Have you ever wondered how your baby grows so incredibly big and healthy in utero?
Your Placenta is a Powerful endocrine organ, which begins producing hormones around 14 weeks gestation to help grow and nourish your baby.
But did you know it still contains all of these valuable hormones and nutrients after birth?
So what could it do for you….?
Progesterone & Oestrogen
Mammary gland development
Contraction of uterus post birth
Regulation of mood
Human Placental Lactogen Hormone
Promote lactation and increase breast milk supply
Growth of mammary glands
Regulations of glucose, protein and fat levels
Corticotropin Releasing Hormone
Relieves stress, supports adrenals, and helps fight depression.
The bonding hormone for mother and baby,
Contraction of uterus and return to pre-pregnancy size
Helps control postnatal bleeding
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Regulation of the thyroid and metabolism,
Can assist with increasing energy levels
Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor
Stimulates the production of the body’s natural opioids (endorphins)
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII
Reduces bleeding and aids wound healing (eg, Tears, Episiotomy and Caesarean Section wounds)
Assist with uterine contraction post birth,
Reduces inflammation, decreases pain and promotes healing
Responsible for protecting immune system,
Inhibits virus reproduction
Softening of muscles and joints, allowing body change
Prepares the uterus and cervix for labour
Aids digestion, cell repair and hormone balance
Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
Strengthen immune system
Carry oxygen around the body
Boosts energy levels
Increased energy, decreased fatigue