placenta encapsulation Services

The process of placenta encapsulation includes cleaning, steaming, dehydration, grinding, and putting into capsules. Throughout this process, OSHA standards and Blood Borne Pathogen protocols are followed. There is only one placenta processed at a time, and the space is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between clients. 

The Traditional Method of preparation includes steaming the placenta to an internal temperature of 160 degrees for at least 10 minutes. It is then sliced into small segments, and dehydrated for a minimum of 12 hours, however it often takes longer for the pieces to be appropriately dried for grinding. The segments are ground into a fine powder and placed into vegetarian capsules.

What are the Possible benefits of placenta encapsulation?

Postpartum Support

Are you looking for ways to have a faster postpartum recovery? Taking encapsulated placenta pills may potentially prevent feelings of postpartum fatigue by increasing your daily iron intake. Encapsulated placenta pills contain 24% of your recommended daily amount of iron [Gryder]

Increased Milk Supply

Taking Encapsulated Placenta pills can potentially increase your milk supply!

A study in 1918 found that weight gain in infants breast-fed exclusively by mothers having ingested desiccated placenta was faster than in the control group where placenta was not consumed [Hammet]. This same study found that after mother’s ingested placenta, the amount of protein and lactose in their breastmilk increased.

Improved mood in Postpartum

Taking encapsulated placenta pills could be a way of potentially boosting your mood during a trying transition.
A 2013 study found that women who ingested their placenta felt that they had improved postnatal mood, more energy, increased milk production, reduced bleeding and faster recovery [Selander] 

Contraindications for encapsulation

The following are some reasons why encapsulation would not be recommended:
– Active infection in the mother or baby during labor or immediately postpartum (GBS colonization is NOT contraindicated )
– Chorioamnionitis
– Smoking during pregnancy
– If the placenta goes to pathology (If your provider decides your placenta should go to pathology, you can ask them to only take a small piece from the placenta so that you can retain the rest for processing.)
– Cancer of the placenta

Placenta Service Packages

Below I have listed my current Placenta Encapsulation service packages and pricing.   Families who hire me as their placenta arts specialist are asked to pay a non-refundable  $50 down payment towards their full service price in order to book their services on my schedule as a placenta encapsulation client.   Full payment is due at the time I receive the placenta. 

  • Placenta Encapsulation – $280
  • Cord Keepsake (if possible) – $15
  • Placenta Tincture – $25
  • Canvas Placenta Print – $20

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Becoming a Placenta Arts Specialist Through APPA

As of December 2021, I am training with The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts as a future Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.  I am very much looking forward to being able to provide this service to my doula families and Oklahoman families. 

Below is a copy of my Blood Borne Pathogens Training certificate that I earned from the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts in February of 2022. This BBP training meets and exceeds OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 requirements so that I am knowledgeable on how to safely prepare my client’s placenta for encapsulation. 

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