Mum’s natural healing
SHE held the placenta in her hands after her third baby was born on the side of the road, and knew it was something special.
“It was so amazing. This organ had supported my child, and I got to see it and hold it in my bare hands,” Lyticia Freshwater said.
The Mother’s in Arms placenta encapsulation expert opened her business soon after, to give mums a natural method of recovery.
Ms Freshwater has learned the art of turning a placenta into a pill, which despite no evidence, is believed to have benefits in post-partum recovery.
“I’ve had many different reports from mums who have tried it the second time around and noticed differences,” she said.
“They’ve found it’s helped their milk supply, energy levels, reduced bleeding and reducing the uterus back to its original size.”
Once she retrieves the placenta within hours from birth, she steams, dehydrates, grounds and places it into capsules.
“And from that, the mother ingests it in the days after the birth,” she said.
Ms Freshwater said most women turn to it as a natural alternative to prescription medication, as they hadn’t been able to achieve what they wanted in recovery.
“They know it’s 100 per cent their placenta, it’s come from their body and supported their baby for nine months,” she said.
“Mums forget about themselves. It’s important to get clothes and toys but once the baby is here they realise ‘wait what about me’?”
Mother’s in Arms is moving to Caloundra in November and is taking bookings for 2019/20.
“I’m hoping to educate new mothers that post-partum planning is just as important to have a smooth and enjoyable journey into motherhood,” she said.
“I completely cherish this organ and I try to teach my mums how amazing it is too.”
NATURAL HEALING: Mother’s in Arms owner Lyticia Freshwater will be moving her placenta encapsulation business to Caloundra later this year and has already snapped up 10 bookings.