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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Placenta Liberation Front

I'm getting excited.

I'm home from school in a few days and this past week has flown by.

Today we spent the day in "Heidi's Kitchen" cooking up a fierce meal. Filled with popovers and smoothies,  pilaf and greens, tempeh and tofu, thai peanut and coconut sauce followed with pumpkin and blueberry pies! oh my! pretty wonderful.

I'm looking forward to getting back home though.

I'm inspired for my student group, filled with ideas. Excited to see our clients and the upcoming births. Meet new babies and new families. I have ideas that I hope Shell and Mani are open to (hint hint) and i'm anxious to get back to my garden and rabbits :)

One of the events I am most looking forward to is attending Shell's Placenta Liberation Front class.
If you haven't heard about it, check out her blog and try and get into what is sure to be more classes.

I have been privileged to have learned from Shell first hand and over the past 18 months have encapsulated about a dozen placentas for new mothers.

I find this practice or craft an art, a meditation.

Although there has been little to no quantifiable studies conducted on the benefits of placentophagy on postpartum mood disorders and healing, the anecdotal evidence I have seen myself is overwhelming.

Encapsulating placenta is so much more than processing an organ into a powder and pill. You are taking a vital and life giving organ and infusing it with love and energy.

How I have learned from Shell until now, has been very organic and fluid. Osmosis-like.  I'm looking forward to hearing what more she has to say, from beginning to end. You can never learn too much.

I'm also looking forward to meeting new placenta crafters.

I think it is beautiful that so many women will have the opportunity to learn and that so many more will have the benefit of their placenta gifted to them.


OK off to study for a quiz tomorrow and prepare for my NNR class!


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