Green Placenta Smoothie anyone?

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Green Placenta Smoothie anyone?


Happy Friday!!

More than likely, you are either into eating your placenta or just flat out disgusted by it. Wherever you fall on the spectrum, you are entitled to that choice. Currently there is not evidence based research to support placenta encapsulation but there are a whole lot of “feel good” anecdotal claims of numerous benefits.

I didn’t consume my placenta with my first baby and my doula encapsulated for my second baby. Did I notice a difference in my postpartum experience. YES! My advice is always to do your research (from sources you trust) then follow your heart. Evidence Based recommendations are great, but are not without error.

While working with a postpartum doula client last week, I got to prepare her a Green Placenta Smoothie. (shown in picture above) Her doula cleaned and sliced her placenta into small chunks, then froze it between parchment paper, so that it would be easy to remove and pop into a yummy fruit and veggie smoothie. If you decide to go this route, I recommend you have your partner prepare it for you, so that you never have to see it.

Still trying to decide yaay or naay? Here are two pretty good (unbiased) articles on the topic: CNN & Science & Sensibility. Let me know if you come across any other good ones! Post them in the comments section on my blog.

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Keya Merah Nkonoki, (E-RYT 200) is a joyful and encouraging Pregnancy & Postpartum Yoga Teacher, Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Educator, and Birth Blogger with a passion for nurturing women through their entire birth process. She has been providing resources to pregnant families for over a decade, through her company Hariatma Birth.
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