- Reported At Least One Benefit 98% 98%
- Increased Energy 80% 80%
- Better Mood 68% 68%
- Quicker Healing 62% 62%
- Increased Milk Supply 58% 58%
- Feeling More Balanced 70% 70%
- Less Times of Weepiness 64% 64%
- Decreased Feelings of Sadness 74% 74%
- Reduced Anxiety 58% 58%
- Would Reccomend Red Tree Placenta to Others Interested in Encapsulation 100% 100%
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IRON, FATIGUE AND POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
This is a study showing a direct link between low iron levels after birth and risk of postpartum depression.
The role of maternal anemia in the development of postpartum depression (PPD) is unclear. PPD is a serious disorder that may negatively affect the physical and emotional health of a new mother and her infant. Although psychosocial factors that increase the risk of developing PPD are known, few studies have identified physiologic factors that predispose a woman to PPD. New mothers were visited at home on d 7, 14 and 28 after an uncomplicated labor and delivery. Hemoglobin (Hb) concentration was measured via finger-prick blood at each visit, and the women completed the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depressive Symptomatology Scale (CES-D) on d 28. There was a negative correlation between Hb concentration on d 7 postpartum and depressive symptoms on d 28 (r = -4.26; P = 0.009). CES-D scores (means +/- SEM) on d 7 of women with normal Hb levels > 120 g/L (12 g/dL) were significantly lower (6.90 +/- 1.04) than those of women with Hb levels < or = 120 g/L (12 g/dL) [16.36 +/- 3.34; t(35) = -3.632, P = 0.001]. Thus, women suffering early postpartum anemia may be at increased risk of developing PPD.
Corwin EJ, Murray-Kolb LE, Beard JL. J Nutr. 2003 Dec;133(12):4139-42.
This study shows fatigue as another risk factor. While the the recovery from labor and the work of caring for a newborn are reasons for fatigue, low iron levels can lead to fatigue as well.
Significant correlations were obtained between PPF(Postpartum Fatigue) and symptoms of PPD(Postpartum Depression) on Days 7, 14, and 28, with Day 14 PPF levels predicting future development of PPD symptoms in 10 of 11 women. Perceived stress, but not cortisol, was also correlated with symptoms of PPD on Days 7, 14, and 28. Women with a history of depression had elevated depression scores compared to women without, but no variable was as effective at predicting PPD as PPF.
Corwin EJ, Brownstead J, Barton N, Heckard S, Morin K. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2005 Sep-Oct;34(5):577-86.
Placenta is high in iron and the iron in your placenta is easily absorbed by the body when consumed.
EFFECTS ON MILK PRODUCTION
There are a few studies that were done in which the effects on milk production were looked at after being given placenta.
It has been shown that the feeding of desiccated placenta to women during the first eleven days after parturition causes an increase in the protein and lactose percent of the milk… All the mothers were receiving the same diet, and to the second set 0.6mg of desiccated placenta was fed three times a day throughout the period. Certain definite differences in the progress of growth of the two sets of infants are to be observed. It is evident that the recovery from the postnatal decline in weight is hastened by the consumption of milk produced under the influence of maternally ingested placenta.
McNeile, Lyle G. 1918. The American journal of obstetrics and diseases of women and children, 77. W.A. Townsend & Adams, original press: University of Michigan.
All patients were given desiccated placenta prepared as previously described (C.A. II, 2492) in doses of 10 grains in a capsule 3 times a day. Only those mothers were chosen for the study whose parturition was normal and only the weights of those infants were recorded whose soul source of nourishment was mothers milk. The growth of 177 infants was studied. The rate of growth is increased by the ingestion of placenta by the mother… the maternal ingestion of dried placenta tissue so stimulates the tissues of the infants feeding on the milk produced during this time, that unit weight is able to add on greater increments of matter, from day to day, than can unit weight of infants feeding on milk from mothers not ingesting this substance.” Hammett, Frederick. S. 1918. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 36. American Society of Biological Chemists, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, original press: Harvard University.
Powdered Placenta Hominis was used for 57 cases of insufficient lactation. Within 4 days, 48 women had markedly increased milk production, with the remainder following suit over the next three days.
Bensky/Gamble. 1997. Materia Medica, Eastland Press, 549.
AREAS I SERVE
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