Kristen over at Birthing Beautiful Ideas has published her full story of using placenta capsules for her postpartum recovery. We first blogged about Kristen when she was pregnant, and planning to use the services of PBi’s own Kelsie Meyers to prepare the placenta.
Kristen writes many wonderful things about her experience with placenta capsules, and does a great job of analyzing her own feelings with regards to the purported benefits of placenta capsules, namely milk production, increase in energy, and mood enhancement.
Regarding her energy levels, she reports that during the first six weeks postpartum, when many of us feel like we’re doing well just surviving, “I have felt great. Amazing even.”
“(Someone on my Facebook page described themselves as feeling as if they are shooting unicorns and rainbow and glitter [out] of their butts when they take their placenta pills, AND NOW I CAN TOTALLY RELATE!)
And the only downside to this great, amazing energy is that I’ve had to remind myself (sometimes even out loud) that I just had a baby. That it’s okay (and probably even preferable) to slow down every once in a while.
But if that’s the only downside, then I’ll take it.
And if this great, amazing energy is in any way the result of my placenta pills, then by God, I’ll still take them.”
And, what about her mood?
“In the past six weeks, I can attest that my mood has seen far fewer fluctuations than it did following the births of Miles and Alec.
What’s more, during this time I’ve had less in-home help, more children to take care of, and far fewer days of paternity leave for Tim than I did after Miles and Alec’s births. So one might expect that I would be experiencing a huge increase in mood fluctuations.
Even more telling? I did have two days of major sadness and anxiety earlier this month. And when I reflected on the possible sources at the end of those two days, I realized that I had forgotten to take my placenta pills on both days.”
She summarizes her experience with humor, an emphatic “I love it!” and a shout-out to our PBi Specialists.
“I’ve been so alert and energetic and emotionally stable during these first six weeks that I can’t help but attribute some of these effects to these pills.
With that being said, I would highly recommend placenta encapsulation to any person who is considering it.
You never know: you might experience unicorns, rainbows, and glitter (i.e. increased milk production, better energy, and improved mood) too!”
So, there you have it, folks - another glowing testimonial, and another Placenta Love convert. Now go read Kristen’s blog; she’s a funny lady and a great writer.