Mommy Feel Good

December 15, 2015

Jen ate her placenta just like Kim Kardashian.

One of my APPA colleagues, Jennifer Mayer interviewed by New York Daily News!

http://m.nydailynews.com/life-style/ate-placenta-kim-kardashian-article-1.2466658?cid=bitly

 

 

October 11, 2015

STOP! Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Let’s talk about the new Buzzfeed video that I am featured in.  I was initially very reluctant to participate in this project but I decided to go for it and now I’m a little bummed on the outcome, but looking at it as more of an opportunity to cover this subject.  Ochi’s initial reactions seem great and then as the days go on she claims feeling jittery and wired.  This can happen, I state it clearly on my suggested dosage card.  I am always very clear with my clients that the capsules can make you feel jittery or wired, and that if you do get this feeling that it is a sign that you’re taking too many capsules and you need to lower your dosage.  I even clearly state that I do not recommend taking them just before a nap or any later that 6pm.  I have clients that need more than the suggested dosage and some clients who do best with one capsule a day.  Everybody is different and you need to listen to your body to find that perfect balance for you.  So yes, Ochi’s response may seem less than optimal and may send someone who was on the fence about trying this running for the hills, but I suggest asking friends who have done it what their response was.  Take a look at some of my testimonials on my website and Yelp reviews.  I have worked with well over three thousand clients (need to count again) and many have come back to me for a second, third and now one client will soon be coming back for a fourth time!

Here is what the gorgeous Ione Skye Lee had to say about her experience.  “I felt terrific physically and emotionally from taking the placenta pills right after my baby was born.  I had heard of this before, it made sense but seemed too out there for me. I didn’t want to eat my placenta in a sandwich on a plate.  When I met Sara – who for someone who is doing something far outside the mainstream, she was surprisingly “normal” and I could relate to her.  I learned she put the placenta in pill form.  That I could do.  With my first child I didn’t ingest my placenta.  I was more weak and fragile physically and emotionally.  When I took the placenta pills after my second birth I felt a big difference.  Of course I had a natural elation and deflation for a few days but I felt like a superwoman. It was an easy process, the hospital, Cedars Sinai had heard of this and were helpful. I wish I had more!” -Ione Skye Lee

And Tamara, “I became very interested in placenta encapsulation when I heard of all the benefits it could have.  My sister had milk supply issues and my best friend had horrible postpartum, so I thought I would be pro-active and give it a try.  I met Sara at a parenting class and what I was most impressed was how “normal” she was.  Then I was recommended to her by my acupuncturist and I was sold.  The whole process was simple as I didn’t even know it happened.  I took the recommended dosage and I don’t know if I am really a lucky person or it was the placenta but I have had plenty of milk supply, and zero depression.  I definitely recommend encapsulating your placenta to all pregnant women and Sara is the woman to do it.  And to top it all off, she gives the best massage ever!” -Tamara

And Natalie, “The capsules have been great, I am just finishing them up! I have felt wonderful so I am guessing they did the trick. I was very worried because I do suffer from depression and was concerned about post-partum, but I have been very even keel and happy. Thank you so much! I will certainly pass your info on and use you again for our next pregnancy!” -Natalie

As far as the capsules starting to have and odor and taste, yep, that is normal.  That will go away by storing them in the freezer after the first couple weeks of initial use.  I’m not in any way trying to take away or belittle Ochi’s response to her capsules, but I sure wish she would have reached out as encouraged to work on getting the right dosage down for her body and her particular needs.  Again, don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater and if you’re interested in trying this, do it! I can’t tell you how many times I have heard women tell me that they had decided against it only to wish later that they had done it.  You can’t go back once you decide not to do it, but even if you do it and only take those capsules now and again to get you through some rough times it is worth it.

October 14, 2010

Interview with Good Food on KCRW

Rene Redzepi of Noma; Eating Afterbirth; Le Fooding; Grapes – Good Food on KCRW.

Take a listen to my interview on Good Food! Click the link and go to the download option where you can listen to last Saturday’s show.  If you’re not interested in the whole show, you can skip to my interview toward the end.

July 3, 2009

Time Magazine

TimeCoverA client’s husband, the one and only Joel Stein has written an article in Time Magazine on his experience of me coming over to prepare his wife’s placenta!  Please read and prepare to laugh.

TimeArticle

 

Afterbirth: It’s What’s For Dinner

June 16, 2009

Placenta produces hormones?

The placenta is an endocrine organ, meaning it is a hormone producing organ.  The placenta begins producing hormones at 6-8 weeks gestation to help sustain pregnancy.  These hormonal levels continually increase during pregnancy, and by the third trimester there are 3 times the normal level of hormones in an expectant mother’s system.  By 4-5 days postpartum, these hormone levels will drop to below normal.  This is a huge fluctuation going from 3 times the normal level to below normal hormonal level, and this is where the healing properties of the placenta come into play. 

Here are just a few of the scientifically known hormones and their functions that are produced by that placenta and are still viable and intact after delivery.

  • Prolactin: promotes lactation
  • Oxytocin: for pain and bonding; also known as the “love” hormone. 
  • Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infection
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: boosts energy and helps recover from stressful events
  • Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks stores of energy
  • Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia
  • Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing

These are just a few of the powerful healing hormones that the placenta produces, so doesn’t it make sense to safely welcome these hormones back into your system as well as your baby’s through your breast milk?

Read more about Placenta Encapsulation.

November 18, 2008

An article on placentophagia

Below is a link to a very well written article courtesy of PlacentaBenefits on the use of placenta for postpartum recovery.  Enjoy!

An article on placentophagia

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October 20, 2008

Sad mother tonight

Another unfortunate inccident regarding a hospitals disregard to a woman’s request and right to her placenta.  Please read the post and browse the links to ensure that this does not happen to you or any woman that you know who wishes to take home her placenta. 

Sad mother tonight

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September 16, 2008

Misunderstanding leads to loss of placenta

Here is a good example of why it is so important to contact a specialist on placenta encapsulation before it is too late.  There are a lot of people out there starting to offer this service, be sure that they are trained in this process and know the dos and don’ts of the encapsulation process. 

  Misunderstanding leads to loss of placenta

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May 20, 2008

Beat the Baby Blues…

Beat the Baby Blues and build your baby’s immunity at the same time. Dehydrated placenta is extremely nutrient rich and helps replenish the body, restoring and rebalancing hormones after labor and delivery, with the intention of preventing post-partum depression. It is high in vitamins and minerals such as iron, protein and vitamin B6. The act of ingesting placenta capsules also helps the new mother enhance milk production and shorten bleeding time. Some capsules can even be saved for when the time comes to wean baby from breastfeeding or when it comes time for the first day of school. As well, it can be given to the child if there is ever any bone breaking or trauma of any kind. These are just a few examples of the many benefits of placenta.
Visit http://placentabenefits.info to find out more.

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