feeling “normal” after delivery
- Stronger connections and bonding between mom & baby and Mom & other family members
- Less postpartum bleeding and length of bleeding time
- Overall emotional/psychological sense of peace and well being
I enjoyed Liv so much during this time. Not that I didn’t enjoy Oaks, but I was kind of a mess. Also, worrying about everything too.
My uterus shrunk down SO fast, I noticed I was producing SO much milk, my body felt healed so fast. I never felt the newborn exhaustion phase, although she has been the best sleeper, so I don’t think that one counts.
I bled for a week and that was it. I didn’t hurt, I could go on walks, granted she was 2 full pounds smaller than Oaks, but I remember being incredibly sore after having Oaks. I could barely walk 2 weeks postpartum. I believe the weight and the placenta had a lot to do with it.
I’ve never believed in something SO much. I could have 3 more babies doing this. I don’t worry about the actual giving birth part, its the after I worry about. The postpartum blues.
I wrote up a blog post about “HOW TO DEAL WITH EMOTIONS AFTER BABY” I set up a system for when I had her that also helped my recovery. Bottom line though, if I didn’t encapsulate my placenta, there would’ve been a lot… A LOT of crying and feeling homesick. The way I set up everything totally helped! I hope this information helps you guys!
I did the placenta then I added in “baby blues boost” and the tincture, which I haven’t taken yet. I still have it!
Let me know if you have any questions about it! Happy to chat about anything.