Compassionate Birth Services, LLC

Because We All Deserve A Good Beginning

Placenta Encapsulation

 

Fee: $200 

Contract is required. Half of the fee is due as a deposit, the other half is due when you receive your pills. Pick-up and delivery are free for those in the upper to mid-Valley areas. This package includes pills, cord keepsake, and placenta print (if desired). Typical turn-around-time is 24-48 hours. 


Ingestion of the placenta is believed to have many benefits for mothers. The hormones, proteins, and vitamins in the placenta may help in reducing baby-blues, increasing milk supply and nutrient content, increasing energy levels, decreasing after-birth pains, decreasing lochia flow, and may promote healing. Encapsulation is the process where the placenta is steamed, dried, ground, and placed into capsules.  This allows for the placenta to be used over the course of the first few months after birth. 

Traditional Steaming Method


It is the oldest-known and most commonly-used recipe for postpartum placenta preparation. The hallmark of this method is the steaming step. In theory, the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open empty space, which is considered very yin, or cold. Therefore, one way we can promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang energy, via heat. Yang energy is incorporated into the placenta using warming herbs in the water. The final result is a warming, townifying, and nourishing supplement for the postpartum mother.

 
 
 

Sanitation and preparation precautions are always used as per 

Texas DSHS and OSHA’s Blood-borne Pathogens Standards. 

 

The Process:


1). I start with rinsing the placenta of blood clots, removing the cord, and draining excess blood from the vessels. 

2).The placenta is steamed on each side over organic lemon, ginger, and chili pepper (these herbs are NOT added to the pills, they are in the water). 

3).The placenta is cut into thin strips.

4).The strips are placed into a dehydrator and dried. 

5). After it is dried, it is ground into a fine powder using a blender.

6). Once ground, the powder is placed into 00 capsules, then into a mason jar. 

Understand that placenta encapsulation is not always possible. Certain high-risk pregnancies, blood-borne diseases, STD's, and bacterial infections make it unsafe to process and consume. 

For more information call 530-966-1127