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Placentophagy – Research and Literature Presentation

Placentophagy – A brief look at the history surrounding placenta consumption and a more in depth look at the research and literature available. During this presentation I extrapolate that consuming ones own placenta has the ability to positively impact and aid a Woman’s postpartum period referencing the studies conducted to date. *DISCLAIMER – It is …

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The Yolk Sac

*This post does contain pictures of a placenta* *All photographs shared with permission* What you can see here is a dehydrated yolk sac in the membranes (bag of waters) of a placenta. This is indeed pretty special. On Tuesday evening I got a ‘heads up’ message from my girlfriend who was in labour to say …

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Steamed (TCM/traditional) v Non-steamed (raw start)

Let’s take a closer look at the two different methods of placenta encapsulation preparation in a little more detail – the traditional or steamed method, which is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theories, and the raw start or non-steamed method, which is based loosely on the raw foods diet. The steamed method has been practiced …

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Ways to Honour Your Placenta

The placenta is an amazing organ responsible for growing and sustaining your baby throughout the duration of your pregnancy. They are nutrient-dense organs held in high esteem across the world for their connection to mother and baby, the health benefits they possess and the spiritual beliefs surrounding them. Despite the placenta being respected in many …

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