What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the process of dehydrating a mother's placenta and storing it in capsules for her to consume during the postpartum period.  

Why would someone want to consume her placenta?

Mothers who consume their placentas often report one or more other following benefits:

  • Faster healing
  • Higher levels of energy
  • Milk comes in faster and more plentifully
  • Milder or no 'baby blues' and postnatal depression

Does it work?

There are no large, peer-reviewed studies to back up centuries of mothers'


Is this a brand new hippie thing?

Most mammal (80%) consume their placentas immediately after birth, and there is evidence that humans have done the same on and off throughout history.  Many cultures consume the placenta as a family meal or revere it in a number of unique rituals.  

Encapsulation is a more modern practice, which allows mothers to modulate how much they take each day and adjust according to their needs.

Is it safe?

So long as the mother is a healthy, non-smoker, and the placenta has been handled safely, there is little risk to the mother.  As with any supplement, interested mothers should consult with their doctors or Chinese herbalist to advise them of their plan to consume their placenta.  You should also hire a certified placenta encapsulation specialist to process your placenta safely.  Our placenta encapsulation specialists are trained by IPEN, and we adhere to the highest food safety standards.  

Mothers take one or two capsules per day, according to their needs.  Placenta products are to be consumed by the mother only. 

How do I arrange for this service?

In keeping with our primary aim of nurturing and empowering new families, we offer a number of placenta services or personal remedies.  By completing this registration form, we can work with you to look after the collection, processing and delivery of your postnatal boosters.

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