Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby by dehydrating, powdering and placing it into capsules for the mother to ingest.

 

When ingested, placentas have been known to:

 

  • increase iron levels and other essential nutrients

  • provide a boost in energy

  • improve milk supply

  • balance hormones in the postpartum period

  • decrease risk of postpartum depression

 

Doula clients may choose this as an add-on service for $250

 

 Non-Doula client  encapsulation fee is $350  

(please email me kerry@balancedbirthsupport.com for availability)

Processing Methods


At this time we are only offering the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method of processing – In this method, your placenta will be steamed with hot pepper, fresh ginger & lemon before dehydrating. This is to enhance its warming properties and help your body use the beneficial properties of the placenta in a deeper way. This method also kills any bacteria and reduces risk of spoilage.

 

Details

 

  • If I am the doula in attendance at your birth, I will leave your birth place with the placenta and return completed capsules to you at your home.

  • If I am not the doula at your birth, I will pick up your placenta at an agreed upon time to begin preparing your placenta for encapsulation. I will deliver the capsules to you upon your return home from the birth location.

  • All clients will receive complete dosing and handling guidelines with the finished product.

  • I have successfully completed the training in OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens for Doulas & Professionals in Placenta Encapsulation in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1090.1030)