As a certified Placenta Arts Specialist with the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA), you can be confident with the
service I provide.
Placenta Encapsulation has been reported to help balance mood after your baby is born, to increase iron levels, to increase energy and possibly boost milk supply. You can read more about my experience and the process on my blog post here.
Use the contact form to ask me what you’d like to know. I will respond to your email and am happy to chat over the phone. I can also send you information and the registration form.
It doesn’t matter exactly when you book in with me but the sooner you decide the better. That is because I am then “on call” for your birth and you are booked into my calendar. A $50 deposit and signed registration form is due at the time of booking and I will give you the information you need to make the process as smooth, clear and easy as possible. When you book please choose the estimated due date as your “appointment”.
Most people choose to have me pick up the placenta from the hospital or place of birth. I will come to the
hospital or birth place pick up the placenta and transport it to my dedicated preparation space and then bring the completed capsules back to you.
Alternatively you can arrange to have someone bring it to me ensuring that it is kept at a safe temperature and then have someone collect them when they are finished.
Lets talk ahead of the birth to finalize the arrangements.
Yay Capsules!! The process takes approximately 24 – 48 hours from the time the placenta is picked up. Once the balance is paid, you will receive a jar of capsules, an information packet, a cord keepsake and a print if you so choose.
I’d love to hear feedback on your experience and I will aim to contact you 4 – 6 weeks after the birth. And of course if you have any questions feel free to contact me.
$200 This includes pick up from place of birth and delivery of the completed capsules to your home or hospital – wherever you are.
HOW ITS DONE
There are two main methods of encapsulation “Traditional” based on Traditional Chinese methods and “Raw Start” which is in it’s most unchanged state. See the infographic below.
ARE THERE REASONS NOT TO ENCAPSULATE?
Contraindications to encapsulation include:
- Active infection or diseases, such as HIV, Lyme, Herpes, Chorioamnionitis
- It’ is not recommended to encapsulate if you smoked during your pregnancy
- If there is a need to send your placenta to pathology for testing you can request that they take a piece of the placenta instead as you will not be able to consume your placenta if it is handled in a non food safe manner.
- If your placenta needs to be tested in pathology it then becomes unsafe to encapsulate because food safe handling can not be ensured. However if there is a need for testing you can ask that they take a piece of the placenta for testing and leave the rest to be refrigerated or on ice. If testing will take longer than 48 hours your part of the placenta can be frozen until the all clear is given to encapsulate or not.
It may still be possible for you to take your placenta home for other traditions e.g. placenta prints or planting under a tree.
YES! YOU CAN ENCAPSULATE IN MOST CIRCUMSTANCES
- You had a C-section
- You have had and epidural
- You have had Pitocin
- Meconium (traditional recommended)
- You are Group B strep positive (traditional only)
- Have had antibiotics (traditional recommended)
- you can encapsulate in most circumstances.
THINKING ABOUT ENCAPSULATION?