Jodi Selander started researching placentophagy in 2005 during her second pregnancy. She found substantial information documenting the benefits it offered. Having dealt with depression for many years, Jodi had many risk factors for developing postpartum depression. With a B.S. in Psychology, she understood the devastating effects depression could have on women and their families. As a natural health enthusiast, she wanted an alternative to pharmaceuticals that might help avoid those issues.
After studying various techniques, she developed an encapsulation process that has become the proprietary method of encapsulation used by all of PBi's Placenta Encapsulation Specialists. Dissatisfied with the lack of appropriate terminology for the process, she coined the term "placenta encapsulation", which has since become the standard.
After her personal and wonderfully positive experience with placenta capsules, Jodi wanted to help other women benefit from placenta. Numerous client testimonials later, she launched Placenta Benefits.info in July 2006, which has become the leading resource for placenta encapsulation resources and services. Jodi continues to offer her placenta encapsulation services in Southern Nevada, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, Henderson and Boulder City.
My ServicesI love to work with mothers and babies, and would be honored to prepare your baby's placenta after the birth for you. I have created the standards for placenta encapsulation, and you can be assured of the highest quality of service. Beyond preparing the placenta in capsule form for you, I also offer information regarding additional means of having a healthy and natural recovery. I offer discounts on my services to couples who attend my Postpartum Survival Course, and also offer the class free to my clients. I am dedicated to helping you have the best postpartum recovery possible! ~ Jodi
My ServicesI love to work with mothers and babies, and would be honored to prepare your baby's placenta after the birth for you. I have created the standards for placenta encapsulation, and you can be assured of the highest quality of service.
Beyond preparing the placenta in capsule form for you, I also offer information regarding additional means of having a healthy and natural recovery.
I offer discounts on my services to couples who attend my Postpartum Survival Course, and also offer the class free to my clients. I am dedicated to helping you have the best postpartum recovery possible! ~ Jodi
Research & Education
As a member of the placentophagy research team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jodi has helped develop and perform several research studies on placentophagy. She is currently involved in collecting data for a new and ongoing 'placenta vs placebo' research study. Her first peer-reviewed research paper was published in January of 2013, and compared women's experiences with placentophagy. She traveled to New Orleans to present the findings at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, and has since spoken regularly at conferences around the world, since this research is incredibly important to her mission of validating the use of placenta for postpartum recovery.
Jodi has also written and published several articles on the use of placenta for postpartum recovery, and her book on postpartum recovery is due out in 2014. She teaches her Postpartum Survival Course based on the book several times a year, and is available for speaking opportunities.
AdvocacyJodi Selander is an avid advocate for women's rights. When a hospital in Las Vegas forced a friend and client to obtain a court order before they would give her the placenta that she had created and birthed, Jodi coordinated a rally that was staged in front of the hospital and helped the mother get her baby's placenta back. When the same hospital continued to trample on the rights of her clients, she fought back again. This time the hospital yielded to the pressure brought by numerous supporters and the media, and has since changed their guidelines for releasing placentas. Every hospital in Las Vegas now releases placentas to mothers, due in large part to Jodi's advocacy efforts.
The MissionJodi Selander continues to work toward her mission of making placenta encapsulation an option for every new mother with the launch of the Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Training & Certification Course in May 2008. Her goal is to have a qualified person in every city offering encapsulation services, so that women everywhere can enjoy a happy, healthy postpartum experience - the way Nature intended.
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Jodi has written articles for several magazines, including Midwifery Today, The Compleat Mother, Fun & Fit Life, The Trust Birth Conference Magazine, and many online publications. She also had a peer-reviewed research article published in The Journal of Ecology of Food and Nutrition.
Human Maternal Placentophagy: A Survey of Self-Reported Motivations and Experiences Associated with Placenta Consumption
Placenta: Happy Pills for Postpartum Recovery
The Care and Keeping of Placentas
Placenta for Postpartum Wellness
Postpartum Support International
Well Rounded Momma
Jodi Selander and Erin Martinez
at rally in Las Vegas April 7, 2008
Erin fought Sunrise Hospital for possession of her baby's placenta and won. Jodi organized a rally of supporters and the media around her cause, and the hospital reversed its decision and released the placenta. Jodi was happy to prepare the placenta in capsules for Erin afterward.
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