So, what is placenta encapsulation? Placenta encapsulation is a process in which, immediately following the birth of your baby, your placenta is taken, cleaned, dehydrated and ground into a course powder, which is then placed into small capsules that look exactly like any other vitamin or supplement we might take. It is then given to the mother for her to take over the course of the next few weeks or months after giving birth. * Increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size, reduces the amount of postpartum bleeding and encourages bonding with the infant Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone Decrease in postpartum depression levels and “baby blues” Increases the mother’s energy levels Restoration of iron levels in the blood Increase in milk production