Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing your unique organ grown specifically during pregnancy, called the placenta, dehydrating it, and putting it in to capsules. Read further for the benefits and method's Elise uses for placenta encapsulation.
What are the benefits?
- Decreases risk of postpartum depression
- Helps to balance hormones changes
- Supports lactation
- Increases maternal energy
- Replenishes nutrient levels
- Increases libido
- Decreases postpartum bleeding
- Helps uterus return to pre-pregnancy size
- Decreases hair loss
These benefits of ingesting the placenta are supported by anecdotal evidence. Placenta consumption and evidence based studies have not been approved by the FDA.
What method is used?
Elise used The Raw Dehydration Method to encapsulate your placenta. This includes dehydrating it at ~120 degrees for approximately 24 hours. Once placenta is fully dehydrated, it is ground in to a fine powder and packed in to plant-based capsules.
How do I get my placenta to you?
Prior to birth, arrangements will need to be made for either Elise to pick up placenta from the place of birth or for someone to drop placenta off.
What if I am giving birth in a hospital?
Make sure to inform your care provider that you would like to keep your placenta, especially right after birth. The nurses will put your placenta in a safe container for you. Elise has a cooler to bring to the hospital if she is picking it up. Otherwise, you will need to bring a cooler to the hospital for transportation, which is the hospital's policy.
How do I handle or care for the placenta?
Make sure your placenta is put on ice or refrigerated within 3 hours of delivery. Once booked, detailed instructions for care will be given.
What if I am vegan or vegetarian?
All placentas are placed in plant-based gelatin capsules. All capsules are free of any animal based materials.
When will I get my capsules?
Elise typically dehydrates the placenta for 24 hours, which does not include the preparation and encapsulation of the placenta. Typical turn around is approximately 30-35 hours.
How much does it cost?
It is $250 to prepare and encapsulate your placenta using the Raw Dehydration Method. Payment is due upon pickup of placenta.
Elise is not a licensed medical professional. Elise is not able to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health condition. No specific benefits or effects are guaranteed. Benefits will vary from person to person. Many of the ascribed benefits are well supported by evidence based research, but none have been evaluated or approved by the FDA.
Contact Elise to book your placenta encapsulation!