Placenta Encapsulation & Tincture

What is placenta encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the process of steaming and dehydrating the placenta to be ground into a fine powder and placed into capsules. 

Some people have reported:

  • Increased energy

  • Increased healing time

  • Lower rates of postpartum depression

  • Regulated milk supply

  • Increased comfort in the early postpartum days

  • Decrease in uterine cramping

Packages

Placenta Encapsulation Only - $200

  • Pick up within one hour of the birth and drop off at your home

  • Transport in a cooler with ice

  • Includes umbilical keepsake and placenta print

  • 24-48 hour turn around

  • $50 discount for doula clients, Birth House clients and New Day Midwifery Clients

Tincture Only - $85

  • Pick up within one hour of the birth and drop off at your home

  • Transport in a cooler with ice

  • Includes umbilical keepsake and placenta prints

  • A meeting to show you how to use your tincture

  • 6 week turn around

olympia-placenta-encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation, & Tincture - $250

  • Pick up within one hour of the birth and drop off at your home

  • Transport in a cooler with ice

  • Includes umbilical keepsake and placenta print

  • 24-48 hour turn around time for placenta encapsulation

  • 6 week turn around time for the tincture and homeopathic

  • A meeting to show you how to use your tincture

  • $50 discount for doula clients, Birth House clients and New Day Midwifery Clients

Aurora’s Training

  •  Placenta Encapsulation Training - IPPA

  • Placenta Encapsulation Workshop – Big Belly Services

  •  Washington State Food Worker Course 

  •  Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists – Biologix Solutions 

The Process

The placenta is picked up and transported in a cooler. The preparation area, is cleaned and sanitized and all equipment use is given a ten minute bleach soak, rinsed and then dried. The placenta is then steamed until the middle is 160° per food safety standards. The placenta is then dehydrated for 6-12 hours, ground and then placed in “0” capsules and delivered to you.

Equipment is then sanitized with head and bleach again, then put away until it is time for the next placenta.

Traditional Chinese medicine VS Raw Method

Not sure which you should choose? Neither!

Placenta encapsulation is often referred to as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) because of the processes used in encapsulation look very similar to traditional postpartum foods served in China, Korea, and Vietnam. After extensive research through the Journals of Chinese Medicine I found that there was no mention of placenta encapsulation. The only mention of placenta that I found was not for maternal use, but for treating ailments and often sold to strangers by TCM practitioners. In addition to this, I choose not to classify my version of placenta encapsulation as TCM since I am not Chinese or a TCM practitioner.

Raw encapsulation is when the placenta is dehydrated at 118° or less. The belief is that cooking it will diminish the nutrition properties in the placenta and that raw is closer to nature. Due to a secondary GBS infection of an infant who’s parent had her placenta encapsulated, I do not offer raw encapsulation.

Each placenta is encapsulated to the same strict standard as the one before it steaming and dehydrating at 160°. This preserves the safety of the placenta, prevents bacterial growth and provides my clients with the ability to safely take their placenta in the form of a capsule.

How do we get started?

If you have more questions, please contact Aurora for phone consultation.

If you would like to set up your placenta encapsulation now click here.

Reasons not to encapsulate your placenta

  • You do not feel drawn to it

  • You have a uterine infection

  • You are HIV positive or have other bloodborne pathogens