The Amazing Placenta

The Amazing Placenta
Bianca McKillop
Written by Bianca McKillop

The placenta is an amazing and normally disregarded organ that develops in your uterus during pregnancy. This structure provides oxygen and nutrients to your growing baby and removes waste products from your baby’s blood. The placenta attaches to the wall of your uterus, and your baby’s umbilical cord arises from it.

The Amazing PlacentaMany women are unaware of the many nutrients and hormones the placenta holds, these nutrients and hormones can be greatly beneficial for women to help in their post partum recovery. Placenta Encapsulation and Placenta Remedies are natural ways of healing your mind and body and replacing vital nutrients that the body craves after the trauma of labour and birth.  For more information on the hormones and nutrients please visit

Placentophagy (Placenta ingestion) has been around for years and in so many countries. Women would add their placenta into dishes such as stews and casseroles or other homemade recipes.

Nowadays women choose to consume their placenta in a more modern form, such as having their placenta encapsulated (made into capsules) and adding other placenta remedies alongside the capsules.


Just from one placenta, women can request as many remedies as she would like, these include:

  • Placenta capsules,
  • Placenta smoothie,
  • Placenta essence,
  • Placenta tincture,
  • Placenta creams/balms
  • Placenta oils

For more information on any of these remedies please visit

Tree of Life

Placenta remedies are very unique to the mother as the remedies are made from her own placenta and is for her use only. The placenta is symbolic to “The Tree of Life” which comes from the intricate pattern of veins which appear on placentas. It is truly a life giving symbol as the placenta is a lifeline in the womb to baby and can give mother the feeling of energy and new life after birth.

Benefits of Consuming the Placenta

Mothers who have consumed their placenta in capsule form have reported the following:
Benefits of Placenta Remedies

  • A boost in energy levels
  • Increased and enriched milk supply
  • Balanced moods and hormones
  • Increased iron levels
  • Faster recovery from birth
  • Uterus returning to normal size faster
  • Decreased incidence of postnatal depression/baby blues
  • Reduced postnatal bleeding
  • General improvement in health and well being

If you would like any information on placenta remedies then please visit where you will find information on the various types of remedies, how to book your placenta services and how they can be beneficial for post partum recovery.