What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placental encapsulation is the practice of eating placenta (placentophagy) after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits.  It is frequently taken shortly after giving birth, with the belief that it will help lessen some of the symptoms of postpartum.

Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation?

  1. A decrease in postpartum mood disorders.
  2. Increased production of oxytocin.
  3. A decrease in stress hormones, restoration of iron levels following bleeding after birth.
  4. Increased milk supply. 

How it Works?

After the birth, the  Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist will pick up your placenta from the hospital; or it can be delivered to her by your Doula. Hospitals are increasingly allowing families to take their placenta home. However, they will not keep the placenta overnight. Therefore, you should have someone come pick it up and prepare it immediately after birth. You can also freeze your placenta for encapsulation at a later time; however, thawing the placenta will take more time, and could lead to bacterial contamination.  If your placenta is not frozen, we can deliver it to your home within 3 days to coincide with your return home from the hospital.

Cost of Service : $300