Placenta Consumption

Official due date is today and I'm still pregnant...and I'm very ready to meet him!

One of the many phone calls I plan to make immediately postpartum is for my Placenta.  I am going to have my placenta picked up and prepared into capsules - all within 72 hours of delivery.  Yeah yeah, so it sounds weird and trendy. Lately it's been getting attention since celebrities are doing it (like Kourtney Kardashian, Alicia Silverstone, January Jones).  But this isn't a new trend.

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Postpartum Recovery: Rest and Drink Warming Soup

Recently we came across an article from NPR (2011): “For Chinese Moms, Birth Means 30 Days in Pajamas”. If you read it, it’s pretty impractical, especially for the NYC moms we help in our practice.  This article speaks of an old Chinese tradition of rest for new moms, and how modern China has adapted by offering super-lux “confinement centers” for moms 30 days postpartum.  Obviously these centers exist for the wealthy in China, but it’s based on practice of thousands of years.

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