Placenta Encapsulation - Ashley Maas Birth Services
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Placenta Encapsulation

Reno Tahoe Birth offers placenta services to help bring the placenta back into the sacredness of the birth ritual. Placenta encapsulation is an easy way for mothers to consume their placenta. Mothers have traditionally found this homeopathic helpful in preventing post-partum depression or the baby blues, in increasing milk production, accelerating healing of the mother, in increasing the energy level, preventing iron deficiency and preventing sleep dysfunction in a new mother.

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the process of cooking, drying and encapsulating the placenta to be taken as a homeopathic by new mothers. Many women experience post-partum depression but are limited in the treatments or medications they can take when nursing. Placenta encapsulation offers a woman the option of using a natural substance created by her own body. Placenta encapsulation works because instead of experiencing the sharp hormonal change, the mother is able to ingest the hormone rich placenta (namely rich in CRH hormone which causes baby blues) which counteracts the possibility of depression.

Processing Methods

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) – In this method, your placenta will be steamed with the world’s highest quality therapeutic grade doTERRA essential oils using ginger, lemon, frankincense, and myrrh before dehydrating. This is to enhance its warming properties and help your body use the beneficial properties of the placenta in a deeper way. This method also kills any bacteria and reduces risk of spoilage. However, there is concern about the degradation of the hormones when cooking the placenta.

Raw Dehydrated Method – this method involves slicing the placenta while fresh and raw and dehydrating it immediately. Clients who choose this method more consistently report increased energy as one of the benefits. It is widely held that the hormones are more likely to be bioavailable when the placenta is processed raw. This is the most common method of placenta encapsulation requested.

Raw Sliced – You may choose to have part of your placenta’s maternal side sliced for immediate raw consumption. Women who ingest some placenta raw either in tea, tucked in the cheek, or in a smoothie report less postpartum bleeding and a faster milk supply. You may choose to have part of your placenta sliced and set aside for you with either of the above processing methods

Service Agreement

Reno Tahoe Placenta Encapsulation Service includes:
• Placenta pick up from the hospital or home within 12 hours of baby’s arrival.
• The full placenta preparation and encapsulation process in my home.
• Proper storage container of the completed placenta pills.
• Written instructions for proper storage and handling of the finished placenta pills.
• Suggestions for ingestion amounts.


The above outlined encapsulation process is provided for a fee of $200. A deposit of $50 is required with the signing of the contract. The balance of $150 must be paid when the capsules are received.
** There may be an additional $20 travel fee for areas outside of Reno/Sparks

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