Amy Bannerman – Fashion Editor Cosmopolitan Magazine, founder of The Jeanius
The days following birth are like riding on a tsunami wave of hormones with your eyes closed. The indescribable night sweats, the crying that comes from no where, and in between all
of that, the immense surges of heart bursting love. Hormones are f*ckers and have messed up my skin my whole adult life so I did some research pre-birth in to how I could support myself postnatally.
We are the only mammal that doesn’t consume our placenta which is weird as the benefits of consuming this magical life giving organ post birth are incredible. Higher energy levels, greater milk production, quicker healing and a balancing of the raging hormones. They can also be saved and used later for menopausal symptoms. I opted for dried capsules as the thought of consuming it raw made me 🤢 and on days when I felt low energy I upped the dosage and really felt the benefits. I was worried about the possibility of getting postpartum depression, especially during Covid/lockdown when it’s so easy to feel isolated so having extra holistic devices definitely made a difference for me.
I found @theplacentaconnectionon IG, owned by a wonderful woman called Ellen and covering London and the South East. She is DEDICATED, she actually collected my placenta from Paul in the middle of the night an hour after I’d given birth and delivered it the next day all beautifully packaged up in a beautiful Aesop style glass apothecary jar.
Ellen has also been an immense emotional support to me during my recovery, offering advice about anything from bottles and general baby knowledge to just being there with steady words of encouragement. I’m keen to spread awareness about her small business because her kindness and care emanates through every single thing she does, which when navigating becoming a first time mother during a pandemic, has meant the world to me. Thank you Ellen 💘
When I found out I was pregnant with my son (second child), I started researching placenta encapsulation. I found the first few months after the birth of my daughter challenging and although I have so many wonderful memories from that time, the levels of exhaustion and anxiety were like none I’d ever felt before.
After hearing really positive feedback from friends who’d had their placenta’s encapsulated, I thought why not! It was such a good decision, my milk supply was so much better, I had much more energy and didn’t have that exhausted feeling, even with the lack of sleep that comes with a new born! The result I loved the most was feeling more level headed and less anxious, enabling me to enjoy the time more with both my children.
Ellen was brilliant every step of the way. She spent time going through the options with me and discussed what might work best, without any pressure at all. I decided to go for half steamed, half simple capsules, I loved that the steamed capsules helped me feel more relaxed before heading into the evening! I also got and the placenta carrier oil, which is amazing, I can’t believe the results it has on my skin (sometimes prone to eczema and breakouts). All this was received before I’d even been discharged from hospital! I also got a tincture which keeps me going even after I’ve finished all the capsules.
I can’t recommend Ellen enough, if you are considering placenta encapsulation, go for it and look no further than the placenta connection!
Lou Murray – Live Well With Lou
Would you encapsulate your placenta?
Since baby Sonny arrived I’ve been taking my placenta capsules and without a doubt they have supported my postnatal recovery.
Having done a lot of research, consuming your placenta showed overwhelming positive results in terms of aiding post birth recovery, energy, mood and milk supply. BUT I definitely wasn’t brave enough to make a placenta smoothie! Placenta capsules looked like a great option as you can reap the benefits over an extended period of time, dosing up throughout the whole of your 4th trimester.
The capsules have helped to speed up my post birth recovery as they are packed with iron. They have definitely given me much more energy, supported my mood and really helped with my milk supply too. I really notice the difference if I don’t take them for a couple of days. With Sonny being my 4th baby in 6 years, I really expected to feel much more tired, emotional and overwhelmed (especially with lockdown ontop of everything) BUT I actually feel the best I ever have post birth. I honestly can’t recommend placenta encapsulation enough.
This is NOT an Ad, I just want more people to know about the amazing benefits of placenta capsules as they have helped me so much. I used @theplacentaconnection and Ellen was amazing, it was such a seamless, personal and supportive service despite lockdown.
I am nearing the end of my supply of capsules now and SO thankful that I decided to have a tincture made too so that I can continue to reap the benefits as and when I feel energy depleted, hormonal or emotionally turbulent. I also had a special ointment made which I am using on Sonny to help with dry patches, baby acne and cradle cap and his complexion is literally glowing….I wonder if I can use it on my own face?!
