The placenta is a powerful, life-giving organ and the first project that you and your little one(s) make, together! It helps your baby(ies) develop by providing nutrients, hormones, and oxygen and it keeps your baby(ies) safe and healthy by removing waste. In many ways, the placenta is your child’s first parent.
Honoring the placenta–through consumption, burial, and/or ceremony– is an ancient practice that can have many physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. During pregnancy, labor, and delivery, birthing people’s bodies experience a wide range of hormone fluctuations and physical changes. As magical as bringing a baby into this world is, it is also extremely hard work. The placenta’s hormonal makeup is uniquely tailored to supplement each birthing person’s postpartum process! Consuming your placenta is one of the most natural and healthy ways to replenish your body and balance your hormones during the postpartum period as well as future moon cycles and times of stress.
Anecdotal evidence shows that physical benefits to consuming your placenta can include, but are not limited to:
- Increase in energy
- Increase in milk production
- Balancing of hormone levels
- Replenishing of iron levels
- Reduction in postpartum bleeding
- Encouraging uterus to return to pre-pregnancy size and location
Quetzal Placenta Package ~ $300*
I have been trained in proper sanitation and handling techniques, and I am deeply committed to honoring your placenta and your health. You will receive the below services for most placentas, depending on the condition in which I receive them:
- Placenta capsules and/or powder
- Placenta tincture in Brandy
- Placenta broth made with warming and anti-inflammatory herbs
- Dried umbilical cord keepsake
- Placenta watercolor keepsake
- Detailed recommendations for use
- Placenta salve ($30)
*I carefully choose my rates to honor the labor and energy work that I invest into making medicine while being accessible to those who need support and fair to other practitioners who make their living doing this work. If you are interested in working with me but cannot meet the prices listed, please let me know! I trust we can find a way for you to get the support you need and honor my labor. Payment plans, trades, and barters are also available upon request.