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Capsules could give new mums a boost; catherine murphy talks to the woman who has found a health-laden use for your placenta.

Byline: catherine murphy

HEY are the little capsules which caused huge controversy when they first launched.

TBut, 18 months later things are changing for Placenta Plus as owner, Danielle Kinney, 32, has a long list of celebrity clients and new mums waiting to try them.

The idea of eating your own placenta, is one which disgusts some while other new mums are keen to give it a go.

Danielle, who lives in Rainhill said: "At first I kept what I did a secret, I was scared of what people might think.

"When I first started the business people acted like it was a freak show but as soon as celebrities started trying it everything changed.

"The business all started by chance really, so it still feels surreal that I am constantly getting asked to make celebrity's pills.

"I started it because I had post natal depression with my second child and didn't want the same thing to happen and I heard about the benefits of eating your own placenta. "I was nervous at first but decided to go on the course anyway and learn how to make them.

"And it just took off. It has been insane" Celebrities who have tried the pills include Coleen Rooney, Rochelle Humes, Amy Childs and she is always waiting to make Danielle Lloyd's once she gives birth.

When it comes to turning each placenta into pills, Danielle does this herself in a purposebuilt unit, where there will ever only be one in the unit at a time to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

placenta Having tried the pills herself after her own labour, Danielle is determined to help other new mums experience the benefits which come from eating their own placenta.

Danielle added: "No matter what, when you are a new mum people will judge you and everyone has their own opinion about what you should be doing.

"Having noticed the difference myself I just want to show other expecting mums how beneficial they can be.

"It's more than a business to me, it's personal too."

According to Danielle, the placenta capsules have plenty of benefits for new mums.

The main one is a faster recovery after birth while others include increased iron levels and a boost in energy levels.

There are also plenty of nutrients found in the placenta which include iron, vitamin B6 and E, oxytocin hormone which according to Danielle is essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding.

The website also claims placentas contain high levels of thyroxine which can help new mums return to their pre-baby weight in just half the time after birth.

Plus capsules Danielle who took the capsules after the birth of her third child, said: "It was crazy to see the difference in myself after my third child compared to my other two.

"I had much more energy and even went on holiday after six weeks where I fitted in to all my old summer clothes - my body snapped back almost straight away."

The pills cost PS200 and depending on the size of the placenta 90-250 capsules can be made.

Other products including the face cream start from PS45 while the body cream is PS75 for 200ml.

Stretch Mark Oil is PS65 and a framed umbilical cord keepsake is PS40.

Due to demand Danielle recommends mums-to-be book in after their three month scan.

Danielle will then be on stand-by around the due date to collect the placenta from the hospital, after which she takes it to a purpose built lab and makes the pills from it.

Bookings can be made through the Placenta Plus website www.placentaplus.co.uk

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Coleen Rooney is a client

Danielle in the special facility for making the capsules
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Date:Sep 6, 2017
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