Updated: Apr 6, 2022
I'm sure the majority have you heard about some weird Kardashian sister making placenta smoothies and feeding them to her family, but it’s not completely crazy. I’m not recommending making a smoothie with your placenta (however, you totally could), but I highly encourage you to consider placenta encapsulation. You can actually look up placenta recipes, and of course Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey have something to say on the matter.
Let me be totally honest, the first time I heard about this was when a friend of mine had another friend who was pregnant and she was talking about having a lotus birth. After I heard about this, I found myself Googling away and landed on some really good information about placenta encapsulation. At my next checkup I asked my doctor about it, and she had no concerns. Fast forward to our childbirth prep class and placenta encapsulation got brought up, now I was really intrigued.
I can speak as a mom who had her placenta encapsulated... TWICE! It was a game changer for me.. Compared to other moms around me I felt and appeared to have more energy than them, and my milk supply has always been great. It gave me energy on those tough days after a night full of cluster feeding, and even helped my husband out on nights where his sleep was heavily affected by a frequently waking newborn.