Placenta Encapsulation continues its popularity in Cincinnati. Many people are feeling and reporting benefits of a more balanced mood, increased energy, less stress, and a quicker postpartum recovery.
One of the downfalls to placenta encapsulation is that your capsules have a short shelf life, even with proper storage, and should be consumed in the first several weeks postpartum. A placenta tincture gives you the opportunity to use your placenta for an extended period of time.
Traditionally tinctures are a concentrated alcohol extract of herbs. Following the guidelines of herbalists, tinctures don’t expire. They are actually quite common. You probably have vanilla extract (a tincture) in your cabinet.
When working with a Doulas of Cincinnati Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist, a tincture will be made from a small portion of your prepared placenta. Don’t worry. We don’t add any herbs to your placenta capsules or tincture. You can trust that your tincture is handcrafted with only your placenta and high quality Gluten Free alcohol.
Just when your placenta capsules are starting to run out, your tincture is mature and ready to be used. Taken in very small amounts, with a small glass of water or juice, a little bit goes a long way. As long as proper storage is followed (not to worry, it’s really easy) you can use your placenta tincture, in some cases, for years.
It may help you feel balanced during your menstrual cycle and used when you’re feeling stress, anxiety or are in a sort of emotional funk. And we all know that parenthood can come with a little bit of that.
Want to learn more about Doulas of Cincinnati Placenta Encapsulation? Ready to be matched with your Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist? Contact Us today and experience the DOC Difference.
Katie Brenner, MFA
ProDoula Certified Childbirth Educator, ProDoula Certified Labor and Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, and ProDoula Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist