In preparation for your placenta to be prepared in your desired way, one of the first things that needs to be done is the signing of the Contract & Agreement.
I also need to see a copy of your bloodwork results with negative results. This can be emailed. To protect my clients and family, I cannot encapsulate a person’s placenta with HIV, Hepatitis and/or any sexually transmitted disease. You can request of a copy of your bloodwork at your next prenatal visit with your care provider. Ideally, I would like for all the paperwork to be completed by the time you are full term (37 weeks). However, if you are past that point don’t let that come between you and having your placenta encapsulated. I have been contacted as late as AFTER the baby has been born and it worked out just fine.
It is not necessary for us to meet prenatally, but I will be happy to do so. I accept signed Contract & Agreement and bloodwork results via email.
Please have a conversation with your care provider regarding your intentions to take your placenta home. Remind them again at the time of delivery. If you need it, I have a Placenta Release Form to be used with a hospital, which releases them from liability.
If I am not attending your birth already, then please contact me when you are in active labor, so that I will have a round about time of when I will be picking up the placenta.
Contact via text.
Once the baby is born, please contact me to let me know. At that time, we will arrange a pick up time.
Contact via PHONE CALL.
It is your responsibility to keep your placenta refrigerated and/or on ice until I come pick it up. I recommend bringing your own cooler to the hospital because sometimes the bucket they put placentas in do not fit in the mini refrigerators in the postpartum rooms. It is not necessary to put your placenta in the freezer immediately following birth. If it is not possible to start the process within the first 3-4 days following birth, the placenta should be promptly frozen. Double-bag the placenta in gallon-sized zip lock freezer bags. A placenta that has been frozen can be encapsulated for up to 6 months. I recommend that every woman at least keep their placenta in the freezer just in case you find yourself needing it. If you decide that you don’t need it, then nothing is lost, but once you get rid of it, it’s gone for good – so better safe than sorry.
Placentas should not be frozen, thawed, and then refrozen. Please make sure the placenta is bagged correctly and not leaking. Double bagging it in Ziploc bags is a great way to insure this.
Please let me know if you had any physical trauma, suturing or a cesarean birth as I can add frankincense and myrrh to the preparation process to help with healing.
The amount of capsules you get if you are choosing to encapsulate varies depending on the size of your placenta. You can likely expect between 100-200 pills.
The placenta service will be processed and prepared in about 48-72 hours. I will call you to arrange a drop off time and place.
If I am not attending your birth and postpartum meetings as doula or midwife in training there will be a $50 pick up and delivery fee.
dosage of capsules
o 3 capsules, 3 times a day.
o 2 capsules, 3 times a day.
o 1 pill, 3 times a day/as needed.
You can adjust your dosage depending on your needs. If you are feeling great, you can gently decrease the dosage and your capsules will last longer. I recommend setting at least 10-20 pills aside for the first postpartum menstrual cycle. Store them in the freezer.
Never exceed 9 pills in 24 hours. (This can create an oversupply issue that could lead to clogged ducts and even mastitis) Never stop taking the pills abruptly. The sudden decrease in the oxytocin that the pills provide could spiral you into the baby blues. As with anything you take orally, reduce the amount gradually over a few days.
The placenta is tonifying, which means it holds energy in. Should you get sick with a fever or any kind of infection, I recommend that you stop taking the capsules until it passes. If you continue to take the pills, it could keep the infection in your body not allowing you to get well.
The pills may be stored with your supplements that you take daily or in the refrigerator for maximum freshness. For long term storage they should be kept in the freezer. Placenta capsules may be taken directly from the refrigerator/freezer.
A healthy mama is most important. Listen to your body. You know it better than I could ever prescribe.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services I offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for researching and using the remedies.