The process of placenta encapsulation includes cleaning, steaming, dehydrating, grinding, and placing placenta powder into capsules. I follow OSHA standards and Blood Borne Pathogen protocols throughout the placenta encapsulation process. Also, I only process one placenta at a time, and the space is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between clients according to BBP and OSHA standards.
I follow the Traditional Method of placenta encapsulation which includes steaming & dehydrating the placenta. The dehydrated placenta is then ground into powder which is then encapsulated.
Families book encapsulation services by paying a $50 downpayment during pregnancy & signing a contract online. When the family gives birth to their sweet baby and placenta, they contact me and I will come to pick up the placenta at their birthplace. Prior to picking up, the family pays their remaining placenta encapsulation fee. After I finish processing the placenta capsules, I drop them off to the family.
Are you looking for ways to have a faster postpartum recovery? Taking encapsulated placenta pills may potentially prevent feelings of postpartum fatigue by increasing your daily iron intake. Encapsulated placenta pills contain 24% of your recommended daily amount of iron [Gryder].
Taking Encapsulated Placenta pills can potentially increase your milk supply!
A study in 1918 found that weight gain in infants breast-fed exclusively by mothers having ingested desiccated placenta was faster than in the control group where placenta was not consumed [Hammet]. This same study found that after mothers ingested the placenta, the amount of protein and lactose in their breastmilk increased.
Taking encapsulated placenta pills could be a way of potentially boosting your mood during the trying transition of postpartum.
A 2013 study found that women who ingested their placenta felt that they had improved postnatal mood, more energy, increased milk production, reduced bleeding, and faster recovery [Selander]
The following are some reasons why encapsulation would not be recommended:
– Active infection in the mother or baby during labor or immediately postpartum (GBS colonization is NOT contraindicated )
– Smoking during pregnancy
– If the placenta goes to pathology (If your provider decides your placenta should go to pathology, you can ask them to only take a small piece from the placenta so that you can retain the rest for processing.)
– Cancer of the placenta
Below I have listed my current Placenta Encapsulation service packages and pricing. Families who hire me as their placenta arts specialist are asked to pay a non-refundable $50 down payment towards their full-service price in order to book their services on my schedule as a placenta encapsulation client. Full payment is due at the time I receive the placenta.
Just like any other choice for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, it is important to be informed on both the potential benefits and risks of that choice. There are a few factors like using tobacco that could potentially make your placenta have
What exactly are the benefits of placenta encapsulation? You may have spoken with a friend or family member who has taken advantage of placenta encapsulation and said it was incredibly beneficial for them. I have had several doula clients who have
As of December 2021, I am training with The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts as a future Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. I am very much looking forward to being able to provide this service to my doula families and Oklahoman families.
Below is a copy of my Blood Borne Pathogens Training certificate that I earned from the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts in February of 2022. This BBP training meets and exceeds OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 requirements so that I am knowledgeable on how to safely prepare my client’s placenta for encapsulation.