PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION The placenta is a powerful and sacred medicine... a ‘full of life force’ organ that offers many nutrients and benefits to a healing parent after birth.
PLACENTA ENCAPSULTION $250 (This service is currently only offered to birth clients.)
RAW METHOD Raw food activists believe that steaming the placenta destroys some of the essential nutrients. Using this option provides a burst of energy upfront and great hormone stabilization. The Raw method involves draining the placenta of excess blood, trimming of the membranes (or ‘sac’ which encases the baby), then after doing a ‘Tree of Life’ print and trimming off the cord to fashion into a keepsake, I slice the placenta into thin slices, put them in a dehydrator until they are crispy dry, put the dried pieces into a high power food processor, process it into a fine powder, then put the placenta powder into vegetarian capsules.
THIS SERVICE INCLUDES: – Pickup and drop off of your placenta within King & Pierce Counties. – Your placenta dried, ground and put into vegetarian capsules (usually yields between 100 – 200). – Information packet. – Placenta ‘Tree of life’ print. – Dried cord keepsake – heart or spiral shaped.
TCM (TRADITION CHINESE METHOD) The TCM of preparing the placenta is inspired by the Traditional Chinese Medicine method that involves cleaning the placenta, gently heating the placenta with lemon, cayenne pepper and fresh ginger and then dehydrating the placenta before it is put into capsules. Using this preparation is thought to bring out the placentas healing and tonifying properties. In the TCM theory, it is believed that the process of birth leaves the healing parent very yin or cold. One way to help this is to bring balance of yang energy or heat energy. We do this through the gentle steaming process along with the warming herbs. The placenta is not cooked so it retains all of its nutrients. The TCM method also provides a slow/ steady release of energy helping mom to stabilize in the postpartum period.
THIS SERVICE INCLUDES: – Pickup and drop off of your placenta within King & Pierce Counties. – Your placenta dried, prepared in the TCM-inspired style, ground and put into vegetarian capsules (usually yields between 80 – 160). – Placenta ‘Tree of life’ print. – Dried cord keepsake, heart or spiral shaped.
PLACENTA TINCTURE - $40 Putting part of your placenta in tincture form is another way to stretch out its longevity. A small portion of placenta is added to alcohol and steeped for 6 weeks. Some of the benefits may include hormone stabilization in your postpartum cycles, less bleeding during those cycles, energy and for menopause years down the road.
THE ENCAPSULATION PROCESS INCLUDES: - Thorough sanitization of work space and all equipment. Strict OSHA standards are observed. - Carefully rinsing and cleaning the placenta of extra blood, clots, or any debris. - Trimming the cord, which is dehydrated in as a birth keepsake. - Steaming the cleaned placenta for 20 minutes until it reaches the proper internal temperature. (for TCM only) - Slicing the placenta thinly. - Drying in a dehydrator that is reserved specifically for placentas. Time may vary from 18-24 hours. - Grinding the dehydrated strips into a fine powder in a grinder that completely disassembles for through sanitization and is reserved specifically for placentas. - Filling capsules with placenta powder, placing in containers and printing dosing instructions. - Sanitization of all equipment and work space. At Sound Awakening Doula, your safety is our top priority.
All placentas are processed in a completely sanitized work space. All of our equipment has been carefully chosen to completely disassemble and maintain the integrity of your placenta. I also maintain my schedule so that only 1 placenta is present at a time so you are guaranteed that it is your placenta your are getting back.
The most important nutrients found in rich supply in the placenta include: Stem Cells and Growth Factors. Iron – essential for oxygen absorption in the cells. Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies. Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells. Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding. Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) – responsible for reducing stress levels. Cytokines – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue.
Placenta remedies have been reported by healing parents to: Reduce post birth bleeding Quickly encourage a healthy milk supply Balance hormonal peaks and drops Reduce stress levels Prevent the baby blues and postnatal depression Boost energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep Improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails