Placenta Encapsulation in Charlotte, NC

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What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation has steadily increased in popularity since the 1960s, however, it isn't anything new. Human placentophagy, or eating placentas post-birth, can be documented back to 1902 and is often associated with a wide variety of natural health benefits. Although some parents swear by eating raw placenta, we steam and dehydrate them before grinding them and putting them into an easy-to-swallow capsule.

Our highly valued encapsulation service is done in the convenience and privacy of your kitchen by a highly-trained and qualified postpartum placenta specialist.
We understand how overwhelming having a newborn baby (or babies) can be, so we want you to relax and feel as comfortable as possible. As a bonus, we'll even clean your kitchen while you rest or spend time with your baby! Although technically, we scrub and sanitize your kitchen before and after for your safety, a clean kitchen is always nice.
Our process takes four hours to complete over two days—two hours on day one and two hours on day two. Once your placenta capsules are ready, we will provide you with detailed instructions and general guidelines for your placenta consumption.

How does Placenta Encapsulation Work?

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Birth doula & postpartum care clients get $100 off placenta encapsulation services.

Placenta Encapsulation: $400

Placenta Encapsulation + Tincture: $450


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do mothers encapsulate their placenta?

Let's be very honest here. When you first heard about someone eating their placenta, it probably sounded bizarre, right? We get it. Many new mothers, however, have significantly benefited from ingesting their placenta. It's worth mentioning that everybody is different, and not all women experience the same things in the same way.

In 2013 the Human Maternal Placentophagy: A Survey of Self Reported Motivations and Experiences surveyed women who chose to consume their placenta and, most importantly, why they chose this alternative method. The results found that 75% had a notably positive experience, and 97% would do it again with their next pregnancy. The potential benefits of placenta encapsulation are:
  • Balanced hormones
  • Increased energy levels
  • Increased milk supply
  • Reduced risk of postpartum depression
  • Quicker physical postpartum recovery

Where is the scientific evidence supporting placenta encapsulation?

You won't find much if you look for evidence-based research on placenta encapsulation. You will, however, find plenty of anecdotal information. There are thousands of years of anecdotal information traced back to traditional Chinese medicine. At that time and even today, placenta eating was considered a balancing, warming and healing herb to help aid a variety of ailments.

Will the hospital allow me to keep my placenta?

Over the past several years, women who have chosen to encapsulate their placenta have grown and have caught the medical community's attention. Twenty years ago, if you were to tell your nurse, "I want to keep my placenta," you may have gotten some pushback. Today, however, it's nothing new to them. They will package it up for you, so all you would need to do is place it on ice in your cooler.

Why would I want my placenta encapsulated in my home and not yours?

This is a question we get a lot!

First, processing your placenta in your home ensures that the placenta being encapsulated is indeed yours and not accidentally swapped.

Also, it allows you to participate in what we are doing (if you want anyway). You can see your placenta, touch your placenta and take pictures. We welcome you to join but understand if you would rather hang out in another room. We don't mind, either way.

Another reason we think it's vital to process your placenta in your home and not ours is that you know your home environment. You might not know mine. So, for example, even though I consider myself a very tidy person, I have a dog and three kids, and I don't think you want my germs near your placenta when encapsulated. 

How does this work? Please walk me through the encapsulation process.

When you hire your postpartum placenta specialist, we will provide you with detailed information and a safety transport kit. Then, towards the end of your pregnancy, we will stay in touch and ensure you have all the information you need and all your questions answered.

Once you deliver your baby, we will come to your home whenever you are ready. Some moms like to have their capsules right away, while others rather wait until they get home from the hospital. Either way, just let us know what you prefer. Placenta encapsulation typically starts around 24 hours after delivery.

We'll bring all the supplies and equipment we need on day one. First, we'll start by sanitizing our workspace and putting on our protective covering. Next, your placenta will be cleaned and steamed to reduce the risk of any surface bacteria that may have come in contact with the placenta during birth. Then we'll slice and dehydrate your placenta, leaving it on your counter overnight. Don't worry; we won't leave you a mess! We'll clean up after ourselves and take everything away with us.

On day two, we will clean and sanitize our workspace (your kitchen) again and dress in our protective covering. Then, we'll grind your dried placenta into a powder form and place it in placenta capsules. You'll also receive detailed placenta consumption guidelines and the chance to have any questions to have answered.

How many placenta capsules will I get?

Unfortunately, we can't guarantee how many capsules you'll get because the size of your placenta determines the amount. However, most mothers can yield anywhere from 60 to 200 placenta pills.

I'm worried the smell might be too much. Does it stink?

We don't think it's stinky, and our clients haven't noticed a foul odor either. We make sure to add fresh lemon and ginger to our steaming pot to avoid any unwanted smells.

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