Placenta Encapsulation FAQ

Q: Once I have made the decision to have my placenta encapsulated what do I do next?

A: Go to the Products and Services page and add the items you would like to the cart. Once you have added all the items select the View Cart button. This will have you complete all necessary information that I will need to perform your encapsulation and have you take care of payment. You will then receive an email confirming your order along with step-by-step instructions once you go into labor.

Q: Do you pick up the placenta from us or do we have to bring it to you?

A: I will pick up the placenta from you at the hospital within 15 hours from the time you deliver your baby. (This really depends on what time you deliver. If you deliver late in the evening or in the middle of the night I will pick it up the next day.)

Q: How do I get the capsules back from you?

A: I will return your capsules and any other items you have purchased back to you within 24-48 hours from the time I pick up the placenta. I will bring them to you either at the hospital or at your home.

Q: How will I know that the placenta you are returning to me is actually mine and not someone else’s?

A: I have several systems in place to ensure that you receive your own placenta back. I never have more than one placenta in process at a time. I label all of my items with your name as I start the placenta. It is very important to me to provide quality services to you. I promise this is a big deal to me. I would ask the same question and I treat everyone women’s placenta as if it were my own!

Q: How do I know that my placenta will be processed in a clean and sanitary environment and not exposed to others bodily fluids?

A: I go to great lengths to make sure my preparation area is very sterile. I use as many items as possible that are disposable so they are only used with one person’s placenta. The items I reuse are disinfected and then soaked in a highly concentrated bleach solution. I go to great measures to keep you protected. Not only do I have to protect you I have to protect my family as well so making sure everything is well sanitized is my number one priority!

Benefits of a Doula!

The benefits of having a doula are many. The following study shows that the presence of a doula positively impacts your birth experience.

Look closely at these amazing results!

50% reduction in cesarean rate
25% shorter labor
60% reduction in epidural requests
40% reduction in Pitocin use
30% reduction in analgesia use
40% reduction in forceps delivery

(These statistics appear in Mothering the Mother: How a Doula Can Help You Have a Shorter, Easier, and Healthier Birth by Klaus, Kennell, and Klaus (1993)