Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby. The ingestion of the placenta is known as “placentophagy.”
The claimed purpose of placentophagy is to reintroduce beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, and other nutrients to the mother's body following labor and birth to help restore a more balanced body function, increase breastmilk production, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide an overall feeling of wellness to aid in the transition between pregnancy and the early postpartum period. This is not a promise or guarantee that any or all of these benefits will occur.
I am not a physician and I am not able to diagnose, treat or prescribe for any health condition. Services and fees are for the preparation and encapsulation of your placenta, not for the sale of the pills.
Benefits of placentophagy are supported by ongoing research but have not been evaluated by the FDA. Benefits will vary from person to person, and no specific benefits or effects are promised. I can supply you with relevant research on placentophagy. It is your responsibility to determine whether using placenta preparations may be of benefit to you. Placenta services are not meant to be a replacement for medical advice or prescription medicines. If you are experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, low milk supply, or other medical concerns please speak to your midwife or doctor.
I have been trained by Carrie Kenner of Big Belly Birth Services, Birthing From Within and Doula Schoola. She is also a former senior instructor at Bastyr University.
Includes one form of placenta processing
Instructions on how to take your placenta
Pick up from birth place and drop off at your home
Analysis of your placenta and note of any interesting or exciting parts!
Included in the mermaid doula package, the acrylic painting is a painting done of your placenta. The actual placenta is pressed onto an art canvas board and then the print is allowed to dry. Laura then paints over the print, highlighting the umbilical cord, veins and arteries and any fascinating parts in different colors to match your baby's nursery, your home theme or any colors you can imagine!
Extra Placenta Processing
Your placenta processing includes one form - pills, tincture or raw. If you would like to add on another form of processing, to sample different ways in how it affects you!
Try all 3!
For only $100 more, you can sample all 3 types of placenta processing! Directly after birth, Laura will freeze together placenta smoothies for you to take for the first few days postpartum. Then you can take your pills, and starting at 6 weeks or more postpartum, you can take your tincture!