PLACENTA PREPARATION SERVICES
A practice known as placentophagy is believed to be a way to re-consume nutrients and hormones that would otherwise be lost during the birthing process. Almost all mammals consume their placenta after giving birth. While there are many theories about why this is so, studies have shown that there are nutrients and hormones present in a placenta. While most mammals consume it raw, we humans have the ability to cook it, dehydrate it and place it into capsules that are easy to take.
While we cannot guarantee these results, many mothers and studies report the following benefits.
Reduction of postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’.
Replenishing your iron from blood loss during birth and to prevent postpartum anemia.
A consistent flow of oxytocin long after your birth euphoria ends.
Providing the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply.
Stabilized ever changing hormones post birth.
Replenished B vitamins and energy that were used during the labor and birthing process.
How it works
You will want to bring an insulated cooler with you to the hospital. Let the staff know you plan to take your placenta home with you. Once you are discharged you can put your frozen placenta in the cooler and take it home.
When you are home and ready for service, you'll call the front desk to schedule pickup or begin in-home service.
Your capsules are usually delivered to your home within 48-72 hours.
BASIC PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION
Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the placenta after the birth, by drying it and placing it in capsules for the mother to consume. Includes pick up and drop off, basic encapsulation of your placenta and a dried cord keepsake (if poss.).
May add any items in the Well Rounded Placenta Package or Art Print à la carte.
In-Home Service available for an additional $50
Includes basic placenta encapsulation service, umbilical cord keepsake, placenta tincture for longer term use and placenta salve for topical healing.
Placenta tincture is made using dehydrated placenta powder and steeping it in a high proof alcohol for 6 weeks. Alcohol helps extract the nutrients and hormones present in the powder and can preserve it for many years. We recommend using your tincture when you begin to get your period back and feel like you need some hormone support or are worried about a drop in milk supply. It may also be used during times of trauma, transition, emotional stress, future periods or menopause.
Your placenta salve is not only infused with placenta but also herbs that are traditionally used for healing skin tissue. Placenta has long been used in skincare for its healing and restorative properties. There are a number of expensive anti-aging lotions and creams containing “sheep placenta extract” as the secret ingredient. Your own placenta is much more potent and completely safe to use topically when properly prepared.
*Pictured Cramp Relief Oil no longer available.*
PLACENTA ART PRINT
What a beautiful way to remember your postpartum experience! This one of a kind art print is made with your placenta using food-grade dye and set on high-quality watercolor paper. We can make it just about any color of the rainbow. Since food-grade dye was used during the process, you can add this on to any placenta preparation services.
OUR PLACENTA SPECIALISTS
Jazmyne Turner 510-517-7353
C'Erra Bell 619-776-6010
(Backup) Cora Williams 702-809-0464
All of our Specialists have the following qualifications to safely and professionally prepare your placenta.
Trained and Certified by Natural Healing Power of the Placenta, Jenny West, Albuquerque, NM -or- International Placenta & Postpartum Association (IPPA)
Clark County Food Safety Training Card
Annual recertification in Blood-borne Pathogens
Prepares each placenta according to strict OSHA standards for sanitation & safety
Any specialists in training, are under supervision and are mentored by a service provider that is certified.
*Members of our Placenta Specialist Team are independent contractors and not employees of WRM.