honoring your placenta
The placenta is an extremely precious organ. It represents the child's roots in the motherland. It nurtures and guards the baby. Several nutrients have already been found in the placenta and the benefits for the mother during the postpartum are numerous.
The consumption of placenta has shown: decreased intensity of "baby blues" or "postpartum depression", minimizing the drop in energy in the postpartum period; supporting lactation, and decreasing fatigue; it is considered a great source of vitamins and minerals for postpartum, mainly iron; increases the production of breast milk; increases uterine tone by decreasing bleeding.
There are several ways to honor your placenta. From consuming it to making art, or an offer to Pachamama. Here you can find some of the placenta medicine we offer. Placenta encapsulation, mother tincture, father tincture, umbilical cord tincture, cream, mother essential, placenta readings about family lineage, and the baby's power animal. We also make some art: prints, tamborcito, dreamcatchers, and jar gardens with the umbilical cord.
Keeping the placenta after birth is the right of the family. Honoring it is the right of the placenta guardian.
To consume in the weeks an months after birth
Placenta encapsulation consists in dehydrating the placenta and encapsulating it. The process takes on average two days and can be made up to 5 months after delivery (when the
placenta was kept frozen).
Benefits: indicated for decreasing baby blues symptoms; it increases milk production; improvement in mood swings; iron replacement after birth; an increase of energy.
To consume for life
The tincture is made in a process that takes about 6 weeks. Tinctures are a great way to keep placenta medicine for longer as it is made with alcohol. When properly stored, the family can use it for a very long time.
At Ventre, we make three different kinds of tincture: mother tincture, father tincture, and umbilical cord tincture. According to Andean wisdom, each one of the tinctures can assist with different things. The umbilical cord tincture can be used for the arteries, bronchi, lymphatic, nervous, urinary, respiratory and digestive systems. The best tincture for the baby's first year.
Benefits: assists in regenerating the vital force and strengthening the immune system; balances the emotional and physical; assists in the postpartum, during your menstrual cycle it is indicated for PMS; menopause; insomnia; stress; and can also assists in cases of anxiety.
To use for several skin issues
The placenta cream is made with the placenta and a combination of food to your family's skin, like shea butter and coconut oil. It takes about 2 days to be ready for use.
Benefits: therapeutic massage on baby and family; assists with collagenases healing the wounds; healing and skin regeneration (bites, rash, psoriasis, and others); skin hydration.
Reading of the placenta
An spiritual approach
Based on the Andean wisdom, it is possible to make several readings on the placenta. We offer two readings: lineage reading to get information about the family lineage, and the baby's power animal reading. Both readings are made in the most loving way to give you what else your placenta has to offer you. A placenta is also an oracle, and it stays with us forever.
The sound of your heart
This is one of the most amazing objects one can make with the placenta. It is a very delicate memoir to connect with the wisdom of your placenta.
Jar Garden with umbilical cord
To keep the connection between worlds
The garden is made with spices and dried flowers. Inside it is placed the baby's dried umbilical cord. A pretty and gentle memoir.
To guard the baby
In the Andean tradition, it is made an amulet with the baby's placenta to be kept by the family. In the first seven years, the mother is in charge of guarding and protecting the amulet, from seven to fourteen, it is the father's responsibility. From 14 until 21, the response is the godmother or godfather. When the kid, now an adult, becomes 21 he/she receives their own amulet.
a map of the babie's guardian
Making the print is one of the easiest ways of keeping the memory of the placenta alive.
The print is the first thing we do when receiving a placenta. We make prints from both sides of the placenta. According to an Andean tradition, the mother's side of the placenta keeps the guardian animal of the baby, and the baby's side of the placenta keeps the lineage information of the baby.