The placenta is the organ that grows inside a woman's uterus during pregnancy and allows for the exchange of oxygen, nutrients and waste between mother and baby. After birth, the placenta is expelled. Some women chose to discard it, consume it, or dehydrate it for encapsulation. There is no known risk of placenta consumption by the mother. When taken, the placenta supplies natural iron and protein, and can help to re-balance essential hormones. It may also reduce postnatal bleeding, stress, and postpartum depression, increase energy levels and milk production, and help balance the mother's mood.
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