The Placenta is a temporary or disposable organ attached to the inside of the womb during pregnancy. The placenta produces hormones (progesterone and estrogen) necessary to sustain pregnancy and fetal development such as:
Estrogen- promotes production of prolactin & uterine growth
Progesterone-prevents mother’s uterus from shedding its lining
Oxytocin- regulates pregnancy, stimulates contractions, hormones, promotes lactation
IgG [Immunoglobulin G] antibodies- protect fetus in womb
HCG [Human Chorionic Gonadotropin]- ensures pregnancy progresses & fetal development
HPL [Human Placental Lactogen]-regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels for fetus
The placenta acts as a barrier and never allows the blood of the mother and child to come in contact with each other. The placenta is the only organ that that is compatible with two sets of blood types and genes.
This unique organ performs multiple functions such as:
Allows gas exchange so the fetus gets enough oxygen
Facilitates blood flow between mama and baby
Filters out some microbes that could cause infection
Transfers antibodies from the mother to the fetus, conferring some immune protection
The placenta undergoes consistent change throughout the course of pregnancy between weeks 0 and 13 of conception. It is an important mother to aide in the baby’s health after birth. It is sometimes called “afterbirth”, as it is expelled through the vagina after the fetus has been delivered. The average placenta size is around 1lb and 22 cm long. The placenta interacts with the baby through the umbilical cord which has 2 arteries and 1 vein. The placenta is the same with baby—no two placentas are ever the same!
Placenta encapsulation is the act of taking a fresh, raw placenta, washing the placenta, steaming, or slicing the placenta raw, dehydrating, grinding, and putting the placenta powder into consumable capsules.
The type of birth you have (vaginal, C-section, or choosing to have an epidural) does not affect the ability to encapsulate. All processes are done with respect and education of that placenta and in a sanitary environment. Encapsulation should adhere to strict OSHA guidelines and follow proper food safety standards.
Placenta Encapsulation is not regulated by the FDA or Florida Department of Health. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or symptoms. Statements regarding dietary supplements, as well as the content of this site, and the methods used by Asabi LLC (DBA Asabi Birth Services) are not reviewed or approved by the FDA. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and utilizing placenta, and hold Asabi LLC, DBA Asabi Birth Services harmless for any and all liabilities, ill effects, or risks associated with placenta use