In other cultures throughout history, the placenta has been referred to as “the bed of the child”, “the brother or sister of the baby”, “the tree of life”, and “the mother’s bread/cake.”
It has been used in various traditions—such as planting under a tree—to symbolize its importance in nurturing the child’s growth.
There has been limited research on placenta encapsulation, but placenta encapsulation is a popular option based on the positive experiences others share after consuming their placenta pills. New mothers love their placenta pills! And the media has publicized several celebrities encapsulating their placentas.
Why would one choose to ingest their placenta?!
The widely reported effects of consuming placenta pills include:
Lessened postpartum bleeding
Some even feel it boosts their milk supply
What sort of training do I have?
I received professional training from a well-respected trainer, which involved 16 hours of classroom and hands-on practice and included OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen and food safety training. I have been encapsulating placentas since 2016.
How is it done?
The process is simple: you'll take a small cooler (6-pack-sized) and two gallon ziplock bags with you to the hospital. Once you've delivered, have your nurse place the placenta in the ziplock bags, label the bag with your name and the date and time you deliver, and keep it on ice in the cooler until I've arrived to pick it up. Have your support person call or text me when you've delivered, and I'll make arrangements to pick it up as soon as possible.
The method of encapsulation I practice is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves steaming the placenta prior to dehydration. I believe steaming prior to dehydrating is the safest way to ingest the placenta.
I start by visually examining each placenta for abnormalities and signs of deterioration, infection, or contamination before beginning the encapsulation process.
After steaming, I place strips of your placenta into a temperature-controlled dehydrator to protect the integrity of the placenta throughout the dehydrating process.
I then grind the dehydrated placenta into a fine powder and place it into capsules.
No additives are added to the placenta, and the capsules contain only dehydrated placenta.
I only process one placenta at a time, and your placenta is labeled with your name and delivery date during the whole process.
You can expect anywhere from 75-150 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta (which is roughly 1/6 the size of your baby.)
Once your placenta is transformed into capsules, I will deliver them to you in a labeled glass jar, along with suggested consumption guidelines. A complimentary cord keepsake is included. I am normally able to deliver your capsules within 3-5 days.
How much does it cost?
The price for placenta encapsulation is $250. I normally travel within a 50-mile radius of Sheridan, AR to pick up placentas and deliver capsules. I may possibly travel farther than that to pick up a placenta, but a travel fee may apply, and I will mail your capsules back to you. Some folks who cannot find another placenta specialist in their area will find someone to meet me halfway with the placenta.
To book your encapsulation, fill out the form below. I'll email you a contract with payment information. Once I receive your signed contract and payment, your spot is reserved on my calendar.
If you have any further questions, feel free to call, text, or email me!