How it works

Once you have completed your contract and paid your deposit, I am on call for your birth. Your job is to let me know when you are in labor and then to let me know when your baby has arrived. Ideally, I will come pick up your placenta at your place of birth within two hours. Once I have your placenta in my possession, I will begin the encapsulation process. During phase one, the placenta is thoroughly cleaned and prepped for dehydration. Depending on the size of the placenta and the preparation method you choose, dehydration can take up to 24 hours to complete. Once the pieces are thoroughly dehydrated, I grind them into a fine powder and encapsulate. This process takes an additional 1-2 hours. The capsules and any other products you have ordered will be delivered to you, whether at the hospital or at your home. You can begin taking the capsules immediately.

Preparation Methods

Raw/Fresh Method

This method involves cleaning, cutting, dehydrating, and grinding your placenta into a powder, which is then put into vegan capsules for your consumption. The placenta is not steamed or otherwise “cooked” at all during the process. This method yields the most pills and may give the mother a significant energy boost during the immediate postpartum period. Other benefits are increased milk supply, shortening of the postpartum bleeding period, replacement of lost iron stores, etc.*

Traditional Chinese Medicine

This method involves gently steaming the cleaned placenta with herbs. Please be advised that I am not trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, therefore, this method is based on that practice. The herbs I use for this process are lemon, ginger, and jalapeno pepper. The lemon is used to provide an antiseptic property to the placenta. The ginger and jalapeno are used for their warming effect. This method yields less pills and due to the steaming of the placenta, may result in a lower concentration of nutrients.

 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching the benefits of the placenta.