I just wanted to share my story, bub is 4weeks old tomorrow and I had a pretty rocky birth and PP.
I had a failed induction and c-sect with PPH and am now anemic with low blood pressure. I developed cellulitis and now have a wound infection.
Bub was moved to NICU for a week and is now being treated as an outpatient at RCH so it not always with me. He has medical complications which mean I have to feed EBM during the day (thankfully I can breastfed normally overnight).
Anyways, I have been taking placenta tablets twice a day since 5 day PP and am feeling GREAT. I had a few tears on day 4 and have had moments of feeling overwhelmed but all considered I feel very stable.
Hopefully at my 6wk check up my iron levels would have improved and my BP returned to normal.
For anyone considering placenta encapsulation/consumption I can't recommend it enough. Perhaps I would have been ok without it, but I am a walking advertisement of risk factors for PND and associated problems and have been doing really well.
The placenta is the most amazing thing ever!
ETA: as mentioned bub was in NICU and now requires ongoing treatment through RCH. He has been pulled from pillar to post and had soo many tests. It took until 3wk+1day for him to part with his cord which was alot longer then average - I think he wasn't ready to let go any earlier.