Placenta Encapsulation Services

Placenta Encapsulation Services

What is the placenta?

The placenta is a temporary endocrine organ that your body grows when you become pregnant – it delivers nutrients and oxygen to your baby through the umbilical cord during pregnancy. Encapsulation is the practice of dehydrating the placenta and grinding it into a fine powder placed inside clear empty capsules. These pills are consumed by the mother during the postpartum period.

Why would you want to consume your placenta?

Unfortunately, scientific data on the benefits of placenta encapsulation is scarce – more large studies are needed. However, the anecdotal evidence from women who have done it is overwhelmingly positive for postpartum healing. Your placenta contains iron and other trace minerals as well as a variety of natural hormones, and because of this, some of the benefits reported are:

  • Restoration of iron levels in the blood
  • Increase in milk production
  • Increased energy
  • Increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps the uterus return to normal size and encourages bonding with the infant
  • Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone
  • Decrease in postpartum mood disorders

Your placenta has already done an amazing job at sustaining your baby all this time – why not take full advantage of its healing magic?  

Price: $300

Includes pickup of placenta at your birthing location and delivery of capsules to your home, as well as an umbilical cord keepsake and canvas print of your placenta. A $25 travel fee may apply to those outside of the immediate service area. 

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