Placenta Pills- Are They Right for You?

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You’ve heard about placenta encapsulation. It’s the process of preparing the placenta to be ingested after birth- specifically putting it into pills. And you’re curious, but you’re not sure it’s right for you. Here are some things to consider:

Are you looking for an “insurance policy” for your recovery after baby?

It’s very normal to be a bit concerned about how you’ll adjust once your baby is born. If you’re a first time mom, you know that you’ll have new demands on your energy. Or perhaps with previous births, you’ve felt a bit out of sorts afterwards, and you want to feel better this time.

Clients that encapsulate their placentas are usually looking for a tool to help themselves feel better, faster. If you’re thinking ahead and want an extra boost, it’s worth considering.

Do you like the idea of natural supplements?

The process that I use, based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is intended to restore balance to the body. So if you’re open to holistic ways of caring for your health, this is right up your alley.

**Keep in mind, placenta capsules are not a substitute for visits with your OB or midwife. They are NOT intended to treat any medical conditions. So please, don’t skip your six week appointment or any other medical care.  


Are you interested in extra support during when your baby arrives?

One of the reasons processing in home is such a benefit to clients is that they get extra time with an expert, soon after their baby is born.

I prepare your placenta pills in your kitchen (with my own thoroughly sanitized supplies), usually within the first week of your baby’s birth. This is right around the time when you and baby are getting used to each other without the support of hospital staff.

So with every placenta client, I usually take a few minutes to act as a postpartum doula– making sure that you’re cared for and baby is adjusting well is a part of the in home service.

Do you want to keep up with the latest maternity trends?

Though perhaps still on the crunchier end of the spectrum, placenta encapsulation is becoming popular among new moms. Celebrities like Tamera Mowry and Khloe Kardashian have turned to placenta for their recovery after baby. And likely some women you know as well.

Placenta encapsulation is a thing that many people are doing, even if everyone isn’t talking about it.


Do you want to be sure that your placenta is treated with care, and respect?

Your placenta and your health are not to be treated lightly. So I took an in person training with impeccable standards and accountability. My certification organization requires that I maintain blood borne pathogen certification and follow strict protocols.

These protocols include requiring that my clients transport the placenta and processing takes place in their home. It removes chances for “mixups”. Your pills have only been exposed to your home environment, and you know exactly what you’re putting in your body.

I honor that you trust me with your placenta- you don’t get a do-over, so I make sure that it’s done right the first time.

Do you want an encapsulator who will be honest with you about the science?

Integrity is a huge part of my business. So I’ll be blunt– we do not know all of what is contained in a processed placenta. Research is ongoing, and has been for some time. But because encapsulators follow different methods, it will likely be a long time before I feel satisfied enough to tell clients what vitamins and minerals are in their pills (if I ever can). I don’t oversell this service, and I don’t guarantee benefits.

What we know is that many women say that they have more energy, sleep better, and feel better when taking placenta pills.

And Traditional Chinese Medicine has a long track record of using placenta as an herb successfully. And I know that my clients are getting a service held to the highest standards of care and safety.


For those that have encapsulated, what helped you decide?

If you have more questions about encapsulation, ask in the comments, or give me a call!

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