Placenta Encapsulation

PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
Mothers who choose to have their placenta encapsulated report:

  • decreased occurrence of baby blues and postpartum depression
  • increased milk supply
  • lessened postpartum bleeding
  • increased energy
  • replenished iron levels

 

TRADITIONAL CHINESE METHOD (TCM)
This method draws on traditions that are thousands of years old.  Mothers are encouraged to eat warming foods.  The placenta is cleaned well, steamed with ginger and lemon to release enzymes, thinly sliced and dehydrated overnight.  It is then ground and encapsulated into vegetarian capsules   Women report a balancing effect when consuming TCM-prepared capsules.

RAW-FOOD, DEHYDRATED METHOD
The placenta is prepared, thinly sliced and dehydrated for 24 hours. Then it is powdered and encapsulated into vegetarian capsules. The raw method seems to produce more of a stimulating effect.  Women report that WITH this method of preparation they can really tell that they are having an effect on their mood and energy levels! However, the raw method capsules do not last as many years as the TCM prepared capsules. These will likely last no more than 2 years, frozen. At most, they will not be as potent over time.

PLACENTA TINCTURE
Prolong the life of the placenta and increase your energetic boost.  3-5 drops can be placed in a glass of water or directly onto the tongue during times of stress, anxiety and depression.  The tincture comes in a 2oz. dropper bottle.

I believe in the transfer of energy.  For this reason, I prepare the placenta with a calm, grounded heart to promote the best healing possible.

I follow OSHA-established guidelines for preparing and handling your placenta using sterilized and specific equipment. I cannot guarantee the results of consuming your placenta.

FEES

  • Placenta Encapsulation: $200, $25 discount for doula clients.
  • Half & half: additional $25
  • Placenta tincture: $25 
  • A non-refundable deposit($50) is due when services are booked.  The balance is due upon delivery of the finished placenta products. I accept Chase QuickPay, PayPal, cash or check.

When you decide to encapsulate your placenta, email me for details and to register.  You will need to speak with your care provider about taking it home. Most hospitals in our area require a simple waiver to be signed, then you may do what you wish with it.

When you go into labor, have your partner text or call to notify me. I will give specific instructions at that time, depending on where you are birthing and what arrangements we’ve made.  Turnaround time is 24-72 hours from the time of pick-up.