Childbirth is one of life’s greatest challenges, both physically and emotionally. It is both revitalizing and depleting, regardless of how you birth.
As a doula, I am invested in the needs of the women I serve and place great emphasis on the postpartum recovery and healing period. It is a critical time for support as you reclaim your body during the transition from pregnancy to parenting. From professional experience, I have come to value the role the placenta can play in that transition.
Everything that your baby requires before birth is produced by or travels through your placenta. It is a bountiful reserve of nutrients and hormones that connects you to your child. After the birth of your baby, you can nourish your own body from the same rich supply.
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 postpartum 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.
Women have reported having more energy, healing faster, and experiencing an improved state of mind.
Other benefits include:
- Reduced fatigue
- Increasing milk production
- Shortening healing time
- Preventing postpartum depression
- Restoring a more balanced function
- Providing an overall feeling of wellness
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
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 facility.
• 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
Talk to me!
Whether you’re ready to book your placenta services or just curious about encapsulation, I’d love to talk to you! Call me at 612-819-2852 or write to me via the contact form.