Placenta Encapsulation


Your placenta is perfectly made for you, by you! It is an amazing organ created to nourish baby in the womb and then the mother postpartum. More and more families are choosing to take advantage of the healing properties of their baby's placenta in the days and weeks following birth, minimizing recovery time and replenishing many of the vital nutrients that pregnancy and labor require.

Placenta capsules have been reported by mothers to:

  • reduce post-birth bleeding

  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply

  • balance hormones (peaks and drops)

  • improve the appearance of the skin/hair/nails

  • reduce stress levels

  • prevent the baby blues and post-partum depression

  • energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep

How many capsules will my placenta make?
A placenta will make between 75-200 capsules depending on the size of the baby, gestation and capsules size.  The average amount of capsules from a placenta delivered at 40-42 weeks gestation is 120, size ‘0’ capsules.

How often do I take my placenta capsules?
Capsules can be taken 2-4 times a day during the first 6 weeks.  Some can be saved for hormonal imbalances like when weaning baby off the breast and/or your first menstrual cycle after birth.  Placenta pills should be stored somewhere cool and dark.

Are there any side effects with placenta encapsulation?
I cannot guarantee results with placenta capsules or any other placenta remedy.  Because your placenta is made by you the quality and potency of your placenta remedies is unique to your own placenta. Storing your placenta capsules properly, avoiding capsules when ill and not taking over the recommended dose will reduce your chances of experiencing any side effect. 


Aren’t the hormones contained in the placenta actually destroyed during the cooking process used when preparing TCM capsules?

According to a recent study the hormones in the placenta are more than 90% reduced during the steamed method of preparation.  During the raw dried method there is a 60-90% loss of hormone content through the processing of placenta into capsules.  Iron is not damaged by heat however there may be minimal damage to other nutrients found in the placenta during processing into capsules.  The best way to provide your body with a boost of your own naturally occurring hormones is to consume your placenta raw, immediately after birth in smoothies or similar.

Placenta capsules give a new mother the chance to benefit from her placenta for months after birth and have shown to have incredible benefits to energy levels and breast milk supply.  There is currently no scientific evidence to suggest the placenta capsules are not beneficial or cause harm to the mother or her baby.


$100 Includes pickup & delivery, traditional Chinese method encapsulation, a beautiful print, and an umbilical cord keepsake

After Birth - Quick Safety Check

Is your placenta safe to consume?

Make sure you can answer 'yes' to the following questions.

If you answer 'no' to any of the following, I recommend you DO NOT consume your placenta after birth as it may be unsafe or unfit for consumption.

Was your placenta birthed onto a clean surface?

Was your placenta stored in a clean container for bag after birth?

Did you chill your placenta on ice or in a fridge within 30 minutes after birth?

Has your placenta remained chilled since your birth?

Has it been less than 3 days since you gave birth?


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Giving women and their families the resources, support and confidence to make evidence based decisions regarding their pregnancy and birth. To also encourage women to know and find their true strength during labor to make the experience theirs.

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