WHY CHOOSE PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION?
The placenta is an amazing organ that you grow uniquely for your baby during pregnancy, containing essential nutrients, hormones, and immune factors. After childbirth, women experience a sudden loss of hormones and depletion of nutrients, which can have adverse physical and psychological effects for many women.
Placenta Encapsulation helps to facilitate postpartum healing. The placenta can help replenish your iron and energy lost during childbirth. It’s also rich in protein and essential vitamins like B6. Mothers who ingest their placenta report less incidences of postpartum depression, and research shows that the natural hormones found in the placenta can help with milk production. Your placenta nourished your baby and now you have the opportunity to utilize it to nourish you both postpartum.
This method involves Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice, which is over 5,000 years old. In TCM theory, the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open, empty space, which is considered Yin, or cold. One way to promote healing during the postpartum period is to add Yang energy via heat. Incorporating the steam and warming herbs produces a balancing effect in the body and a nourishing medicine for the postpartum period.
The process begins with an overall health check and cleaning of the placenta. Once cleaned, it is steamed on top of (optional) warming herbs of organic lemon and ginger (added only to the water). The placenta is then dehydrated for 16-24 hours, ground into a fine powder and placed into capsules for consumption. A placenta yields between 100-150 capsules and is enjoyable for up to two years if stored properly.
This method is NOT recommended if the mother had a suspected infection or any trauma during birth or has a history of anxiety, insomnia, or hyperthyroidism. This method is a good option for those who have had a homebirth, already follow a raw foods diet, or for those who are interested in the freshest hormonal benefits of placenta encapsulation.
The process begins with a health check of the placenta and a gentle rinse of blood clots. The placenta is sliced into small pieces and placed in a dehydrator for about 24 hours. Raw is processed with as little interference as possible to keep all of the nutrients and hormones in for you to ingest. Once completely dry, the pieces are ground up into powder and packed into capsules. Raw method is said to provide a quick burst of energy and hormone balance and yields more capsules.
$40 each / 2 for $70
Fresh placenta is soaked in high-proof, pure alcohol (vodka), which extracts the medicinal properties of the placenta. Care is taken to keep it stirred for six weeks, then strained into a glass dropper bottle. The resulting liquid is a beautiful orange color and has a surprisingly organic, earthy aroma. Comes in a 4oz glass bottle with instructions.
Healing Balm (with or without placenta)
Placenta balm is a healing body salve created from organic cold-pressed oils, shea butter, beeswax, healing herbs, pure essential oils, and some of your placenta powder if you choose. This all-purpose ointment is excellent for healing c-section incisions, stretch marks, hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, eczema, and general first aid. Comes in a 4oz tin.
Add-on: Flavored Capsules
Now offering clients the option of adding berry, kiwi, or orange flavored gelatin capsules to encapsulation services. The subtle fruity scent and flavor is more attractive and helps to hide the earthy smell and aftertaste of the placenta powder. The capsules also come in bright, fun colors. Please note: these capsules are NOT vegetarian.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services I offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk.
Visit the FAQ page for more information on the encapsulation process, and reach out if you have any additional questions.
When you're ready to move forward, contact me. Booking services is easy - you can view and sign the agreement online.
RECEIVE YOUR INFORMATION
Select the services you want by filling out a quick intake form, then pay online. I also offer payment plans and some discounts.
PREPARE FOR AN EASY DELIVERY
As your due date nears, I will send you instructions for a safe and easy transfer of your placenta.