In the grand scheme of planning our homebirth, there was one
thing that Bruss was unsure about: placenta encapsulation. The idea of consuming a placenta after childbirth was absolutely an eyebrow raiser for me, too, the first time I heard
After going to birth circle and researching some more, I came around to
the idea. Lots of moms testified that there was a positive effect on their postpartum period, going so far as to call them
their “happy pills”. I had postpartum
blues with both Ysabella and Bryan (incidentally, both of their labors were
augmented with Pitocin) and if there was a way to avoid that emotional roller
coaster, I was willing to try it.