Full Moon Placenta Preparations
Encapsulation - Tinctures - Custom Herbal Blends
Offering 24-hour turn around placenta preparations for the city of Bend. Influenced by her previous work at San Francisco Community Acupuncture, her preparations draw from Traditional Chinese Medicine methodologies. Morgan also offers uniquely tailored herbal blends for the postpartum period. Full Moon Placenta Preparations strives to continue the "mothering of the mother" through postpartum. Morgan received training for placenta preparations through Full Circle Placenta Specialists, competed her OSHA training with Biologix Solutions and holds a food handling license through the state of Oregon.
While research is limited, the placenta is said to be rich in nutrients and hormonal factors that may enhance your recovery from childbirth and ease your postpartum transition. Most mammals continue this practice intuitively. It has also been recorded in human culture for centuries. Many choose to encapsulate for support in milk production from the Placental Lactogens. Others choose it for potential stress and pain relief from Cortisones, Prostaglandins and Placental Opioid Enhancing Factors. Interferon may support the immune system while Iron replenishment is said to aid with recovery, energy, handling sleep deprivation and moods. While larger studies are in process in regards to placental encapsulation benefits, the anecdotal evidence seems pretty strong. I'd recommend asking your friends who have tried it!
After processing your placenta with a light steam and a slow dehydration, it is ground into a fine powder. This powder is placed into small gel capsules. Each placenta is a different size and yields a different amount of pills, but on average you receive 150-200 pills. Dosage guidelines are outlined in regards to your individual pregnancy and birthing history.
Postpartum Herbal Blend Add-On
Before encapsulating your placenta, you have the option of having a custom blend of postpartum supportive herbs added. This will be based on your postpartum concerns and intake information.
Many people desire to use their placenta preparations when their menstrual cycle returns. A small portion of the placenta is set aside and preserved in an alcohol base tincture. This preserves the placenta for longer term storage.
The umbilical cord is set in a simple spiral and dehydrated. It is kept in a small muslin bag.
Sitz Bath Herbs
Specially prepared herbs aimed to support the healing of your bottom after vaginal delivery. With these herbs you may brew a tea for a shallow sitz bath, or even use them in a peri-bottle to rinse your perineum postpartum. Sanitary napkins can be soaked in the brew and frozen for a soothing cool pack as well.
An invoice and next steps will be emailed to you upon registration. Payments are due in full at the time of placenta pick-up and may be made by cash, check (payable to Morgan Miller), or credit.