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Dads and Placentas: Testimony from a Father

October 8, 2016

Matt G. is husband to Natalina, in THIS post. They have two of the most adorable boys ever. We always love when dads participate in the placenta feedback because they are usually the first ones to say, "Oh My God, NO." at onset of the idea and the first ones to say, " Holy Moley, it worked!" during the postpartum experience with their wife and newborn. They also have the most genuine "yuck face" when talking about it at all, it's slightly entertaining for us to discuss it at all. Here is what Matt freelt shares with you all today:

 

“You are going to do what?” was my first reaction when my wife mentioned that she was going to participate in placenta encapsulation.  I am not known to have a strong poker face, so I am sure the look on my face was equally telling of my surprise.  After an explanation by my spouse, and some contemplation of my own, I don’t know why this isn’t a more mainstream practice.   Would I have had this same reaction if the doctor had handed my wife a bottle with a Pfizer label that said, “Proven to increase quantity and quality of milk production, speed postpartum recovery, boost energy, and reduce the effects of postpartum depression?”   The answer to that, for me, would be an unequivocal “no!”  

 

Before you form the opinion that I am the most open minded dude ever, I must confess that I do have a little extra help in coming to this open minded stance.   Growing up on a farm in Iowa, I often witnessed a mother cleaning her newborn.  Thinking back on something I didn’t give much thought to at the time, these new moms were naturally taking back in the nutrients they had lost, and aiding their critically important initial milk production.   Nature finds a way, and now the modern women has a method to do what nature intended, without the less than appealing visual of giving a newborn a tongue bath.  Placenta encapsulations provides a natural aide that benefits both mother and child, the “why’s” of doing it are out there, can someone provide me a rational, “why not?”

 

 

 

 

Matt with wife Natalina and sons David and Luke

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