Placenta encapsulation service ($300) by a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (PBi) encapsulating in your home or my home office since 2010.
You may yield about 95-200 pills with any given placenta and receive them in a clearly labeled jar complete with instructions and my on-call number. I pick up from the hospital directly (I serve most in the DC/VA/MD area) after birth and can have your pills to you the very next day. You have the option to drop if off and pick it up from mine as well. Should you prefer to participate in the process we can coordinate to encapsulate at yours soon after delivery. A cesarean(planned or unplanned) does not prevent you from encapsulating your placenta! All the more reason to reap the benefits of encapsulation, please call me in the prenatal time to discuss this.
$50 Non-refundable retainer fee so that you may be placed in my calendar and so that you may be accountable for your placenta – due at signing
$200 Balance – due at first session/drop off in the home office setting
$250 Balance – due at first session/upon arrival at your home
If interested, smoothie preparation (raw placed in ice cube trays) is always included upon request
I waive the retainer fee for my repeats, doula clients, and birth-assistant clients
Barring a birth, I have an extraordinarily quick turn-around time, and like to prepare your placenta as soon as possible after birth by keeping a constant communication as I do my birthing clients, just ask!
I love every opportunity to connect with families in the time surrounding their recent birth experience. Our modern culture has pulled us away from the support we would normally have in our villages with our sisters, mothers, and close loved ones. Part of the joy I find in helping a mother with placenta encapsulation is spending even the smallest amount of time with her in the postpartum, listening to her, reaffirming her inner wisdom and parenting skills. I have experience with many placentas as it correlates to my intimate time in birth work over the years. I am a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through PBi, where we explore, study, and respond to several course modules, hundreds of study hours, and an examination in placentophagy research. I enjoy maintaining my certification in use with the standards of practice and strict code of ethics that PBi esteems. I encapsulate by way of several methods (I don't however, use any herbs in the TCM process unless requested) and always offer informed consent for the families preferred method. No judgement here, similar to my birthing philosophy I know parents are capable of reading for themselves and after sharing my own anecdotal information in addition to the PBi TCM Methodology there is no single "right" way. I hold a current Food Safety Certification in all three states I serve in (District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland). I follow OSHA standards sucessfully completing a Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) course annually in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. I have passed the Learntoserve Food Safety Handling and Management Course. I put a lot of time and effort in to my education and professionalism so that I can provide you with the most recent research and information available and answer any questions you may have before/during your pregnancy/and most certainly during your postpartum time.
I consistently see the benefit of placenta ingestion in my daily birth work, being lucky enough to support women in their childbearing year. The traditional healing, strengthening, and balancing qualities are witnessed through my doula practice, my previous senior midwife's practice, and after the birth of both of my children with support from my own doula, dear friend, and colleague, McKenzie Casad when we connected in 2008. I currently operate as a volunteer for the PBi organization and though I’ve prepared placenta on my own for families in various ways and encourage mothers and families to prepare it on their own and/or explore other options for ingestion should they not desire encapsulation. I am greatful for the compilations, the ongoing research, the network, and most certainly the mainstreaming that Jodi and the PBi organization has done for our communities that wouldn't have otherwise considered placenta ingestion. It is an excellent organization kept together by volunteers and I have only seen the utmost integrity. Jenny West has a great book and now there are so many resources and offerings online! Contact me about any additional data that I may have....If you have any interest in a mentor or are planning to prepare placenta for yourself after your birth feel free to call me.
Please contact me to send you my latest waiver and intake form for placenta encapsulation. You may mail personal checks to me with your paperwork or use the Paypal buttons below.
Thanks for your quick and thorough encapsulation services again! I tried the smoothies this time and really believe in their effects. I love sharing the benefits of placenta ingestion with all of my mainstream mom-friends. Thanks for all of the postnatal support! - Carol
Striking difference between my first 2 postpartum experiences and this one with your pills, and THANK YOU for being a great resource. I am thankful to have found this "naturally" free resource as well! -Kimberly P.
I appreciated the smoothies that first week, and am thankful that I never hit rock bottom and had a safety of pills to rely on when my period came back! -Cherie J.
I hope your doing great! I am doing wonderful thanks to you! I am just enjoying my sweet baby girl. It's been almost 5 weeks since birth and I feel great(other than being tired). Emotionally I havent had any baby blues. I could definitely tell a difference between the raw pieces and the encap...to me the raw effects seemed more noticeable than the pills..So next pregnancy I will probably do raw smoothies, just because I could totally tell the raw was more effective. But I am sold with consuming placentas, I think it amazing!! Thanks so much! -J.S.