Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What To Expect

Ideally, the placenta preparation takes place as soon as possible after delivery, within the first 72 hours, allowing you and baby to benefit from the most potency the placenta has to offer. The first two weeks are the most important and effective time to be taking the placenta, so, the sooner the better.
Directly after the birth, the placenta should be placed in an enclosed container (a plastic container or a bag) in the refrigerator or in a lunch size cooler with ice. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 72 hours.
Preferably the placenta is prepared in your home.  We adhere to the strictest standards of safety as set forth by OSHA and the EPA, and conforming to local health department guidelines for food preparation and safety protocols.  The preparation process is always done in a sterile environment, using sterile equipment, with love, respect and patience, giving you the greatest quality and care you can ask for.
We bring all the equipment needed for the process. The first visit we make to your home, taking about two hours, the placenta is prepared for drying, and it is then left there in the dehydrator for several hours. We return the following day to begin the encapsulation process, taking about one hour. We not only prepare the capsules for you but a tincture as well, providing you with a lifelong supply of your placenta remedy.  Prints of the placenta are also made.

Is this *Medicine* approved by the FDA?
This is not a product, it is a service.  Just as your body naturally makes breast milk for your baby it naturally makes a placenta and turning it into something that is palatable for you to ingest is what placenta encapsulation does. *The word Medicine is used here as ‘something that serves as a preventative, a remedy’.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012


First post, ladies and gents!  It all started when my friend Jen, understanding that I am of attachment parenting orientation, asked if I knew of anyone locally who made placenta pills.  She had read all about them, weighed the pros and cons, and could not think of a reason why she wouldn't try them when her third baby was born. 

I asked an herbalist friend of mine, Janelle, who happened to be sitting with her good friend, who just happened to have this wealth of experience and knowledge that I was unaware of.  In her previous life, you know the one before she had babies of her own, she had studied nursing and midwifery, and had cared for many moms and babes, and the placentas joining them.  And, she had participated in making placental medicine for dozens of women.

That was good enough for us.  Kate agreed to make the pills, I begged, insisted, was allowed to come and watch.  We had the best time.  Kate also made beautiful prints of the placenta, which looks like a tree of life.   All the ladies previously mentioned here could see that this would be a wonderful service to offer other moms in the area.  Thus, the business brainchild was born.

As a mom who has lost a baby in the final days before birth, I wish, I can't put enough emphasis on that word, WISH I had known about this when I gave birth to my daughter Brynn.  It would have comforted me in a way that nothing else could have come close to.  I would have one very fleshy part of her to hold on to.  And a print of the beautiful, life-giving placenta that we shared.