The amazing placenta nourishes the baby for months and, once the baby is born, it can nourish and restore the mother’s system as well!

Below are a few of the benefits to placenta encapsulation:

  • Hormone balancing
  • Overall energy increasing and lowering of possible iron deficiency
  • Aid in breast milk production
  • Prevent fatigue and assist with sleep issues
  • Prevent the “baby blues” and possibly help to treat Post-Partum Depression
  • Shorten postpartum recovery and length of bleeding in this period
  • The pills can also be kept to be used to ease symptoms of menopause

Who will be preparing the placenta?

The placenta encapsulation is performed by our Independent Placenta Service Providers (IPSP) – Edna Sperduto, also one of our doulas.  An IPSP is a trained professional with the skills and knowledge to transform placenta into beneficial medicine to be ingested by the mother.

Where is the encapsulation done?

The IPSP brings all the necessary equipment and supplies to your home – or any other space you designate – to safely prepare the placenta. The IPSP will sterilize the area initially and afterwards.  The total process usually takes 24 hours, broken up over two days. The first session typically lasts 2 – 3 hours. Then the placenta dehydrates overnight.  The next session last about 2 hours to encapsulate the placenta and clean up.

When will the placenta be prepared and how do we get the placenta home?

Once the baby and placenta are delivered the placenta needs to be safely transported to the family refrigerator or a predetermined out of home location. Much like birth, coordinating placenta preparation can be a bit unpredictable. The timing, location, and circumstances of placenta release is different for each delivery, and our placenta encapsulators are flexible and eager to work with you to determine the best course of action for your unique situation. The IPSP should be notified shortly after the birth so the best arrangements can be made for placenta preparation.

Bringing the placenta home from the hospital can sometimes be challenging; but, if the IPSP is contacted prior to the birth she can provide mom and partner with helpful resources regarding placenta encapsulation and resources for communicating with the hospital/birth center for the placenta’s release home.

Once the baby and placenta are delivered the placenta needs to be safely transported to the family refrigerator or a predetermined out of home location. The IPSP should be notified shortly after the birth so arrangements can be made for placenta preparation.

When and How do I arrange for these services?

To speak with an IPSP or make arrangements for placenta encapsulation services please contact us via email (info@birthfocus.com) or call anytime.  Once you’ve decided to move forward with this experience, please pay via PayPal below.  Your payment is proof of your agreement with the above procedures.

What is the fee and what does it include?

 

The package of $300 includes:

  • Phone/email support to answer any questions before birth and throughout the postpartum period
  • Placenta pills and umbilical keepsake
  • 20 min in-home consultation with postpartum doula to ensure ease of transition into parenting



Note: The information on this page has not been evaluated by the FDA. BirthFocus does not make medical treatment claims. Services provided are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who participate in these services are fully responsible for their own health and capsule usage.

Top 2 photos from left: Jaya Rose, 9/29/11, homebirth whose mother had her placenta encapsulated