I started regularly preparing placentas for clients after I experienced the benefits of placenta medicine myself after the birth of my second child. I found it to be incredibly helpful with my postpartum recovery - my milk came in abundantly but without engorgement, my bleeding was completely done in a little under two weeks and my uterus returned to its normal size very quickly. Even though my first pregnancy had been super healthy, I felt like I never fully recovered my former energy and slipped into deep postpartum depression that lasted over a year. With my second, I had a completely different experience - after just 2 or 3 weeks of my placenta pills, I felt like I was back to my old self and didn't experience even the slightest pang of postpartum depression or baby blues. Since it was so beneficial, I wanted to offer my skills to other mothers as well. I now offer a variety of placenta services to new families in Portland, Vancouver and surrounding areas.
I feel as if the placenta pills were a HUGE help in my recovery on my birthing experience and my coping with the loss of my very special family member named Dakota. I noticed that when taking the pills my mood and spirt would even out and bring me back to reality. Anytime I felt I was taking a "dip" in my mood or possible depression, the pills brought me back up and helped me cope with my day to day living.
I found that you are a pleasure to visit with. I love your stories and experiences with children that you shared with me. I think you are a very funny and knowledgeable individual and felt very comfortable with you! I can't wait to hire your services again for child number two!
I was lucky enough to not experience postpartum depression but I also took the placenta medicine for a couple of weeks to ensure a speedy recovery, as well as keep my mood positive during many, many sleepless nights. I am keeping quite a bit for when I go through menopause, as I'd much rather take my own hormones than manufactured hormones. I absolutely love the placenta prints she gave me and have one hanging on my wall. It's my daughter's "tree of life!"
I took the capsules for a couple weeks and had plenty of milk. I plan on saving some for menopause, it's in the freezer now. As far as other aspects of the placenta experience, I loved everything, how you came over to the house and took care of everything. I loved being educated on my placenta and the prints are something so special I plan to keep and make into some sort of book. Pretty much everyone who came over to my house for the next month got a full explanation from me about my placenta, what you did, showed off the prints, etc.
I just wanted to let you know how great your service is. I loved the package you put together, and your salve is absolutely beautiful! I feel so much better about my placenta experience with this second baby than the first. Thanks so much for helping us out.