I am grateful to everyone who shared their experience with us and I'd like to close with some of the testimonials clients shared along with their responses. Past that you'll find a few other fun charts with some of the other questions we asked clients.
"I am so glad I chose to have my placenta encapsulated! I really could feel a difference in my mood and energy levels, which was especially vital in those first crazy sleep-deprived weeks after birth! I also noticed a boost in hair & nail growth with taking the placenta capsules."
"Working with Anne was easy and smooth - great customer service. While I have never been diagnosed or treated for postpartum depression, I still experienced some struggles with all the adjustment of a new baby after my daughter was born. I was hoping with encapsulating my placenta with my son I would experience a less extreme hormone shift and this would help me both physically and emotionally. The difference was certainly noticeable. I couldn't believe how fast my physical recovery was! There, of course was still an adjustment emotionally, but I felt much stronger in handling in. I would most certainly do encapsulation again and would happily use bywater birth."
"I am very satisfied with my overall experience with Bywater Birth's placenta encapsulation services. I'm not sure if it was a "placebo effect," but I believe I would have been in a much worse state emotionally (due to a history of major depressive disorder) if I had not done placenta encapsulation. After the delivery of my first and only child, and upon taking the placenta pills, I felt unusually calm and collected. Despite the intense physical, emotional, and spiritual roller-coaster that I was living in the weeks after the delivery of my son, I felt GOOD. My husband and I do not intend to have any more children. However, if we do decide to have a second child in the very distant future I would definitely encapsulate my placenta again."
"My son came 4 weeks early so I was nervous that I wouldn't be able to get my placenta done when he came since it wasn't close to his scheduled time. I text Anne letting her know I was in the hospital and my LO was coming early. She assured me that once he came someone will be there to pick up my placenta. It was a huge relief knowing that they were there during such a difficult time. Someone came to the hospital to pick up my placenta, and dropped my pills off a day or so later. All the nurses at the hospital was so surprised at how much I was producing, and still 3 months later we're going strong!"
"I decided about three weeks from my due date to do placenta encapsulation. I contacted Anne and she helped me through the process of understanding which method to choose and told me exactly what would happen after I had my baby. She arrived at the hospital two hours after I gave birth and took my placenta. She arrived back at the hospital 24 hours later with my pills and tincture and explained in detail how to take them. I never experienced postpartum depression (I've experienced it the last three babies), I had AMAZING energy, my milk supply allowed me to breast feed full time and build a 100oz freezer stash, and I healed 100 times faster! I wish I would've done this in the past! I am forever grateful for your services, I cannot thank you enough!"
"I think it's an amazing tool for women to recover. My husband had more postpartum symptoms and complaints than I did!"
"The process was extremely easy! It was so nice to be able to have my placenta picked-up right away from the hospital and then have my pills delivered back to me before I was discharged. I like having the pills around for times when I need some extra energy or milk. They have also helped to regulate my moods and lessen the acne I experienced after giving birth. I would definitely do it again. Thanks!"
"I have no previous births to compare to, however, I was shocked at how quickly I healed after an unplanned c section. I also had no post partum depression or any other negative after effects. I have heard that after a c section, and having to use a nipple shield, that a lot of mom's struggle with supply, but i have a great milk supply!!"