When Nathan Chan, the Managing Director of Proud Fertility, and I first published our silly video about placenta encapsulation one question seemed to be on everyone’s mind:
When encapsulating for a surrogate and intended parents who eats the placenta?
While there is no scientific data to help surrogate families make a decision, it is thought that the birthing person experiences the most benefits from the placenta. The possibility of replaced nutrients, balanced hormones, and a shortened recovery time may be helpful to the surrogate when returning to day to day life. Additionally, if the surrogate will be supplying milk to the baby, placenta capsules are thought to improve milk production.
I recommend that only the person who has given birth ingests the placenta. Based on the available anecdotal evidence I firmly believe this is the safest policy.
Due to the composition of the placenta (it grows from the DNA of the surrogate, the egg donor, and the sperm), there is some controversy surrounding placenta encapsulation for gestational surrogates. At Chinook City Doulas, I encourage clients to make the choice that is right for them when deciding whether or not to encapsulate following a gestational surrogate pregnancy. My team and I take precautions to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
As a fully inclusive agency, Chinook City Doulas loves working with all families. We support your choices for conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting.
For more information about the anecdotal benefits of ingesting your placenta and why Chinook City Doulas is the safest service in the Calgary area, contact us today. I’ll send you our Client Information Package and FAQ. My team would love to work with you!
If you’d like to know more about surrogacy, becoming a surrogate, or becoming an egg donor, contact Proud Fertility, a Canadian based Egg Donation and Surrogacy Consultancy. Nathan and his team would love to help you help families!