A huge welcome to Dr Cindy Laudan-Ho to the Tender Touches Doula Services team!! Dr Cindy has joined our team as a placenta encapsulation specialist. Today's blog post was written by Dr Cindy on the benefits of placenta encapsulation, and why being a TCM Dr is beneficial in the preparation of your placenta.
When I encapsulate placentas, clients repeatedly tell me that my finished product is very effective and beneficial . It wasn't until I had my son and took my own placenta pills that I realized just how true that really was. Consuming my own placenta was a life saver. I honestly believe that it made the world of a difference in my healing, and in my abilities to provide for my newborn son physically, spiritually and mentally. Completing my Doctorate in Chinese medicine gave me so much more knowledge about the benefits of placentophagy for the postpartum mom and her newborn. In cases where there have been a traumatic birth, or challenges in healing or coping, I have the education for determining which herbs would be better to add, and whether any are needed at all. I am able to justify when more is needed and when less is more, and am therefore able to modify per individual. Having a new baby is both rewarding and challenging; I'm happy that I have the familiarity with Chinese medicine and placentopaghy to provide what I can to make this process as easy as possible for these new families.
I love the freedom that preparation in clients homes gives me. I feel that it is safer and cleaner. Its no different then if you cut your own finger while preparing dinner and then ran it under the water in your kitchen sink. You eat out of your own kitchen, and probably didn't think twice about how clean your counters were when you were preparing that meal. Knowing this, preparing your placenta in your own home, should give you peace of mind.
~ Dr Cindy
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By: Doula Sonja
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