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’.