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Placenta Encapsulation is the process of preparing the birthing person’s placenta after the birth of their baby by dehydrating, powdering and placing it into capsules for the birthing person to ingest. The placenta contains vitamins and minerals that may help fight depression symptoms, such as vitamin B6. The placenta is also rich in iron and protein, which would be useful when recovering from childbirth.
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
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, your placenta will be picked up at an agreed upon time to begin preparing your placenta for encapsulation. Your capsules will be delivered upon your return home from the birth location, generally 2-3 days after pick-up.
  • 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)
 
Additional Placenta offerings:
  • NEW! Ker Bears™ Placenta Gummies - Now you can enjoy the benefits of your placenta in an easy, quick, and flavorful gummy bear. Gummies are perfect as part of a long-term postpartum wellness plan to aid and support your physical & mental health after giving birth.  
  • Placenta Tincture - A placenta tincture is the concentrated solution formed after your raw placenta has been steeped in alcohol for up to six weeks. It is a great way to preserve the hormones and stem cells from your placenta. 
  • Placenta Salve - made with a base of organic oils and organic beeswax, we infuse the oils with a blend of organic herbs and some of your prepared placenta powder. Your placenta salve can be used to soothe a healing perineum, cesarean incision after birth and on most skin irritations or minor wounds. 
  • Placenta Prints - A placenta print is a wonderful way to have a visual reminder of how amazing your placenta was for both you and your baby! We use professional quality watercolor paper so that it will look wonderful adorning your wall.
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