Wishing everyone a wonderful 2016 full of lovely births and babes! As I approach my seventh year of offering placenta encapsulation in the greater Sacramento area I am blessed to work with so many amazing families! Thank you for the #placentalove & Happy New Year!
Woman encapsulate for many reasons. The fear of postpartum depression is one of those reasons.
According to a study performed by the National Institutes of Health, "During the last trimester of pregnancy, the placenta secretes so much CRH that the levels in the bloodstream increase threefold. However, it was also discovered that postpartum women have lower than average levels of CRH, triggering depressive symptoms. They concluded that the placenta secreted so much CRH that the hypothalamus stopped producing it... After childbirth, the hypothalamus doesn't immediately receive the signal to begin producing CRH again, which can lead to postpartum depression. Eating the placenta will raise a mother's CRH levels therefore, reducing postpartum depression."
For additional research on how encapsulating your placenta may benefit you during your postpartum period please visit my research page HERE.
Greater Sacramento Area moms are having well balanced postpartum transitions. Join them!
The answer is simple...all types.
Over the last 6+ years I have worked with moms from all walks of life. You name it and I most likely have encapsulated for a mom in that career, profession, and demographic. This actually surprised me initially. I thought since placenta encapsulation was a bit on the "crunchy" side I would be working with more moms that may label themselves in that way, but boy was I wrong.
I quickly put my assumptions aside and was amazed as moms with thriving corporate careers, teenage moms, military moms, LGBT moms, stay at home moms, surrogate moms, mainstream moms, and those from all different types of backgrounds embraced what their placentas could do from them during their postpartum period, and have contacted me to prepare their placentas for them.
No matter their background, and whether it is their first baby or their 5th+ baby I am always honored to be asked to work with each and every mom. I love hearing their stories, getting to hear the reason they are deciding to take advantage of this birth option, and seeing their sweet bundles of joy that made it all possible. The PlacentaMom family has grown over the years, but with each new client I am excited to get to know another mom and be a witness to her own amazing journey.
What type of mom encapsulates their placenta? The answer is simple..Moms. We are all different and the same, wrapped up into one, and that is what makes it all so magical.
Placenta encapsulation is for all moms.
Once upon a time, way back when, I was an avid blogger. I blogged about my family, our crazy adventures, and then the crunchier side of me. I found blogging to be a therapeutic outlet during all the trials and tribulations of life. However, as our two bambinas got older and filled our day with more and more activities my time to blog began to be harder to find. I realized I had to take a break and posted a sad "The End" post bidding farewell.
Jump forward a few years...
Yes, I am still busier then ever, but our girls are older and finally going to school together on the same schedule. After figuring out the new swing of things I am ready to attempt a blog once again. Of course this time it will be more PlacentaMom focused, but I am sure family adventures will crop up from time to time.
In the coming weeks I am going to dust off some of my past archived posts that I think will benefit others, especially those in the local Sacramento birth and parenting communities that I serve with my placenta encapsulation services. In addition there will be new posts and guest posts to enjoy and share. I love seeing how both the local and virtual community are growing and the support offered is simply amazing. At times I am even a bit jealous since not much was available way back when, or if it was it was hard to find. Not jealous enough to add another to the Morales Crew (lol), but jealous enough to want to help continue to build the information and resources to those searching.
To get thing started I will answer a set of questions I am asking all guest bloggers to answer as well, because sometimes off the cuff questions make us realize we are all in this together…
You have won the free time lotto...how are you spending a day with no obligations?
Hands down...day at the beach with the family. This is our happy space and we cannot get enough of the ocean air, sand between our toes, and cool waves. The beach makes me happy.
Thank goodness there is no age limit...what is your favorite kid show?
Yo Gabba Gabba - we were pioneers of this show. Thankfully our girls liked it too ;)
Now that you have gotten your feet wet with this parenting gig...what is the best advice you could give the pre-kiddo you?
Take lots of pictures. The memories will be joyful.
Remember the power you felt wielding that baby registry scanner gun…what was the one item you were certain would be the holy grail of gifts, but turned out to be bunk?
I really, really, really wanted a wipes warmer. We used it for awhile, and I did like it, but with time using them right out of the packet was more convenient, especially since we had stairs.
Sharing is caring...what is your favorite charity?
Since our girls are in school and the list of needs seems to be never ending Blue Oak PTA gets a lot of our attention, as does the Blue Oak Garden of Learning.
The cover is worn, you have read it a million times, & can recite it in your sleep...what children’s book have you shamelessly tried skipping a page (or five) come bedtime?
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Read it in English, Spanish, using funny voices, with finger gestures...not to keep their interest, but to keep my sanity. We read this one A LOT!
Baby poo or spit up...which is worse?
Spit up. I have a thing with saliva. Bleck.
Parenting can drive us to drink...pick your poison...Coffee, Soda, Beer, or Wine?
Coffee...I never drank it until I gave birth. Never.
Looking forward to sharing more with you...
- Tamara Morales
'The Placenta Mom'
Is your placenta in your birth plan?
The Placenta Mom
Tamara Morales is a wife, mom, and placenta encapsulation specialist serving the greater Sacramento area. This blog will share tidbits of the people, places, and things she loves as she navigates life and parenting.