capsules in handThis module describes what we know about the benefits of placentophagy for modern, postpartum women. It also delves into the cultural history of human maternal placentophagy, and describes some adaptations of the practice as an evolutionary, adaptive behavior.

This module gets you up close and personal with the placenta. You'll discover how the placenta works during pregnancy, and be able to accurately identify many of the variations you are likely to encounter during your work as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has used dried placenta for centuries. This module explains the basic theories behind how placenta works in TCM principles, and how we can apply these principles to our placenta encapsulation practices.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the main conditions that Zî hé chē is meant to treat is insufficient lactation.

In this module, you will learn how hormones work to induce (and inhibit) lactation, and how placentophagy can help boost these lactation promoters, both from a scientific and a TCM perspective.

traditional chinese medicineIn Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the main conditions that Zî hé chē is meant to treat is fatigue.

In this module, you will learn how low blood supply, anemia and fatigue are linked. You will also learn how placenta can be helpful to postpartum women in restoring their iron levels, both from a scientific and a TCM perspective.

This module explains the role of hormones in the postpartum period.

We strongly recommend that you take this course after you have successfully completed all the other modules. This is the module before the final Tutorials Module, and should be taken just before the Tutorials Module. WHY?

This module will explain "best practice" concepts for the use of placenta for postpartum recovery.
  • Safe Handling from a Health Perspective
  • Safe Handling from a Food Safety Perspective
  • Preparation Considerations
  • Toxins in Placental Tissue
  • Contraindications for Placentophagy

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this module, you should be able to

  • Compare and contrast the differences between raw placenta and prepared placenta
  • Explain health risks involved in preparing human tissue for consumption
  • Identify safety factors regarding toxin load in placentas
  • Describe contraindications for placentophagy

Please complete the other modules before enrolling in this course. You will not be able to view any of the tutorials until the other courses are completed with a passing grade.

This module will explain how to prepare placenta for postpartum recovery... and beyond!