Nearly every new mother can have the opportunity to experience a great postpartum naturally, by using one simple resource ~ the encapsulated placenta.

Let me help support your postpartum wellness with my Encapsulation Service in the Reno, Tahoe, Truckee and Carson areas.

The Benefits:

The 5 main benefits that women frequently report are that it may:

1) help with postpartum depression

2) speed healing

3) increase lactation

4) build back your blood supply and iron count

5) increase your energy

Here is everything you need to know about the Encapsulation process:

 

The Prep:

Let your OB or Midwife know that you want to Encapsulate - could be an item in your birth plan.

 

I recommend that you take 2 (1 gallon-size) ziplock bags with you to the hospital.  Have your OB (or nurse) put the placenta in the 1st bag, have your partner put ice in the 2nd bag. Then put the placenta bag in the ice bag.  Now it's double-bagged and on ice and will be good until I get there to pick it up (just make sure it stays on ice or refrigerated the whole time).

 

Sometimes, hospitals choose to put the placenta in their own plastic storage containers – that’s ok, just use your ziplock bags for ice bags.

 

*Tahoe Forest Hospital clients – let the nurses know of your desire to encapsulate your placenta and the nurses will save your placenta for you in their containers and their refrigerator – after they’ve taken their small piece to routinely be sent to the lab. 

 

The Pick-Up:

Put my number (775-721-9999) in your phone.

A labor heads-up text is always helpful.  :)

Then text or call when you have a placenta to be picked up.

 

If you have your baby between 8pm and 8am, just call or text the next morning (I don’t do middle of the night placenta pick-ups) :)  and I will make arrangements to pick it up from the birth location, a.s.a.p.  Just keep it refrigerated or on ice the whole time.  

 

The Safety:

I adhere to the strictest safety standards according to OSHA and the NV Safe Food Handlers’ protocols.  Because we need to adhere to meat protocols, the placenta must be kept on ice or refrigerated and the process must be started no later than 72 hours after the birth or it must be frozen to be safe for ingestion.                

I also treat your placenta and the process with the utmost respect, safety and professionalism. 

 

The Contraindications:

Please let me know if you have any blood borne, communicable diseases or infection such as Chorioamnionitis (a bacterial infection of the uterus and amniotic sac during pregnancy.)  If this infection is present at the time of birth, the placenta should not be encapsulated.

 

The Process (for Capsules):

The placenta is then very well-cleaned, steamed, dehydrated (at a low temp to preserve maximum nutrients), powdered and put into “0” vegetarian capsules.

Average time for process – 1 to 2 days.

 

The Process (for Raw):

Many women say that the Raw Method is a bit more effective and gives them more energy than the capsules, so, they prefer to have some from both methods.

 

After the placenta has been cleaned, but before the steaming process, the choicest portion is chosen to be cut into 14 thumbnail-size pieces to be individually frozen.  Each frozen ‘nugget’ can be added to a fruit smoothy each morning for a couple weeks, while mama takes the capsules at night

as well.

 

The Payment:

The basic Encapsulation fee is $175.

The Raw Method is an additional $10.

There is no extra travel fee to pick up and deliver to Truckee or Tahoe. 

I accept cash, check or card and don't require any payment until the capsules are delivered to you – at the very end when I also give you a dosage information sheet.

 

The Travel:

I do travel periodically, so when that happens, most people choose to have someone take the placenta home and put it in a freezer and I will do the encapsulation immediately when I get back.  If you opt to encapsulate and I'm not available, I am happy to give references of other Encapsulation Specialists.

 

The Next Step:

Contact me with questions or to confirm and I will put your information into my app that tracks due dates and then I’ll wait to hear from you.    

What is your phone number?

What is your due date?

What is your birthing location?

Who is your OB or Midwife?

 

The Other Services:

Be sure to take advantage of my other services too:

P.A.C.E. Course (Peaceful Arrival Childbirth Education)

Thrive With Essentials – free Essential Oils Continuing Education Series

My Smart Hands ~ Baby Sign Language Courses

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