Placenta encapsulation is a way to further support new mothers in the early postpartum period. The process includes dehydrating the placenta overnight, grinding it into a powder, and putting it in capsules. I’m certified with an OSHA compliant blood born pathogens training.
When you request the placenta encapsulation, I will come and collect the placenta from the hospital, birthing center or your home. I work out of her home and will return the placenta as soon as it’s ready (24-48 hours). Depending on size and weight of the placenta, you will receive 80-120 pills. The pills can be taken in the early postpartum period for as long as desired throughout the first year.
The placenta transports nutrients to the fetus during gestation, as well as producing and regulating hormones. Proponents believe that the placenta retains some of these substances after delivery, and that the consumption of the placenta by the mother can help her recover more quickly following childbirth by replenishing nutrients and hormones lost. Newly postpartum women can ingest their placentas, which benefits may include:
- vitamin B6 and B12
- prolactin (promotes lactation)
- $250 for placenta encapsulation
- $50 for placenta tincture
- $200 option- If a family member can drop off placenta and pick up processed placenta capsules.
I offer in-home support for new mamas and their families postpartum. Having extra support around after the birth can be a wonderful way to transition into your ‘new normal’. Care includes help with the baby and support breastfeeding. I also do light housekeeping, such as the never-ending laundry that needs to be done, dishes, and sweeping. I love to cook nutritious vegetarian food for the mama too. I believe that feeding the mama, is feeding the family. I like to make foods that help support the body after birth, such as warming soups and stews, hearty grains and vitamin-rich smoothies.
Three hour minimum per visit and a 3 visit minimum. I am available for more time as needed. Day time hours only.
Childbirth Education Classes
Offering private or small group in-home childbirth education classes. It can be hard to commit to 6 or 8 week class to learn about your upcoming birth and what to expect afterwards. That’s why I lead small group classes for 2 sessions that last 3 hours each. Learn about what to expect during labor, delivery and postpartum. We will discuss the stages of labor, how your partner can support you during labor and delivery, what different birth outcomes may look like. There will be time focusing on the postpartum period, also known as the 4th trimester.