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    Default My experience - placenta encapsulation

    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.

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    Hey there. I was your client. Hehe.

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    And yep iron levels returned to normal at 6wks pp

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    How is this done and what are he costs to have it done.. How do you notify the medical team that you want this done?


 

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