"We were fortunate enough to find Ida through our amazing Doula Jenny. I had researched Placentophagy thoroughly and knew it was something I wanted to do as I was concerned about postpartum depression and had heard taking encapsulated placenta pills could help get my body back to shape faster. The look on my very proper mother-in law's face when she asked what the cooler was for in the delivery room and I told her "I am going to eat the placenta", was pretty priceless. In reality it is not as gruesome as it sounds and Ida took care of that part anyway. Our doula delivered the placenta from the hospital to Ida right after the birth (make sure bring an ice box with you to the hospital for that part, do not worry about ice as it will be provided by the hospital). She then got to work dehydrating it, grinding it into fine powder and putting it into capsules. By the time we left the hospital the finished product was ready and Ida dropped them off along with some lovely organic ink prints she made from the placenta. I had a crazy labor that lasted 3 days with no sleep at all, so I was pretty much dead to world when she stopped by. But she was so sweet and understanding, she really put me at ease. When we learned that she is also a doula she graciously sat down with my mom, mother-in law, and myself for about 45 mins answering all of our questions and concerns about our new little one. When she left, we all agreed that she had really chosen the right profession. Everything about her demeanor says calm and nurturing. I have been taking the pills for about a month now and feel amazing. I do not eat meat and have had issues with anemia at times so I feel like the pills played a crucial part in restoring my energy levels. There was still a definite recovery time for about a week after the birth, where I felt pretty low energy. But given the circumstances surrounding the labor I was expecting it to be much longer. My family kept on checking in with me because they were worried about postpartum depression but if anything my happiness just increased ten fold. I lost almost all of the baby weight without working out and a few people have stopped me in the street to ask if she is my baby because I do not look like I just gave birth. That is always a boost to the old self-esteem. The pills last indefinitely in the freezer so I set a few aside and plan to keep them and take them as a natural anti-depressant if Iā€™m ever feeling down. We will definitely be using Ida again and recommend her to anyone who wants to try Placentophagy. Thank you Ida!ā€

I learned how to encapsulate placentas last year using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) method. This method dates back over 2,ooo years. I am OSHSA certified in dealing with blood borne pathogens related to placenta encapsulation. In addition to encapsulating your placenta I offer my clients placenta prints and have even found a beautiful eco paint made with vegetable dye if you wish to have a colored print of you placenta.

  • The placenta transfers Nutrients and oxygen from mother to fetus, and containes high levels of...
  • Prostaglandin ā€“ anti inflammatory
  • Prolactin- promotes lactation
  • Interferon- stimulates the immune system to protect against infection
  • Cortisone- combats stress and gives an energy boost
  • Hemoglobin- replenished Iron deficiency and anemia
  • Gammaglobulin- immune booster
  • Oxytocin- often referred to as the Love hormone it aids in a persons ability to bond with others
  • Placenta capsules may help you to...
  • Balance your hormones
  • Prevent or ease baby blues
  • Shorten postpartum bleeding
  • Increase your milk supply
  • Increase postpartum iron levels
  • Increase your energy levels
  • Recover more quickly from birth and help uterus return back to size

How this works...

Please email me if you are interested in getting your placenta encapsulated or having a tincture made of your placenta. Over the phone I will get some information from you and provide you with pricing and some paper work I require before going forward.

IDA REID

310.699.2602

ida.doula@gmail.com

Ida Reid