Placenta prints are impressions made by using both the
maternal side of the placenta and the baby's side (which
make the beautiful Tree of Life images). Prints are typically
made by using the blood left in the placenta as the medium
(color) or sometimes non-toxic paint can be used, if desired.
Prints are made on sturdy watercolor paper and in a series
of 5-10 prints.
The umbilical cord bring oxygen and nutrients to the baby
while in-utero and is the connection to the life sustaining
placenta. A unique and memorable way to honor this ama-
zing partnership and connection between you and your
baby, the umbilical cord can be dehydrated format in a shape that is meaningful to you (heart,
star, spiral, etc.). Forget the bronze shoes, this is really something to be amazed by and to
The placenta is an amazing organ, one that is created with your baby, to sustain your baby,
and then birthed after your baby. We honor this beautiful life sustaining force by returning it
to the mother, speeding her healing, improving lactation, helping with baby blues, and more.
Traditionally, placenta capsules are used to help:
- balance the hormones
- enhance milk supply
- increase energy
- speed healing process
- bring the body back into balance
- prevent the "baby blues"
- shorten postpartum bleeding
- assist the uterus in return to size
- increase postpartum iron levels
Women who take placenta capsules report fewer emotional
issues and enjoy a faster, more pleasant postpartum
recovery. Women, and their families, notice a marked
improvement in overall feelings of happiness and
well-being when taking placenta capsules.
The role of the placenta does not stop at birth, so do not let your placenta go to waste...
The Placenta's Healing Chemicals
The known ingredients that give the placenta its healing properties are:
Gonadotrophin - the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
Prolactin - promotes lactation
Oxytocin - for pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of
mother and infant. In pharmaceutical form this is a very addictive drug because it promotes a
feeling of connectedness with others and is often referred to as the “love” hormone
Interferon - stimulates the immune system to protect against infection
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone - boosts energy and helps recover from stressful events
Cortisone - combats stress and unlocks stores of energy
Prostaglandins - anti-inflammatory
Hemoglobin - replenishes iron deficiency and anemia
Gammaglobulin - immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII - stops bleeding and enhances wound
To book my services, please complete the AHBS Placenta Agreement and call me for the
mailing address and to confirm my availability.
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|Ancient Hearts Birth Services
~ Honoring the Beauty of Birth ~
(Photo by Rebekah Greenawalt)
|~ Katherine Stanglin, CD(DONA), HCHI, HCHD ~
Hypnobabies Childbirth Educator & HypnoDoula
Birth Doula (DONA)
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