Placenta Preparation & Encapsulation
Popularity in taking placenta capsules after pregnancy is growing, mostly due to word of mouth and anecdotal evidence. There is very little published scientific research about the practice, and I encourage you to do your own research when considering it. Reported benefits include:
- More Energy and Better Mood (less incidences of Postpartum Depression and 'Baby Blues')
- Improved Breastfeeding and Lactation
- Faster Uterine Recovery
- Less Postpartum Bleeding
- Lower Occurrence of Anemia.
The options for preparation that I offer are:
Frozen, raw portions to be added to smoothies- they are very tiny pieces, ready-to-use, no need to handle or defrost, the flavor is easily masked with smoothie ingredients.
Raw, dehydrated capsules- placenta is cleaned then dehydrated in a process similar to meat jerky, ground and then encapsulated.
Steamed, dehydrated capsules (in the Traditional Chinese Medicine method)- the placenta is steamed with lemon and ginger- which is discarded before encapsulating, then dehydrated, ground and encapsulated.
- Alcohol Tincture- a small piece of raw placenta is steeped in grain alcohol for 6 weeks, then strained and bottled. Tincture can last indefinitely.
Placenta Preparation Agreement (click Here)
I can do any combination of the above preparation methods- the average placenta produces approximately 80-100 size ‘0’ capsules or frozen portions, and actual number will vary. You can also request ‘tree of life’ prints from the placenta, digital photographs, as well as keepsakes made from the umbilical cord.
My fee is $175 +tax, and that price reflects that I do not use personalized labels, jars or other special packaging materials, and I do not maintain optional certification to provide this service (update: currently in process to obtain certification). I do maintain the utmost standards for cleanliness and safe food handling procedures. I have great respect for your placenta, and I will treat it as if it were my own.
If services are arranged before birth, I can typically have the final products finished 48-72 hours after birth (see contract link above for details). I can also process a placenta that has been frozen, and time-frame will depend on my availability. Fill out the form below to confirm availability for your due date and with any other questions you have regarding this service.