FAQ’s

General FAQ’s

What is placenta
The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply. The word placenta comes from the Latin word for cake, in reference to it’s round, flat appearance in the humans placenta.
What is placentophagia?
Placentophagia is the process of a new mother consuming her placenta postpartum by either eating the placenta raw, cooked, in capsule form or drinking the juices from the placenta once it is cooked.
What is placenta encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation is the act of preparing placenta to where the final form is powder. Then, the placenta powder is put into a capsule so that the woman can consume it like a vitamin. There are 2 methods of preparation; RAW and Tradition Chinese Medicine.
What is the RAW method?
The RAW food community strongly believe that heating the placenta diminishes it’s nutritional value, so heating (cooking/steaming) is skipped and placenta goes straight into the dehydrator. This method provides an increase in energy immediately and is a wonderful hormone stabilizer.
What is TCM method?
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) this method of preparing placenta by cleaning, gently warming by steaming with slices of ginger, then dehydrating and finally putting placenta into capsules. Using this method of encapsulation is believed to bring healing and warmth back to the woman.
How is waste filtered out of the placenta?
The placenta is not a filter that traps what it can’t pass to the baby, like an air filter. Baby waste and other things that baby can’t use are sent back to the mother through the placenta and her body disposes of it like any other waste in her body. If the placenta held onto everything, it would be a health hazard after nine months! There are substances that the placenta can not dispose of such a heavy metals. If a mother smokes cigarette during the pregnancy this causes a build up of heavy metal in the placenta making it unsafe to consume.

Benefits FAQ’s

What are the benefits of placenta consumption?
Prevents and lessens the risk of postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’, replenishes iron, lends a consistent flow of oxytocin, provides the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply, stabilizes ever changing hormones post birth, replenishes your B vitamins and energy lost during birthing, protects from infection and bleeding due to retained placenta tissue or membranes and offer natural pain relief. Your placenta is a perfect medicine that your body made especially for you. No doctor could prescribe a prescription, vitamin, or herbal supplement more perfect then your placenta.

What 3 main hormones and chemicals contained in the placenta help the mother postpartum?

1. Oxytocin: helps bonding, pain reliever, and helps with milk ejection and supply
2. HPL (Human Placenta Lactogen): promotes the production of prolactin in the mother
3. POEF (Placenta Opioid Enhancing Factor): Pain reliever

What are the baby blues?
Baby blues are caused by an extreme change in a woman’s body after having a baby. While pregnant a woman’s body is producing many hormones that otherwise would not be, as soon as the woman has the baby the body abruptly stops producing those hormones causing a drop in hormonal levels. It’s a mild depression lasting a few hours, a few days, or even a few weeks. About 50% of woman that give birth experience baby blues. Symptoms can consist of feeling emotionally unstable ( i.e. crying, feeling mildly anxious and tense, feeling worried and not being able to sleep).
What is postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression is the feeling of extreme sadness, feeling hopeless, and even worthlessness. Postpartum depression may also cause you to have difficulties caring for and bonding with your baby. The cause for PPD can be a combination of hormonal, biochemical, environmental, psychological, and genetic factors. Postpartum depression can last weeks up to years.

Service & Product FAQ's

What does the package include?
A prenatal consultation, placenta pick up at the hospital, birth center or your home, a placenta print, cord keepsake, your placenta capsules, placenta delivery to the hospital or your home, 2 phone call check ins and a Life time of support. If you have any questions or concerns you can call any time. I know what it’s like to be a new mom, so if you ever need someone to talk to…I’m here for you!
What is the salve?
Salve or balm is made with placenta and many herbs and oils providing healing to a c-section scar, hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, cracked or blistered nipples, eczema, sun burn, diaper rash, skin irritation and more. Salve is a super healing, natural triple antibiotic ointment!
What is tincture?
Tincture is a fermentation process, by putting a piece of placenta in greater than 100 proof alcohol and let to ferment for up to 6months the placenta becomes a part of the alcohol. This process allows preservation of the placenta so that it can be used for menopause, any hormonal transitions and for girls menstrual cycle.
What is the RAW placenta smoothie pack and what are its benefits?
A RAW placenta smoothie is a small piece of your raw placenta with your choice of organic fruits vacuumed sac. When you are ready to make a smoothie you put placenta and fruit into the blender and BAM!!!….you got a smoothie. This will provide you with a turbo boost of energy along with all the placenta benefits.
How many capsules does an average placenta yeild?
A placenta can yield 75-200 capsules….this depends on the size of your placenta and whether the amniotic sac is included. On average, a regular size placenta yields 150 capsules.
How long will I have to wait for my placenta to be returned to me?
I will have your placenta back to you within 24-48 hours once it’s in my possession. Since I exclusively dedicate myself to encapsulating placenta, this allows me to return it back to you very quickly. My mission as being your placenta encapsulator is for baby blue nor postpartum depression to be a factor in your postpartum recovery. I want you feeling good as soon as possible.
Do you offer other placenta services?
Yes!…..You can request tincture, salves/balm/ointment, placenta smoothie/smoothie packs/raw placenta packs, and we make dream catchers out of your baby’s umbilical cord.
How can I get started?
First step is to set up our prenatal consultation, to do so please call, text or email. Please visit our contact us page
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes we do!……because they always make a great baby shower gift.