What is Placenta Encapsulation (PE)?
The short version is --- Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby(ies) and dehydrating it to then be ground and placed into capsules for the mother to ingest as she sees fit. The ingestion of the placenta is known as “placentophagy.”
Is placenta ingestion cannibalism?
The simplest answer is, absolutely not.
Why Use Placenta Encapsulation or other services?
The purpose of placentophagy by the mother is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients to her body following labor and birth to help restore a more balanced body function, prevent “baby blues” and the more serious postpartum depression, increase breast-milk production, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide an over-all feeling of wellness to aid in the transition between pregnancy and the early postpartum period in the woman who has just given birth.
ENCAPSULATION ($300 basic service 24/7 pickup/dropoff)
There are five (5) options of placenta preparation.
TINCTURES $45 (16oz jar+ 2oz doser)
The tincture is made by soaking a small piece of fresh placenta in strong alcohol; it may be used after your capsules are gone by placing drops in a glass of water, similar to an herbal tincture. (6-week prep time)
Putting part of your placenta in tincture form is another way to stretch out its longevity. A small portion of placenta is added to >100 proof alcohol and set to ferment for 6 weeks. Some of the benefits include hormone stabilization in your postpartum cycles, less bleeding during those cycles, energy and for menopause years down the road. The female child can also benefit from placental tincture once she begins her menstruation cycles.
SALVES 2oz $25 4oz $40
A salve is also an option and will be included if you wish (additional cost).
The salve is a thick balm/cream made with a small amount of your placenta powder, coconut oil, beeswax and an essential oil for scent. Benefits of using the salve may include:
reduce the appearance of c-section scarring
reduce the appearance of stretch marks
heal sore or cracked nipples from breast feeding
reduce skin inflammation from eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
reduce the appearance of aging skin eg. lines, veins, sun-spots, wrinkles
reduce inflammation for babies with diaper rash or eczema
POST-BIRTH RECOVERY SHAKES $15
PLACENTA PRINTS (Natural and Color) $15-20
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