I remember when I trained as a Active Birth Teacher there were many stories about placenta and the mineral and iron rich properties it brought to women in the immediate postnatal period.
Recently as the regional rep for East London Doulas, we invited one of our DUK members who is currently a IPEN member to talk to us about its importance and how it benefits the women.
We should not underestimate the power of the body to heal after birth. Also that it has the innate resources to help ignite that healing process.
Some women suffer terribly from excessive blood loss (a low iron count): depression as a result of the rapid hormonal changes that occur immediately after birth. Visit http://placentanetwork.com/lynnea-shrief-explains-placenta-encapsulation-on-itvs-this-morning/. Maybe Placenta Encapsulation is the option that we need to consider.