Benefits of Encapsulation
Placenta consumption is quite common in other cultures around the world. It is said to help:
How Long Does The Process Take?
The encapsulation is two day process. Day one involves getting the placenta ready for dehydration and then it must dehydrate for 12-24 hours. Day 2 involves grinding the placenta and placing it capsules. I also use vegetarian capsules for those who prefer to not consume animal based products.
In your home: We can wait until you are home from the hospital or I can begin the process right after birth. Both days the process takes approximately 1-2 hours. Each day your kitchen will be throughly sanitized according to OSHA protocols. I do use a bleach solution as required by my bloodborne pathogens training. I bring everything to you! I will just need access to the sink, stove, cleared countertop space and an outlet.
In my home: I can pick up the placenta within the first 24 hours (usually sooner) following the birth and complete the same process, including sanitation in my home. The prepared capsules will be returned to you in your home within 24-72 hours after pickup and we will complete a brief postpartum visit.
Methods of Encapsulation
Encapsulation can be done in one of two ways. If you need help deciding which is best for you, please contact me! Preparation can also be done half/half.
The placenta is dehydrated without draining of blood or steaming. The benefit of this method is that the nutritional value of the placenta (iron and other nutrients, as well as hormones) may be more likely to be preserved since there is less processing. The raw method seems to produce more of a stimulating effect. Raw food activists believe that steaming the placenta destroys some of the essential nutrients. Using this option provides a burst of energy upfront and great hormone stabilization. It is really personal preference as to which method should be used.
The placenta is drained of blood, steamed with ginger and lemon, dehydrated for approximately 12-24 hours, then encapsulated. The benefit of this method is that it relies on the age-old wisdom of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Women report a balancing effect when consuming TCM-prepared capsules. Some people know if they have a low tolerance to hormonal changes and in that case TCM would be best suited for them.
5-7 pieces for smoothies
Raw Placenta Smoothie
Your favorite ingredients and blender are brought to your birthplace and prepared immediately. The benefit of the smoothie is that it provides a quick pick me up. It may help you feel more balanced while waiting for the encapsulation to be completed. You won't even know it has a piece of your placenta!
Dehydrated placenta is placed in a 2oz dropper bottle of 100% proof Vodka. This is a great way to savor the benefits of placenta's healing powers and prolong your placenta medicine. Tinctures can be used in times of stress and anxiety or when you start your cycle after baby. You can save the tincture for years to come and wait to use it for menopause!
~Hali really went above and beyond in her placenta encapsulation services. I experienced a severe hemorrhage after the birth of my baby, and Hali not only came to the hospital to pick up my placenta but came back the very next day with a fresh smoothie for me. This additional trip was not a part of our contract. I truly believe that having this extra boost, so soon after the birth, helped me to recover quicker. Hali also provided encapsulation services for me. She was extremely professional and knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. I would recommend Hali in a heartbeat! I think the smoothie and capsules she provided helped me recover from my birth, brought me increased energy, and aided with my milk supply- I couldn't ask for more!~
~I would recommended Hali to friends.~
~I really believe that placenta consumption helped me heal quicker and assisted in boosting my milk supply. I would recommend to any pregnant friend or family member.~
I completed the OSHA cleanliness and safety protocols for encapsulators course and am trained through Tranquil Transitions.
*This service has not been evaluated by the FDA. The services offered are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using capsules