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 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.




  • 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)

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Proud to serve Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland 

at the following Hospitals & Birth Centers and more:

George Washington University Hospital | Virginia Hospital Center | Washington Hospital Center 

Sibley Memorial Hospital | INOVA Alexandria Hospital | Birth Care Birth Center

Georgetown University Hospital | INOVA Loudoun Birthing Inn | Natural Birth Center at Loudoun

 INOVA Fairfax | INOVA Fair Oaks | Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital | Walter Reed Medical

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital | Holy Cross Hospital | Prince William Medical Center 

Haymarket Medical Center | Stone Springs Hospital Center | Frederick Health Hospital

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