Your Placenta – it’s not trash, it’s a treasure! So why not reap the benefits of it’s awesomeness?!
Even though you may have just heard about this weird thing people are doing, it has been practiced for thousands of years. And is practiced by almost every other mammal. Research has shown, and I have experienced first hand, the benefits of Placentophagy (ingesting the placenta). [Just to be clear, not just any ol’ placenta, but the one that you grew, mmmmk] Now that that has been established let’s talk about the benefits.
Mother’s who ingest their placenta tend to have more balanced hormones, increased breast milk supply, increased energy levels, and a feeling of overall well being. The placenta is a hormone factory; responsible for sustaining your baby while it grows in the womb. It contains ample vitamins and minerals that can aid in combatting depression, as well as being rich in iron levels and protein. It can also help diminish postpartum bleeding and increase wound healing. Sounds too good to be true for something that just comes out after your baby right?! Well, it’s true! Research on placentophagy is still in early stages, but with what has been tested already, what I have seen from it [with both myself, and students] and logic, all lead to the findings that it does a postpartum body (& mind) good.
Would you like to read testimonials? As well as my personal experience with encapsulation….? I thought so – here you go!
I had such an amazing experience with my "happy pills" and want to offer this awesomeness to everyone! That is why I decided to become an encapsulation specialist myself. I want new mamas to be able to enjoy their postpartum life, enjoy their new baby and not have to worry about healing, crazy emotions, lack of breastmilk, depression and fatigue, etc.
How do I opperate you ask - I perform placenta services out of my home and pick up from your birth place as soon after the birth as possible. My turn around time is less than 24 hours from pickup. After all the faster you have the goods, the faster you can start feeling your best!
**I operate under OSHA standards and have taken and passed Biologics blood pathogens course, in addition to having a current California food handlers permit. [As of now there are no government or state standards or guidelines for this service.] Encapsulating placentas is serious stuff. Let’s face it, whoever is providing this service needs to know what they are doing to keep both you and them safe 100% safe. For this reason I require STD blood work for all of my mothers so that you know that my equipment has never come into contact with these blood borne pathogens. I will not encapsulate without it. For this reason if you contact me last minute I will instruct you on properly storing your placenta until I receive documentation. *I do not encapsulate if the mother has a blood transmitted disease such as HIV or Hep B/C but would be more than happy to get you in touch with another specialist.
Get on the calendar and let’s get this pre postpartum party started! Send me a little note here. Then just put down your non-refundable deposit via PayPal. I will then email you back with my contract, and we will go from there!
The methods of encapsulation:
TRADITIONAL CHINESE METHOD(TCM) ENCAPSULATION: $250 ($225 for my Bradley students)
This method of preparation is the most popular and used widely around the world. It is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques, where the placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine, (because it is). TCM holds the placenta in high regard and those who consume it are thought to be ‘drinking from the fountain of youth’…now who doesn’t want that?! In this preparation the placenta is steamed lightly over organic lemon and ginger. The lemon is thought of as an antiseptic and to also help distribute the placenta throughout your entire body, while the ginger has warming properties and is a facilitator for energy and good blood flow. TCM is thought to have tonifying, healing and warming properties. If your placenta has been frozen, this is the method of choice. All capsules used are vegetarian and capsules do not contain any additives, just the placenta itself.
RAW METHOD ENCAPSULATION: $250 ($225 for my Bradley students)
This method of preparation skips the steaming process all together and your placenta is set for dehydration while still ‘raw’. This process is only used within the first 48 hours after birth to ensure freshness. Many Moms who desire to increase energy levels and milk production immediately postpartum choose Raw. Other indicators for choosing raw would be: long labor, postpartum hemorrhaging, or history of poor clotting. All capsules used are vegetarian and capsules do not contain any additives, just the placenta itself.
The add on's :
This add-on item is extremely popular because of it’s amazing versatility. Think of it as the ‘fountain of youth’ in a jar. Made from all organic ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, calendula and more, this lavish salve is infused with placenta powder and has calming, soothing and healing properties. This cream is perfect for face & body. Use it as a nipple cream, for hemorrhoids, perianal tearing, skin irritations, under eye cream or whatever else you may need it for! The salve can also be used on baby for diaper rash, eczema or other skin irritations. Now does this sound like a miracle cream or what?!
TINCTURE: $35 or 2 for $50
This has to be one of my all time favorite uses of the placenta! Talk about keeping the good times coming! A tincture is created with a couple of raw pieces of the placenta. They are then put in a glass 4oz. dropper bottle of 100-150 proof Gluten free alcohol. After 6 weeks the placenta is strained and the tincture is ready for use. Your tincture can be used when you need energy, times of transition and/or stress and hormone stabilization. Use for your returning menstrual cycle, or keep for menopause! The biological mother and daughter of the birthing mom can also benefit from the tincture as it has an almost indefinite shelf life if stored properly. Mom can also give to baby over 6 months for teething, stress or transition.
SMOOTHIE : $35
Didn’t want to eat it in lasagna? Ok then, you can drink it instead! A raw piece of your placenta is a great natural remedy for postpartum bleeding, works rapidly and often replaces pharmaceutical means of managing bleeding. It is also an immediate placenta pick me up with all of the minerals, hormones and nutrients fresh and intact. For this selection l cut very small raw pieces of the placenta and individually package them in wax paper. To use: make your favorite smoothie or juice recipe, unwrap the wax paper, toss in that placenta…and blend! It’s that easy. Mother’s report that the taste is unnoticeable and the benefits are amazing! With this method you will be supplied with 14 ‘smoothie pieces’. Meant to be taken twice a day for seven days.
Yes, that’s right…Placenta Art. Did things just get weird(er) for you? Don’t be afraid. It’s actually quite amazing and beautiful. What better way to remember and reflect on your baby’s time inside the womb than being reminded of it daily. (Depending on where you display it. ) Right? The print makes a great addition to nursery décor or as a sweet keepsake. The placenta and cord are documented in the print. If the cord is long enough I can spell out LOVE, or babies’ initials. It is paint free, created on acid free paper and laminated. I can also create the print on canvas with a sealant.
(Canvas prints upon request, and an additional $10).
CORD KEEPSAKE: $Free.99
Carlsbad Placenta Encapsulation/ Encinitas Placenta Encapsulation/ Purely Birth Placenta Encapsulation by Rachel Harris services the following cities: Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Del Mar, Leucadia, Cardiff, Carlmel Valley, Soloana Beach, San Elijo Hills, Olivenhain, Rancho Sante Fe, 4S Ranch, Scripps Ranch, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, and San Diego, CA.
Carlsbad Placenta Encapsulation/ Encinitas Placenta Encapsulation/ Purely Birth Placenta Encapsulation is available for the following hospitals: Palomar Hospital, Pomerado Hospital, Scripps Encinitas, Scripps La Jolla, Sharp Mary Birch, UCSD Medical Center, Kaiser Zion. Fallbrook Hospital, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton & TriCity Medical Center.
Carlsbad Placenta Encapsulation/ Encinitas Placenta Encapsulation/ Purely Birth Placenta Encapsulation is available for the following birth centers: Babies in Bloom Birth Center, Best Start Birth Center, Tree of Life Birth Center, UCSD Birth Center, and Babies by the Sea Birthing Center.
Purely Birth encapsulation services have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to prevent, treat or diagnose any disease, illness or symptoms. Clients understand that they are assuming all risks and benefits on their own profound belief of the placenta's healing and nutritional properties.