We hope you enjoy IPEN Placenta Encapsulation Network’s Spring Newsletter
IPEN was launched in Autumn last year to provide the UK’s first informational website for those looking to discover more about the placenta and remedies that can be made from placenta to help heal a new mother after birth. IPEN is the World’s first informational website that also includes an International Directory of Independent Placenta Specialists from around the globe.
IPEN and PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION WAS FEATURE IN UK’s JUNO MAGAZINE! – IPEN received a 4 page spread in the popular JUNO natural parenting magazine in the latest Spring Issue 2011! It’s the most beautiful article. Read here My daughter Sianna, 5 years old is reading now and read my name out load, then said, "but Mummy, that’s you!" I replied, "That’s right baby, I’ve finally had a chance to share my story!" Thank you to JUNO for giving us the opportunity to spread the word about the Powers of the Placenta, thank you to Samantha Periera who helped me write the article and thank you to Eugenie, a mum of two who I helped with placenta encapsulation, she shared her beautiful birth story in the article.
SHEFFIELD HOME BIRTH CONFERENCE – We had the privilege to attend the Sheffield Home Birth Conference last weekend and enjoyed the company of so many midwives, doulas and birth support workers who all have an interest in normalising birth in the UK. We heard speakers like Diane Garland, midwife and one of the worlds leading authorities on water birth, Sarah Davies, Senior Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Salford, Jane Evans Independent midwife who spoke on Home Breech birthing and Mavis Kirkham, Emeritus Professor of Midwifery at the Sheffield Hallam University. We also had a stall sharing and delivering information on placenta remedies and placenta encapsulation.
PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION COMING TO SCOTLAND! – IPEN has currently trained 10 UK doulas/midwives/mamas in the art of Placenta Encapsulation. There will be 4 new UK Specialists from April 2011 and another 2 Placenta Specialists covering Scotland from April as well. We are very excited to be growing our team of Placenta Specialists, we are confident they will provide a safe and reliable service for many new mothers around the UK.
NEW ONLINE FEEDBACK FORMS AVAILABLE – For mothers who have benefited from placenta encapsulation either by home/hospital visits or hire kits (Koala Therapies/IPEN clients only). If you haven’t already please fill in our online feedback forms. We value your feedback and enjoy reading about your experiences with your placenta capsules. Your feedback will be contributed to a large collection of data we hope to submit to the NHS for approval of our services.
HOME/HOSPITAL COLLECTION Feedback FORM
HIRE KIT Feedback FORM
POST-BIRTH SURVEY FOR ALL – anyone can fill this one in, helping us compile research on birth and placenta remedies
OVER 250 WOMEN HAVE USED PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION IN THE UK!
IPEN Placenta Specialists have helped over 250 women in the UK benefit from their placenta after birth. Many midwives, ante-natal teachers, hospitals and doulas around the country are now supporting our services, but we still need your help. Your experience holds more power than all our advertising efforts combined. If you’ve had a more positive post-birth experience because of your placenta capsules share your birth story with your friends, family and pregnant women you meet. Most women in the UK don’t even know placenta encapsulation exists so help us spread the word!
WANT TO SHARE YOUR BIRTH STORY? You may remember in the last few weeks of your pregnancy you were obsessed with ready and hearing about other women’s birth stories. It’s magical to read what other women go through and it helps digest and resolve issues or concerns pregnant women have about their up and coming birth. If you haven’t written your birth story yet, now’s the time…we treasure your experiences and will post them on our Mother’s Blog. Email us your birth story at firstname.lastname@example.org
IPEN’S CHOSEN CHARITY – 10% of IPEN Placenta Specialist’s yearly membership fees will be donated to Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation to support Robin’s natural birth centre in Indonesia) Robin Lim blew me away from the moment I read about her, she supports natural, calm, gentle birth and is featured in recently released documentary, Guerilla Midwife. She also risked her life after the Boxing Day Tsunami saving mothers in labour and birthing in the floods. Robin is the author of Placenta: The Forgotten Chakra which can be purchased through IPEN by donation of £12.50 to Robin’s charity. Please read here for details
xx Lynnea Shrief