What are the benefits of Placenta Encapsulation?
As placenta encapsulation is becoming more acceptable in the United States, more women are choosing to have their placentas encapsulated. There are reports that placenta consumption has many health benefits for new moms. Some of the health benefits reported by women include:
Increased breastmilk supply
Boosts the immune system
Stops postpartum bleeding sooner
Assists in shrinking the uterus back to pre-pregnancy size
Alleviates and may prevent postpartum depression and anxiety
What does Placenta Encapsulation cost?
The cost for standard Placenta Encapsulation is $200. There are additional fees for optional add-on services such as placenta tincture and placenta print. The best way to find out the full cost based on what you want is to contact me for a free consultation.
How do I get you my placenta?
Prior to going into labor, arrange for someone to contact me when you are in labor and again following the birth of the baby. This will notify me first to be on stand-by, and then when I can come pick up your placenta. You will also need to make sure to sign any necessary release forms with your care provider prior to your arrival for the release of your placenta. To make sure your placenta is kept fresh before pick-up, it can stay at room temperature for 3-4 hours before refrigeration is required.
How many capsules can I expect?
I cannot guarantee the number of capsules or frozen cubes (for smoothies) you receive. This is based solely on the size of your placenta. The average number ranges from 80-120.
How long will it be until I get my capsules?
The process to prepare the placenta is approximately 2-3 days. Once the capsules are ready, you will be contacted to arrange pick-up/drop-off.
Can I still encapsulate my placenta if I have a C-section or medication?
Absolutely! If you have a C-section, let your nurse know that you plan to keep your placenta so that it does not go to pathology and instead, ask that they package it up for you. With medication, the general rule is that it is safe to have during pregnancy, then it is safe for placenta encapsulation.
Where do you provide services?
I serve women and families within 30 miles of Zeeland, MI. However, I can serve families outside this area if you feel I am the best fit for your needs (note that there will be a travel fee added on to your services).