Ask The Placenta Lady about Cesarean Birth and Placenta Encapsulation

Ask The Placenta Lady about Cesarean Birth and Placenta Encapsulation


(calm, gentle music) – Hi, welcome to another episode
of Ask the Placenta Lady. My name is Jodi but
I’m more commonly known as the Placenta Lady. I’ve been working with
new moms since 2006. So I’ve heard pretty much
every question you can be asked regarding the birth year. It’s pregnancy, child birth
and post partum recovery. So our tagline is no
question is too strange for the Placenta Lady, because it’s true. I’ve heard it all. So, joining us today is Kellyann Battista. And Kellyann is a PBi Placenta
Encapsulation Specialist from upstate South Carolina. Welcome to the show today, Kellyann. – Thanks for having me, Jodi. I appreciate it. – Awesome, so why don’t
you tell us a little bit about your work and your services and what you do for mothers out
in your part of the country. – Hi, my name is Kellyann
Battista and my business name is called Mind, Body &
Spirit Birth and Beyond. And I’ve had a passion for
mom and babies forever. I’m currently doing
massage and focusing on prenatal and post-natal massage,
along with baby massage. I’m also a birth and post partum doula, doing encapsulation for about five years. And I really love my job. – That’s awesome Kellyann. I’m really excited to have
you on our show today. Our question for this episode is, “I am planning a cesarean birth, can I still use my placenta?” Now this is a question
I do get frequently. And the answer is
absolutely, you can still use the placenta. And that’s whether the
cesarean birth is planned or many times if the
cesarean birth is unplanned. The mode of delivery does not in any way impact whether or not
you can use the placenta for your post partum recoveries. So absolutely, if you are
planning a cesarean birth or you end up with a cesarean delivery, you can still use the placenta, we can still take the placenta and encapsulate it using the PBi method of placenta encapsulation. Kellyann, did you have
anything that you would like to share or add on to that? – I always suggest speaking
with a healthcare provider, your doula, your birth team,
knowing what you want to do and your wishes in encapsulation. Because sometimes the provider by nature does what he normally
or she normally does, which is maybe Betadine, or
formaldehyde put on it after, so if you don’t clearly
state that you want it, they don’t understand that and they do what they normally would do
with any cesarean section. I also believe that
encapsulation has helped so many with C-sections just to create
a bond between mom and baby. Because sometimes moms
believe that they failed at what they were supposed to do, or didn’t accomplish what
they really wanted to do regarding their birth. But when you have a healthy placenta, that makes them feel much more confident, thinking they did something right. And I see a lot of that going on, feeling like oh, I did something right regarding my placenta. I’ve also seen them have less pain and better lactation after their babies which creates an awesome bond for them. And we all know, when mom’s
happy the whole house is happy. – That is so true. And you bring up so many
really great points. Now, do you care to share a little bit about your personal story? Because you did have a
cesarean delivery as well. So you’re kind of speaking
from experience here, yes? Correct, I did. My first birth was a cesarean section. And I did have some issues and I know that some of the struggles that moms have after a C-section. So definitely encapsulation
has helped many. – That’s fantastic, and I
would also like to make sure that our listeners or viewers are aware that we have a great resource,
which is called ICAN, The International Cesarean
Awareness Network. And that has some really great resources and local support. It’s international so wherever you are, if you did have a cesarean delivery, and you would like to have
some additional support or resources during your recovery or processing the birth,
then that is some, that is a great resource
that you can reach out to. So thank you for being on
the show today, Kellyann. If somebody wants to get ahold of you, what is the best contact
information for you? – I have a Facebook page called Mind Body & Spirit Birth and Beyond. You can reach me there. Or my email is mindbodyand
spelled out A-N-D [email protected] – That’s fantastic. Thank you so much for being
on the show today, Kellyann. – Thank you for having me Jodi. It’s been a pleasure. – Thank you for tuning in for this episode of Ask the Placenta Lady. Where no question is too
strange for the Placenta Lady. Find us at asktheplacentalady.com You’ll find other
episodes, transcripts and also you can submit a question to us via a form that’s right
there on that page. It is on the
placentabenefits.info website. If you’re interested in
placenta encapsulation in your area, we have a
great provider directory and PBi is international, so
wherever you are in the world, there is likely that we have
a PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist ready to take care of you in your post partum recovery. And an easy URL for that is just placenta.directory. There’s no dot com or anything like that, it’s just a real quick easy
way and you can go right there and you can put in your
country, your state, your area and you can find a PBi Placenta Encapsulation
Specialist there. So please find us at
asktheplacentalady.com, ask your questions, we’re also on Facebook at PlacentaBenefits. I’m on Twitter @PlacentaLady. And Instagram @PlacentaBenefits. Thank you so much. (calm, gentle music)

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