Placenta Encapsulation Services
What is placenta encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation is the process of turning the placenta into medicine for the mother after the birth. The method of encapsulation I follow is the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approach. Using this approach, warming herbs (ginger and hot peppers) are added to the placenta to bring heat back to the body, because in Chinese Medicine the idea is that heat is lost at the time of birth. While placenta medicine has been used in Chinese Medicine for centuries, it wasn't until the 1980s that an American midwife, Raven Lang, who also studied TCM, introduced this practice to American midwives at a conference. I offer placenta encapsulation to my midwifery clients who are interested and to people having their babies elsewhere who are interested in this service. I will pick up the placenta wherever you have your baby and return the medicine to you within 24-72 hours.
What Clients are saying:
"Thank you for encapsulating my placenta. Wow - you turned it around quickly! And I feel like it has truly helped to speed along my recovery. I have been much less of a mental patient in the early postpartum days than I was after my first birth, and I'm feeling stronger." -Nora
Catherine has completed an OSHA-approved 'Bloodborne Pathogens for Placental Encapsulation Professionals' course, follows OSHA safety standards when handling placentas, and sterilizes all equipment used before and after each use.
How much do placenta pills cost?
Placenta medicine costs $250. This includes picking up the placenta at your home, at the birth center, or at the hospital, encapsulating your placenta, and delivering it back to you at home a couple days later. For midwifery clients who are in our care for their home birth, we charge $200.
What are the benefits of placenta encapsulation?
Placenta medicine can help with:
-Baby Blues/Preventing Postpartum
-General Postpartum Recovery
-Increasing Milk Supply
Contact Catherine to request Placenta Encapsulation services or ask any questions you may have!