If you would like to know more about Lou – please visit https://www.livewellwithlou.com
Steph Tice February 2021
Jade Wellings – Twins June 2020
The placenta capsules have been amazing! I’m so glad I had it done. Day 7 after my c section I was out shopping and everyone that saw me with the twins commented on how well I looked and have continued to do so. I do believe the capsules helped me hugely with the recovery of my c section.
Even though I’m not getting much sleep at all, I don’t look physically tired nor do I feel completely exhausted like I normally would. I haven’t had any baby blues at all which I had m=with my previous two boys, I haven’t felt down or low at all.
The Balm and oil are lovely I’ve been using them on my stretch marks and on the twins skin. Thank you for being so helpful all the way through the process, I’ve recommended you to all of my friends.
Keily has started a wonderful blog documenting her first year as a mum and here she describes her experience with placenta capsules.
Laura Scarlett – Doula for The Goodbirth Practice April 2020
I’m a local doula and recommend Ellen to all clients wanting placenta remedies. She’s an absolute dream to work with: reliable, methodical and quick. She takes her work seriously and I know that my client’s precious placentas are in safe and very hygienic hands. She’s also absolutely lovely – my clients love her and so do I!
Sarah Campbell The Natural Connection April 2020
I would 100% recommend Ellen & The Placenta Connection. From first contact to last, Ellen has been amazing. I tried The Natural Connection package – capsules, tincture & includes a cord keepsake. To be honest, I didn’t know how it was going to go & was uncertain as to whether I’d experience any benefits. I’ve left it 10 weeks and I can honestly say they’ve been great. I took 2/3 capsules 3 times a day, had more energy than expected & felt ‘back to normal’ a lot sooner than previously. Recovery and milk production have been great, baby put on 5oz by day 5 and was steadily putting on 1lb a week. I also didn’t have the hormonal extremes (as confirmed by my OH!) that I’ve had previously. The 161 capsules have now run out but the tincture is getting me through lockdown with 3 little ones! Thank you Ellen.
Nina Sharp – March 2020
At the age of 42 having my 3rd baby ( after a very long gap ) I feel my well being & recovery was so much better & quicker this time after taking the placenta capsules .My weight also returned to normal so much quicker this time . Ellen was always there to give advice & answer any questions I had which really helped such a lovely lady providing this personal service .. couldn’t recommend highly enough 🙏🙏 many thanks xx
Tess – November 2019
“Placenta capsules – yes! I always knew I wanted to encapsulate my placenta, so when the time came it was great to get a recommendation from my doula about who to go for. She mentioned Ellen and when I contacted her the response was immediate and friendly….Ellen was at the end of a text at all times it seemed…(taking the pills) Right from the start I felt like “me”, not tired, not needing recovery. My milk had come in with avengence and I like to think the pills helped with balancing and keeping my supply right up there. I slowed down the taking of the pills to just mid afternoon, like a coffee pick me up because thats what it feels like when I have them. I loved telling people about them….So, to sum that up – placenta pills are totally worth it and Ellen does a fantastic job I highly recommend her.”
Hollie Placenta Capsules, tincture and skincare- October 2019
I was in two minds about having my placenta encapsulated….I am so happy I came across Ellen in my pregnancy to find out how how it would help me.
I was so worried about my mental health after birth which was one of the main reasons I excised to have my placenta encapsulated but I quickly learnt this was not the only benefit. My milk came in on day 2 which was amazing….hand on heart I can say my placenta capsules gave me a burst of energy every single day and almost instantly after each dose too.
Not only was each and every product I used from The Placenta Connection incredible but the customer service that Ellen delivered throughout my whole experience with her was also amazing. If I ever had any concerns or questions I always knew that Ellen would get back to me almost instantly which was so reassuring. Ellen also delivered my capsules and oil to my front door the day after I gave birth which was perfect.
I am forever grateful for having Ellen be part of the most amazing journey I have ever been on and I cannot recommend her services enough. I couldn’t imagine postnatal recovery without her and I cannot wait to use her products again next time – thank you.
Dr Jemeela Savage purchased The Ultimate Connection Package.
Jemeela talks openly and honestly about her experience with her capsules, including her insight into the evidence there is, both anecdotal and scientific.
Clare Davey had her placenta encapsulated in January 2020 and talks about her experience in this video testimonial.
Products included Capsules, Tincture, Baby Balm & Placenta Oil