Life after birth: Caring for yourself once your baby has arrived

New Baby

Written by PRN Member Olivia Crocker Giving birth is such a significant event in our life, and it’s only right that we give it much thought, attention and planning. Something often overlooked that deserves equal consideration is our post-partum period; what happens in those weeks after we’ve given birth? How can we nourish and care … Read more

New mums looking great!

Remember that post about the power of anecdotal evidence for placenta capsules? Well we love love LOVE hearing from brand new mums about how they’re getting on with their placenta capsules, especially when those around them are noticing too! When PRN member Amy Luder heard from a new mum she’d made capsules for with her … Read more

Placenta Encapsulation and PND in Juno Magazine

The Early Spring issue of JUNO is OUT NOW, featuring an article by Donna Taylor on how placenta encapsulation helped her with post-natal depression. Donna has been so inspired by her own experience with placenta encapsulation that she’s enlisted to train with IPEN in the art of placenta preparations and will be offering her services … Read more

Evidence? What evidence?

by Sally Cropper Only too often, the concept of placenta remedies boosting a new mum’s postnatal recovery can be met with hesitation. There’s little or no scientific evidence of the benefits; there’s a distinct absence of any clinical trials – we hear it all the time, but why? Think about it. Scientific trials are expensive … Read more

Press Release: Why Channel 4’s ‘Be Your Own Doctor’ got it wrong about placenta pills

by Lynnea Shrief IPEN Certified placenta specialist Laura Jones graces us with her placenta wisdom on Channel 4’s ‘Be Your Own Doctor’, (aired Monday, 24 October at 8:30pm) a program that looks at natural and alternative health remedies and treatments which they say are internet fads and have no research to back them up. So they put them to … Read more

My Journey into Placenta Encapsulation: Sarah Marsden

My journey into placenta encapsulation stems from my own personal experience.  I fell pregnant with my eldest daughter in 2011, and suffered a horrible pregnancy with her due to hyperemesis (extreme morning sickness) as well as developing a heart condition.  I thought about placenta encapsulation then, but at the time I couldn’t find anyone nearby and … Read more

Reclaiming our Placentas

“Women spend week after week reading about how big their baby is now; what part is growing and developing; can he hear me yet; can she feel me when I push against her? You may just catch a note at week 4 that the placenta is starting to form and maybe a little note in … Read more