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There has been a huge surge of Calgarians taking placenta pills as a way to prevent postpartum depression. In fact, avoiding postpartum depression and other postpartum mood disorders is the number one reason pregnant people in Calgary contact Chinook City Doulas to provide placenta services. We believe it’s important to look at the whole picture when it comes to planning for a healthy recovery from childbirth. Do you know the signs of postpartum depression? Do you have a postpartum recovery plan?
Although the anecdotal evidence is promising, reliable scientific evidence for the use of encapsulated placenta to aid in postpartum recovery still doesn’t exist. This doesn’t mean the capsules don’t work the way people hope, just that reliable studies have never been conducted. The best way to surely combat postpartum depression is to have a postpartum recovery plan, enlist solid support, nourish your body and surround yourself with people who know the signs of postpartum mood disorders.  We believe placenta pills are a great addition to your postpartum plan!


When we are in our clients home preparing their placenta, we are available to offer a small amount of support. We are happy to toss in a load of laundry, prepare a bottle, or teach you to breastfeed in a new position. To encapsulate your placenta, we are only in your home about 4 hours, so clients often choose to add additional postpartum doula support to their postpartum plan. We believe professional postpartum doula support is the foremost effective way to prevent postpartum depression. Professional postpartum support is also a valuable tool to help combat existing postpartum depression, when combined with the recommendations you receive from your medical care provider.


When you choose Chinook City Doulas to encapsulate your placenta you can expect to hear from us regularly, at pivotal times throughout the first year of your baby’s life. We are trained to recognize the signs of postpartum depression and can offer resources and referrals if you would like. If at any time you or your partner doesn’t seem to be coping well, we welcome you to contact us.

You can learn more about the services we offer our clients by visiting our Services Page. With Chinook City Doulas, you can expect ongoing, professional support for your pregnancy, birth and the first year of your baby’s life.

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