Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby(ies) and dehydrating it to then be ground and placed into capsules for the mother to ingest as she sees fit. The ingestion of the placenta is known as “placentophagy.”

Placenta encapsulation is just one of the additional services we offer at Barefoot Birth. When people hear about placenta encapsulation there are typically three kinds of responses. "Yes, I want to", "No, nope, not interested," and then the maybes. If you're already on board, awesome. If you are like "heck no!" that's okay too. Consuming your placenta is a very personal choice and it's okay if you don't want to.

Now, if you're in the maybe zone I'll tell you to do as much research as you can and trust your instincts. If you have questions we are here to answer them. It's also a good time to mention that your doula should not be convincing you to make a particular choice either way. Doulas are here to provide evidence based factual information and to help guide and support you in YOUR decisions.

What are the benefits of placenta consumption?

- Help replace essential amino acids, fats, and iron lost during childbirth
- Help balance postpartum moods and decrease risk of postpartum depression
- Boost energy and aid in faster, more enjoyable postpartum recovery
- Help increase milk supply for breastfeeding mothers

 

This is my 3rd child but 1st time having my placenta encapsulated. I wish I would have done it with all my kids. I have so much more energy postpartum than I did with my first two.
— Charnitra Barnett

We offer a variety of other placenta services. These can be an "add on" or we can make a personalized package just for you with the services you'd like. Included in all services is pick up from your birthing location (home, birth center, or hospital) and drop off at your home when completed. We provide instructions for dosage and continuous support if you have any questions that come up. Everyone here at Barefoot Birth is OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) trained and certified. We follow safe handling guidelines and take safety and precautions seriously. You will want to be sure your encapsulator has proper training and should be cautious if they are charging way less than the industry standard. Ask questions. Be informed.

We offer:                                                                                                                                                                                           -Encapsulation (Raw and Traditional Chinese Method)   
-Fresh Fruit & Placenta Smoothie
-Art prints & Cord Keepsake
-Chocolates
-Tinctures
-Salves

 

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I had Brandi encapsulate my placenta and she did a fantastic job. I am a baby when it comes to pills and she went out of her way to make smaller capsules for me. She also made a beautiful heart shaped keepsake for me out of the umbilical cord. I would recommend Brandi to anyone having a baby, she is so personable and really cares about your opinion. I will be reaching out to Brandi when I’m ready for baby number two!
— Elizabeth Glasscock
This was my second child but my first time doing the placenta encapsulation. I didn’t know anything about it with my first child. I had a hospital birth they literally just tossed it out. This time around Brandi introduced me to the birthing center in which supports natural deliveries. She educated me on the encapsulation process and the benefits of it. I wanted to do anything to help me out naturally. I contacted Brandi as soon as I had the baby and she picked up the placenta within hours and started the process. It was a very quick turnaround time and she even included a keepsake umbilical cord that spelled out the word “ LOVE” I absolutely loved the care and time she took to ensure that I received the pills and more! She offered me wonderful advice and was very professional. I feel like I can call on her with any concerns or questions and she would be very supportive and helpful. If I have another baby in the future I will most definitely being using her to encapsulate again! I appreciate her so much and would also recommend everyone I know to her.
— Tiffany Bowman

If you're interested in these services call us at 813.515.0825 or check out http://barefootbirth.com/placenta-ritual/.

Now, if you've read all this (and more!) and still can't deal with the idea of placenta encapsulation or maybe just don't care for it check out Barefoot Herbals for other herbal remedies that can help you postpartum. Jenn is amazing and can create a tincture personalized just for you!