I have two kids who are equally amazing, but their entrances into this world could not have been more different. My son's birth was traumatic and I had a very difficult time coping afterwards. I wasn't eating. I was barely able to take care of myself and my son. Everything was overwhelming. Fortunately with the love and support of my family I got through that time. When I became pregnant a second time, I knew I wanted things to be different. Honestly, I was terrified that I would go through postpartum depression again.
I decided to take the pills...because if it helped me avoid feeling like I did after my son was born, it would be worth it. Becca encapsulated my placenta and a few days after I gave birth I received around 200 pills. They weren't gross at all. It was just like taking any other supplement in a capsule. As soon as I got the pills I started taking them every day.
So what's the verdict? Personally, I believe that they helped me a great deal. The first few weeks postpartum were nothing like what I had gone through before. I actually felt pretty amazing. I wasn't weepy. I didn't have the anxiety that plagued me after my son was born. I could function and I could bond with my new baby. It took me by surprise how easy it was.
I can't say whether it was a placebo effect or not. It really doesn't matter to me, to be honest. Either way it was effective and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Truthfully, I would be willing do much more difficult things than having my placenta encapsulated if it meant avoiding postpartum depression. It was completely worth it and I would encourage any pregnant woman to give it a try. Talk to Becca, because she won't steer you wrong!