Placenta Preparation

Almost all mammals consume the placenta after the birth of their young.  With humans being a mammal, there are some who prepare the placenta, dehydrate it and consume it, usually powdered and encapsulated.  

 

This practice is known as placentophagy.  It is believed to be a way to revitalize and reconsume nutrients that would otherwise be lost during the birthing process. 

Reported Benefits

  • Preventing and lessening the risk of postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’

  • Replenishing your iron from blood loss during birth and to prevent postpartum anemia

  • Lending you a consistent flow of oxytocin long after your birth euphoria ends

  • Providing the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply

  • To stabilize your ever changing hormones post birth

  • To replenish your B vitamins and energy that were used during the labor and birthing process

  • Protection from infection and bleeding due to retained placenta tissue or membranes

  • Offer natural pain relief from the labor and birth of the baby 

Well Rounded Placenta Package

Basic Placenta Capsules

Umbilical Cord Keepsake

Placenta Tincture

Placenta Salve

This package includes your basic Placenta Capsules for immediate postpartum use, plus a dried umbilical cord keepsake. The capsules are generally used for hormonal balancing, healthy milk supply and nutritional support.*

Your Placenta Tincture is ready in 6 weeks and will be shelf-stable for many years.  It may be used during times of trauma, transition, emotional stress, future periods or menopause.

Placenta has also long been used as an ingredient in skin products. Your Placenta Salve, is infused with healing herbs in olive oil, to be used topically on sore or cracked nipples, rashes, stretch marks, insect bites, scars, or any other skin ailment.  

SERVICE PRICE

$300 for pickup & delivery services

[Add-on +$50 for in-home service]

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Basic Placenta Encapsulation

This package includes your basic Placenta Capsules for immediate postpartum use, plus a dried keepsake umbilical cord. The capsules are generally used for hormonal balancing, healthy milk supply and nutritional support. An average placenta will yield 75-150 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta.  Capsules are shelf stable and will store safely for years.  In addition to immediate postpartum benefits, you may also save some for use when you experience PMS, low milk supply, decreased energy, or mood swings.  Capsules are best taken with a meal or mixed in a smoothie.*

SERVICE PRICE

$250 for pickup & delivery services

[Add-on +$50 for in-home service]

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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, outlined in ink and sealed with a clear coat of matte acrylic paint. I 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 of the above placenta services.

SERVICE PRICE

$35

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Safety When Consuming Placenta Products

I am currently working as a contractor with Well Rounded Momma for placenta services. Our team is dedicated to strict preparation protocols. Per food safety guidelines we do not offer raw prep for capsules, we steam, then dehydrate your placenta at 160°F for around 8 hours, testing for doneness before encapsulation. 

 

All bacteria (including GBS) begins to die at 55° C (131° F) for 30 minutes. Proper preparation at these temperatures ensure that no harmful bacteria are present in the final product.

Tinctures and Salves are made with dehydrated placenta and not raw product, to further ensure that there is no bacteria present.

Well Rounded Momma offers a fantastic FAQ section about placenta preparation.

WHEN IS IT NOT SAFE TO ENCAPSULATE?

If during labor or postpartum you experience any infection whatsoever, it is not appropriate to encapsulate and consume your placenta. In any of these cases, you would receive a full refund, minus a $50 reservation fee. Or, if you are able to bring your placenta home, I can still create a Placenta Art Print and/or Placenta Honoring service.

  • Placentas sent to pathology may be chemically contaminated.

  • If you or your baby have been treated for any 'active' infection, such as early onset GBS or Chorioamnionitis.

  • Placentas that have sat out longer than 4-5 hours at room temperature post birth with no preservation methods.

  • Placentas that have been in the refrigerator for more than 4-5 days without being frozen.

  • Heavy smoking during pregnancy

  • Heavy drug usage

  • Cancer of the placenta which is called choriocarcinoma.

MY PLACENTA TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

  • International Placenta & Postpartum Association (IPPA)

  • Trained under supervision by a certified placenta service provider at WRM, LLC

  • Sacred Postpartum Training 

  • Clark County Food Safety Training Card

  • Annual recertification in Blood-borne Pathogens

  • Prepares each placenta according to strict OSHA standards for sanitation & safety

* The Placenta Preparation team at WRM, LLC, are not licensed medical professionals and are not able to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health conditions.  Fees are for the service of preparation and encapsulation of your placenta, not for the sale of the capsules.   No specific benefits are promised.  Results will vary from person to person.  Many of the ascribed benefits are supported by reports from mothers themselves and evidence based on research; but none have been evaluated by the FDA.