Placenta encapsulation is the process of washing the fresh placenta, slicing or steaming placenta, dehydrating, then grinding dehydrated placenta into powder and transferring into capsules. The placenta can also be prepared into tinctures for prolonged usage, and eaten raw or cooked. All of these methods of placentophagia can have different benefits.
Placenta prints, tinctures, balm/salves, and cord keepsakes.
Placenta Printmaking turns your placenta into a piece of art for a permanent keepsake. Lightly painted on one side with food grade coloring (if extra color is wanted); water color or canvas paper is then firmly pressed against placenta.
Tinctures have a virtually endless shelf life, which makes adding a tincture a wonderful way to prolong the benefits of consuming your placenta.
Placenta salves can be beneficial with C-Section incisions, hemorrhoids, perennial tearing, diaper rash, sunburns and eczema (just to name a few). Using a small number of capsules can make a salve for future use. *Always patch test before full use
Umbilical cord keepsakes can be made by drying cord into a memorable shape, then put into a keepsake box.
Trained through IPPA (International Placenta and Postpartum Association), my hope is to provide aide of placenta services so you are able to have an easy transition into the postpartum period. Certified for blood borne pathogen handling, I follow the strict OSHA guidelines and food safety standards.
Answering Your Questions
Placenta Encapsulation FAQs
What are the possible benefits in using placenta encapsulation?
Some potential benefits are:
Lessening risk of baby blues through hormone replacement of placenta.
Provides you with continual flow of oxytocin
Provides HPL hormone (which stimulates lactation) for healthy milk supply
Provides energy through B-vitamins and protein
Less hormonal fluctuations
Provides natural pain relief
Will placenta encapsulation always provide the same benefits?
No, effects felt vary for each individual and there are no guarantees on preventing postpartum depression or increased milk supply.
Every placenta is different, but generally anywhere from 70-200 capsules.
How many pills will I receive from my encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation, tincture, and print-$250
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