40: Postpartum Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, & Belly Binding with Liz Walsh

Pregnancy Podcast – Episode 40: Postpartum Doulas, Placenta Encapsulation, & Belly Binding with Liz Walsh

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Liz Walsh Is a postpartum doula with Little Giraffe Doula and also specializes in placenta encapsulation and postpartum belly binding. She’s here today to talk all about what she does, and how she helps moms after birth. 

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Show Notes

-A little about Liz and how she became a doula. 

-What is the difference between a birth doula and a postpartum doula? 

-Do some doulas do both? 

-What services do you provide to new moms?

-What is placenta encapsulation and why do some moms choose to do that? 

-What are the health benefits? 

-Can it help with postpartum depression ?

-Would you recommend people hire a birth professional to do this for safety or is it something they can do themselves? 

-The biggest argument I see on placenta encapsulation is that the placenta acts as a filter to absorb toxins before it reaches your baby and could be potentially dangerous to ingest it – can you touch a little on this? 

-What is belly binding and how can this be helpful during postpartum recovery? 

Liz’s blog post about belly binding: http://littlegiraffedoula.com/2019/02/03/belly-binding-the-whats-and-whys/

-If you could recommend one product to new moms, what would it be? 

Perineal Cold Pack for Postpartum! Check out the Medline Standard Perineal Cold Packs on amazon: https://amzn.to/2wuau4I 

Also, the Muslin Cloth for Belly Binding!

Where to Find Liz:

Website: http://littlegiraffedoula.com/

Social Media: @littlegiraffedoula

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