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Placenta Encapsulation

Please know that we are looking out for your safety.

It will be at the direction of the hospital whether the placenta will be able to be released or not.    

Each hospital has different guidelines and regulations.



The custom of consuming the placenta is centuries old, practiced most often in Chinese medicine.

It is a tradition that has been gaining traction in the United States for several decades due to the incredible benefits it can offer.  Learn more to see if it is right for you!


The placenta is full of beneficial hormones, chemicals, iron, and proteins.


These healing substances may include:

  • Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone:  Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.
  • Prolactin:  Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.
  • Oxytocin:  Decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.
  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF):  Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases well-being.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone:  Regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events.
  • Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH):  Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.
  • Cortisone:  Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing.
  • Interferon:  Triggers the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.
  • Prostaglandins:  Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Iron:  Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia, a common postpartum condition. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression.
  • Hemoglobin:  Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy.
  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII:  stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.
  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG):  Antibody molecules which support the immune system.
  • Human Placental Lactogen (hPL):  This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels


Placenta Capsules

Placenta Capsules can help replenish hormones and vital nutrients lost during birth, thus making for an easier postpartum recovery. The encapsulation process includes rinsing and cleaning the placenta of any extra blood, clots, and debris. After the cord is trimmed, the placenta is heated to kill unhealthy bacteria before dehydrated, ground, and encapsulated. Work space and all equipment is always thoroughly sanitized. Strict OSHA standards are observed. 


This method usually produces around 100-175 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta. They last many years when stored in the freezer. Take them for PMS, low milk supply, fertility challenges, and even menopause! Should be taken with a glass of juice and a meal to help the powder settle and reconstitute in your stomach.

Placenta Tincture

Placenta tincture is an added bonus in that it can be used in addition to and long after the capsules are gone. By tincturing a small piece of the placenta in a high grade alcohol, you can prolong the benefits of your placental hormones. The tincture can be used in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress and during menopause and ease your symptoms. It is very shelf-stable if kept in a cool dark place such as a cupboard, and will last for many years. At this dilution, there is less alcohol than in cough medicine and has no intoxicating effects. If you prefer to reduce the alcohol even further, you can place the drops in a cup of boiling tea, “burning” off the alcohol, then cooling before ingesting. Dosage is 7 to 10 drops added to a full glass of juice.

PRICING:

$50.00 Deposit Required at Time of Order

Remaining Order Balance Paid (Cash Only) at Time of Delivery


Placenta Encapsulation Capsules = $200


Add-Ons:

Placenta Brownies or Cake = $30

Umbilical Cord Keepsake (Heart shaped) = $10

Tincture = $20

Kosher Strawberry or Grape Flavored Capsules = $10



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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

FAQ:  Can I have my placenta encapsulated if I had a C-section, epidural or pitocin during labor? 

Yes!  These interventions have no noticeable effect on your placenta capsules.  Epidural anesthesia and pitocin break down very quickly after entering the placenta.

FAQ:  Is it safe to have my placenta encapsulated if I tested positive for Group B Strep (GBS)?

Yes.  Group B strep is a common bacterium that does not normally pose health risks to the mother.  All bacteria in the placenta is killed during the heating and dehydration process.  Rarely, Group B strep can lead to uterine infection.  If you developed a uterine infection or fever during your labor, your placenta would not be considered useful in healing, and would likely be taken to the pathlogy.

FAQ:  Can I encapsulate my placenta if my baby passed meconium before birth?

Yes.  Meconium is sterile, it does not contain fecal bacteria that normal stool does.  Meconium is dangerous for the infant to inhale, but is otherwise harmless.  Your placenta is washed thoroughly before encapsulation preparation.

FAQ:  Can I still have my placenta encapsulated if I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia? 

Placenta encapsulation is not contraindicated for moms with pre-eclampsia.  Many women who have had pre-eclampsia have very successfully used placenta pills.  No one fully understands pre-eclampsia or exactly how to prevent it, and although the placenta does seem to play a part, it is not usually unfit for consumption.  After the birth, your placenta will be examined for irregularities and problems.  Most of the time, the placenta is completely fine and you should have no problem having it released for encapsulation.  If your care provider diagnoses a problem or infection in the placenta, it will be sent to pathology and you won't be able to take it home.

FAQ:  Will the Hospital release my placenta?

Most hospitals are fairly easy to work with when it comes to having the placenta released.  However, you will need to let them know before the birth that you are keeping your placenta.  A birth plan is the best way to do this.  After delivery, you will have to sign a release form or waiver.  Once the placenta has been inspected and determined healthy, the nurse will put it in a container for you.

FAQ:  What if the doctor wants to take my placenta to pathology?

If the placenta needs to be taken to pathology, ask if they can cut a small piece to examine instead of taking the whole placenta.  If they insist on taking the whole placenta, you will not be able to have your placenta encapsulated.

FAQ:  When is the the placenta prepared? 

Ideally, the placenta preparation should take place as soon as possible after the birth, within the first 48-72 hours.  Directly after the birth, the placenta should be placed in an enclosed container (the hospital will put it in a plastic container), and then you will place the placenta in cooler you brought from home, with ice.  It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.  If you know ahead of time that it will not be prepared within that time frame, it is best to place it straight into the freezer.

FAQ:  Can I have my placenta encapsulated if my baby was premature?

Yes, unless the doctor decides to take your whole placenta to pathology.  Moms of preemies need all the help they can get bringing in their milk, healing quickly, and balancing postpartum mood.  If your doctor wants to culture the placenta, you can often negotiate to have just a piece of the placenta taken to pathology so you can encapsulate the rest.

FAQ:  I have a placenta stored in my freezer from a previous birth.  Is it safe to have it encapsulated?

Was the placenta frozen properly?  (Frozen within 48 hours of birth, no signs of frostbite, has been kept frozen, i.e., not thawed and re-frozen.)  If frozen properly, you can have it encapsulated up to one year after the birth.

FAQ:  What if I have twins? 

In the case of twins, we will process the placentas together.  The cost for multiple placentas from the same mother is an additional $50.

FAQ:  I was told my placenta was "abnormal."  How do I know if it is safe to ingest?

The only situations in which a placenta would not be safe to consume is if you developed an infection during labor (remember, being GBS positive does NOT automatically mean you have an infection), if the placenta was taken to pathology, if it was not refrigerated properly after the birth, or if you have HIV, Hep A, B or C.  Calcification of the placenta is normal and does not preclude encapsulation.  

FAQ:  How do I store my placenta capsules?

You should store your capsules in an airtight container in the freezer.  Stored properly, your capsules will last many years.