Choosing a placenta encapsulation specialist usually involves a few questions on pricing, procedure and hospital release policies, and booking information. What it should also include is questioning about where the process will be done. More and more families are choosing to have their placentas processed in their own home, and that is the only option Baltimore Annapolis Placenta Encapsulation provides. Here’s why so many new mothers are trusting BAPE to handle their encapsulation:
Sometimes the idea of having a placenta cooking in your own kitchen can be off putting. “What will it smell like? I don’t want blood and guts all over my countertops!” are often stated concerns when we introduce in home encapsulation. Usually, family members who are a little less interested in the process might be present, and new parents are reluctant to have them exposed to what they may see or smell.
The positives of having your own placenta in your home are endless! First off, there is little to no smell that comes from the placenta during the process. Encapsulation also takes up very little space in the kitchen. Our specialists bring all their own sterilized and sanitized equipment, and thoroughly prepare the kitchen and cover their workspace, so there’s no worry about placenta parts being next to your chicken dinner. Those that don’t want to see/hear/smell anything don’t have to worry; when the placenta is being processed the entire procedure is very discreet.
The convenience of processing in home allows curious parents to not only see and learn about their placenta, but observe the meticulous countermeasures in place to insure no cross contamination or breach of sanitation standards. Specialists themselves are fully covered and prepared to make sure they do not handle the placenta in any way that isn’t OSHA regulated for safety.
The placenta is in your own kitchen! It’s your own organ, in your own home with its exposure to the everyday allergens and environment that you’re used to. The full transparency of the procedure gives many peace of mind that they are receiving the best quality pills after encapsulation, that their placenta was treated with the best materials and care, and that there is little margin for error within the home. No transport hazards or equipment failure outside of the home, outside of your control, need be fretted over!
Want to learn more about our procedures and policies surrounding placenta encapsulation? We know you’re entrusting us with a priceless, one of a kind piece of your recovery - let us handle it with the utmost care and around your schedule. Contact us today to schedule your postpartum wellness visit with a specialist!
I wanted to touch on a very important subject today - I delivered by third baby a few weeks ago so I am here to talk about something people ask me all the time: “How do you keep it together and get through the day with three kids under 5”. My answer honestly is that you do what you have to do and get through the day without any expectations.
Here are some of my tips for making the self love easier during your postpartum period.
I am not putting on a face for anyone.
That’s right! No make up on, hair up in a bun, I’ve got a dress on and my nursing bra on. I’m not worried about looking put together before anyone comes to the door. That’s not what this period is about! It’s about taking care of yourself or taking care of your baby. I don’t put myself together before people come over.
Don’t Worry about making requests of the people coming over to your house.
Set boundaries and delegate. If people are coming to your house to hold your baby - make sure they bring you something to eat! Make sure they’re coming over and doing something while they’re there; entertaining your kids, putting in some laundry, doing something helpful around the house while you’re holed up on the couch tending to baby.
Also make sure people know that if you’re expecting them at a certain time to be punctual! Nothing is worse than sitting waiting for someone to come over that said they would be there at a certain time and it keeps you from from feeding the baby, taking a nap, taking care of older siblings or leaving for errands and appointments, etc. You’re the inflexible one at this juncture and that’s okay!
Don’t worry about the scale!
Seriously! I have quite a ways to go to get back to my pre baby weight and I am not worried about it in the slightest! I lost a certain amount of pounds they day I came home from the birth center with my new baby and the rest of it will come off when it comes off. I’m not worried about fitting into anything; it’s summer time and hot and I need to go with the flow and go for what is comfortable and easy! A lot of my pre pregnancy stuff and pregnancy things in the summertime are flowing and big! This is me - Mom face and all. The small stuff isn’t that important!
This is only a season of life! Remember that during such a special time and remember to be gentle with yourself. You welcomed a human being into this world, and life will never be the same. Nor should it. Embrace the changes and the transition of yourself into this new self and role during new motherhood, for the first or multiple times!