The placenta is an amazing, underrated, underutilized source of vital life energy and health. Your body creates this organ to create and sustain life. It is the essential connection between mother and baby. In the animal kingdom, mammals instinctively know to consume the placenta to encourage health. We are re-learning the magic of placentas.
Our placenta encapsulation and tincturing methods are performed according to strict standards to ensure you receive a healthy, quality product. Every placenta is individually processed to avoid risk of cross-contamination. In addition to following OSHA standards regarding biohazard and blood borne pathogens, we hold the thought that the body that created this placenta and life deserves honor and reverence and conduct our processing accordingly. We are deeply aware of the personal and sacred task we are undertaking. Thank you for your trust.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Placenta Preparation (capsules)
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine, full of life force. Many practitioners who have studied Traditional Chinese Medicine believe the use of placenta during the postpartum course aids in recovery from childbirth.
The placenta is steamed with warming ingredients (lemon, ginger, jalapeño), dehydrated at 170+ degrees for 10 hours for microbial hygiene, finely ground, and placed in vegetarian capsules.
Recommended use is 2-3 capsules, 2-3 times per day or as needed. Wait until at least the third day after birth to start the capsules. Do not take if you have a fever or inflammation. Capsules can be saved in the freezer for later use.
Homeopathic Remedy: Placenta humanum 1C
Homeopathics, like essences, are remedies that heal on a vibrational, energetic level. Homeopathic placenta remedy can be used as your child’s constitutional remedy for life since it was their life-giving source for their time in-utero. It contains the blueprint of his/her energetic make-up and hence, the amazing ability to bring balance and illicit healing from within when illness, disease, emotional challenges, or difficult life transitions arise.
Your homeopathic remedy is made by extracting a small portion of the placenta and following instructions for creating the origin batch (1C) remedy which can be used as needed over time. The remedy is diluted in different strengths based on the application. This will be a constitutional remedy for the baby throughout her/his life. It could be used for many/any constitutional or unusual ailments except when specific remedy is appropriate (eg arnica for bruising).
The placenta contains stem cells so this remedy will be a very good immune remedy.
The placenta contains all one’s strengths and weakness so treating the individual with this remedy will provide balance when there is imbalance.
Placenta Print & Umbilical Keepsake
The tether and connection that sustained your child can be shaped and dried as a memento of birth. The length of the cord will determine the end design, but we've included some ideas to spur creativity. We've had names, zodiac signs, symbols (heart, star, crescent, spiral). We'll do our best to create what you want.
Your placenta print is created with food grade inks on 11x14 stretched canvas. You choose the colors used.
See the Pinterest board below for some ideas!
Pricing: $300 includes capsules, remedy, and umbilical keepsake.
Pickup and dropoff in the Tucson area are included
$25 for placenta print
Upon receipt of your $100 deposit, we will add you to our schedule, send you collection instructions and make pickup arrangements. We are careful to schedule only the number of placentas we can safely process and hold time for you in our calendar.
Remaining balance is due by 36 weeks of pregnancy.
We look forward to creating something wonderful together!
Birthing Gently Doula Clients receive a $100 discount on placenta services.
The Evidence on Placenta Encapsulation Evidence Based Birth podcast and transcript