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The placenta is the dedicated, underpaid employee that continues to work overtime.

Suzanne Nguyen, Biologist

What is the placenta?

The placenta is an organ grown during pregnancy.  It is grown from the fertilized egg.  It provides nutrients for the baby to grow.  It is vital for a healthy placenta for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

It contains nutrients such as vitamin B6 and B12, iron, and stem cells.  It also contains hormones like progesterone, estrogen, prolactin, oxytocin, and more!

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Why ingest it?

As previously said, the placenta is packed with nutrients and hormones.  It's a powerhouse!  After birth your body has a depletion of nutrients and hormones.  By ingesting the placenta, you can help to get back some of the nutrients and hormones.

Benefits include:

  • increased iron levels

  • increased milk supply

  • better moods

  • lesser chance of postpartum "baby blues"

  • lesser chance of postpartum depression

  • better energy

  • less fatigue

  • reduction in postpartum (heavy) bleeding


**These benefits and claims have not been studied in clinical trials.

**If you develop mastitis, flu, or a similar illness, it is advised to stop taking your placenta pills until you recover from the illness, at which time you may resume taking them.

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How is encapsulation done?

We use the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method of placenta encapsulation.

The placenta is rinsed, cleaned, and the umbilical cord is removed for the keepsake.  Next it is steamed and cut into strips.  The strips are dehydrated and then ground into a fine powder.  The powder is put into capsules and then they are ready to be ingested.  

All safety standards are taken.  Processing areas are throughly sanitized before and after processing.  Only one placenta is worked on at a time to prevent cross contamination.  

Tincture:  A small piece of the placenta is put into a bottle and high quality alcohol is added.  The mixture is left in a cool, dark, dry place for 6 weeks.  Should be swirled daily (if possible).  It is strained before use if any placenta remains not dissolved.  Ready to use after 6 weeks.  Tinctures do not expire.  You can use when you are having hormonal issues.  Not for long term daily use as it is very potent.  Great to keep and use for menopause!  

*Tinctures can be delivered with capsules.  You will need to follow instructions given.  Straining kit given for at home use.  Tinctures can be delivered 6 weeks later (taken care of by the encapsulator) for a small fee.  Please inquire for that option.

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Pick-up of placenta

Delivery of capsules

Cord keepsake

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Add Ons

Tincture 2 oz   $40


Blood Print  $25


When do I call you for pickup?

Please inform me once you have given birth and I will come to pick up your placenta at a scheduled time soon after.

When can I NOT encapsulate?

If you have HIV, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, or Hepatitis C. 

Can I still encapsulate if I had a c-section?

Yes, just inform your nursing team that you would like to keep your placenta.  You can make sure it's in your birth plan.  

Can I still encapsulate if there was merconium?

Yes, the placenta is throughly cleaned and steamed which will kill any bacteria/viruses present.

When will I get my capsules?

1-3 days

How to store placenta after birth?

Make sure you bring a cooler and 2 large Ziploc bags with you to the birth.  Hospital should double bag it in biohazard bags (but bring some just in case).  You can get ice from the hospital.  Put it in the cooler as soon as possible, recommended by at least 1 hour.  

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