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Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Pills: $200 (includes cord keepsake)

Extra (read below for more info about each):

Tincture, 4oz: $25 

Placenta Balm, 2oz: $25 

Service Area: I will pick up your placenta from your home or any hospital in the area and deliver pills to Mamas in Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero, Cambria, Cayucos, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Santa Margarita, Baywood, Los Osos, Pismo Beach, Oceano, Grover Beach, Santa Maria, Nipomo, and Arroyo Grande!

For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has revered the placenta as a powerful and invaluable part of the postpartum healing process. After giving birth many new mothers experience blood loss, fatigue, and a drop in their high pregnancy hormones; all of which are thought of as key factors in the development of the “baby blues” and postpartum depression (PPD). Full of Qi, life energy, the placenta aids in postpartum wellness by replenishing your system with natural iron & protein and helps reintroduce these essential hormones back into your system. 

The "baby blues" affect the majority of women. It is so common that it is not even considered a disorder. Symptoms include mood instability, weepiness, sadness, lack of concentration and feelings of dependency. "Baby blues" is caused by rapid hormonal changes, fatigue and sleep deprivation, and the physical and emotional stress of giving birth.

Today, approximately 80% of women experience some level of postpartum depression/mood disorder. Using the placenta for its medicinal properties during the postpartum period is a natural & healthier way that may help you avoid these symptoms and the costly treatments that usually accompany them, such as medications and counseling. 

The placenta has amazing abilities during the postpartum period; it can heal, sustain, and strengthen. Traditionally placenta capsules are used to help:"Tree of Life" Photo courtesy of Patience

  • balance your hormones
  • enhance milk supply
  • increase your energy
  • recover more quickly from birth
  • bring the body back into balance
  • possibly prevent the "baby blues"
  • shorten postpartum bleeding
  • assist the uterus to return to size
  • increase postpartum iron levels

Women who take placenta capsules report fewer emotional issues and enjoy a faster, more pleasant postpartum recovery. Women, and their families, notice a marked improvement in overall feelings of happiness and well-being when taking placenta capsules.

My placenta encapsulation service includes approximately 75 - 175 placenta capsules that will help nourish you during your first few postpartum weeks. Each placenta is unique in both its size and composition, so I cannot guarantee how many capsules you will receive from your placenta. Along with your placenta capsules you will also receive your baby's umbilical cord carefully dried and placed in a pouch to cherish as a keepsake.

Ideally, the placenta is encapsulated within 48 hours after the birth. Very soon after birth, I will come to wherever you have given birth, home or hospital, and take your placenta back to my home for safe processing. I am basically “on call” for you and will make every effort to come to the hospital (or your home) within a few hours time frame to encapsulate your placenta. Even if you and baby are recovering in the hospital, I can encapsulate your placenta in my home and get the capsules to you right away.  I will deliver the pills back to you as well.

I follow strict OSHA & EPA guidelines during the preparation of your placenta. I have all of the necessary equipment and encapsulation materials to complete the process. I only use vegan capsules. All materials used are thoroughly sterilized between each use, when not disposable, and everything meets food grade standards. Aside from the medicinal aspects, I treat the placenta as sacred, and will focus on honoring the work it has done to nourish your baby, while preparing it to continue its work nourishing you. I also have a certificate to handle food.

The cost of my placenta encapsulation is $200. Please contact me if you'd like this amazing service. For an additional $25, I will also take a small part of your placenta and make it into a Tincture (brewed for 6 weeks in alcohol--mailed back to you once it's done). Tinctures also never expire and can be another great, potent way for you to ingest your placenta. Placenta Balm is another great item I provide. Balm is made from your choice of nourishing oils, butters, and essential oils. This item is totally customizable. Placenta is rich in stem cells and incredibly healing for the skin. Uses include rapid healing of a c-section wound, rash, eczema, dry skin, scars, etc. 2 ounces for only $25

For additional information please feel free to email me with any of your questions about this process or any of the extra services I provide. 

"After going through an emotional postpartum recovery with my first baby, I decided to give placenta encapsulation a try with my second. What a difference! I'm so much more emotionally stable and recovered within weeks of delivery rather than the 6 months it took with my first." Jaime, June 2012