Hormones and Nutrients

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.

Oxytocin 

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)
Decreased pain

Urokinase Inhibiting Factor 

Reduces bleeding and aids wound healing (eg, Tears, Episiotomy 

and Caesarean Section wounds)

Prostaglandins

Assist with uterine contraction post birth,
Anti-inflammatory properties

Cortisone

Reduces inflammation, decreases pain and promotes healing

Interferon

Responsible for protecting immune system,
Inhibits virus reproduction

Relaxin

Softening of muscles and joints, allowing body change
Prepares the uterus and cervix for labour

Phosphorous 

Aids digestion, cell repair and hormone balance

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) 

Strengthen immune system

Haemoglobin

Carry oxygen around the body
Boosts energy levels

Iron

Increased energy, decreased fatigue

 

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