The method of encapsulating your placenta is a powerful remedy and can really support new mothers postparturm recovery, the encapsulation method is the most popular placenta preparation full of nutrients
What's so special about my placenta?
The placenta has long been thought of as a magical part of the creation of a baby. This incredible organ is uniquely designed for your baby and is an integral part of any pregnancy and birth. The placenta physically connects you to your unborn baby, providing essential oxygen, nutrients and vitamins.
During and after birth women lose 1/8 to 1/10 of their blood supply from the bleeding wound left inside the uterus, where the placenta was attached during the pregnancy. Following careful, in-depth scientific study and research around the subject, it is believed that the mammalian placenta was made to be consumed to make up for this loss, by giving the new mother essential fats, proteins, vast amounts of iron and essential hormones to heal wounds and aid the body in self recovery after birth.
What other benefits have been reported by mums who have consumed their placenta?
Placenta remedies have been reported by mums 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
provide energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep
The most important nutrients, hormones and chemicals found in plentiful supply in the placenta include:
Iron– essential for oxygen absorption in the cells.
Vitamins B6 - aids the making of antibodies.
Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells.
Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding.
Corticotrophin – releasing hormone (CRH) responsible for reducing stress levels.
Cytokines – fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and the replacement of damaged cells and tissue.
Thyroxin – it helps you to return to your pre-birth weight in just half the time after birth.
Stem cells - helping to repair damaged skin and boost collagen production in the skin.
Oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone - contribute to mammary gland development, stabilise postnatal mood, regulate postnatal uterus cramping, decrease depression, and normalise and stimulate libido.
Depending on your needs your placenta can be collected after birth and returned by hand or via Special Delivery in capsule form within 1 - 3 days.
Placenta capsules - Choose your preferred encapsulation method:
Some midwives and placenta remedy specialists believe steaming the placenta may damage vital hormones and nutrients. Using the simple preparation the placenta is not steamed but sliced raw and dehydrated for 60 minutes to destroy surface pathogens and yeasts, then the heat is reduced for the remaining 14-16 hours. This is particularly beneficial for women who are anemic, suffered blood loss, cesarean section or history of depression.
Storage: Simple capsules should be stored in a cool dry place.
Traditional chinese medicine (TMC) method
The placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine, a ‘full of life force’ organ in China and has been documented as a healing medicine since 1578. Steaming the placenta with herbs is a crucial part of making this placenta medicine. I steam with lemon, ginger and green chili and then dehydrate your sliced placenta for 10-15 hours, grind and encapsulate, a process used for centuries and historical references to consuming the placenta cite this method of preparation. These capsules are warming and are considered ‘slow release’ and stabilising so great further into the postpartum phase.
Storage: TCM capsules should be stored in a cool dry place.
Contraindications: It is not advised to consume TCM capsules if you have an infection in the body such as the flu or mastitis. It is said that the yang (heat) energy from the TCM capsules can feed the infection.
A placenta will make between 75 to 190 capsules.
I can also prepare half TCM / half Simple placenta capsules. This provides the option to take raw capsules in the immediate postpartum period and continue with TCM capsules. The cost for preparing 50/50 capsules is an additional - £50.00.
How often should I consume my placenta capsules?
We recommend mothers consume 1 capsule 1-3 times a day during the first 4-6 weeks postpartum or until you feel your hormones have returned to a state of normality. You can take 1-2 capsules whenever you feel you may need a ‘pick me up’ or more energy (usually a sign of low iron) or to boost your breast milk supply.
Placenta Tincture takes over six weeks to make, it is a strong remedy that can be used for emotional, mental and psychological instability and is often taken to treat PMS and menopause.
Dosage: Suggested dosage is 10-40 drops in water two to three times a day during times of need. It is not a remedy suited to ongoing daily use.
Top Tip: If you are not planning on having any more children after this pregnancy a placenta tincture is an excellent life investment, the perfect way to save the power or your placenta, putting it to greater use in the future for example during PMS and the menopause.
£60 with capsules
An essence is the intrinsic nature and fundamental quality of a particular person, place, or substance healing on an energetic or vibrational level, stimulating our vital force. The placenta essence holds a tremendous power to heal mother and child. This remedy helps in times of distress or imbalance.
You will receive an amber glass bottle with a lifetime supply of undiluted placenta essence as well as an amber glass dropper bottle of diluted essence for everyday use. Dosage: For use during times of transition, illness, transitions, stress, teething, emotional instability or hormonal imbalance. Suggested dosage is 1-4 drops in water when needed by spraying and inhaling or massaging into pulse points on the body (temples, wrists). Store in a cool, dry, dark place. .
Top Tip: Because we advise mothers not to take their TCM placenta capsules when ill or with fever, the placenta essence is an excellent replacement remedy, supporting the body both emotionally and physically during times of illness.
£40 with capsules
Consuming a small piece of the placenta within 24 hours after birth in a
smoothie with berries, fruits and water has been shown to encourage the hemorrhaging (bleeding) of the uterus to slow down and/or stop while also replenishing your body with essential hormones and nutrients giving you much needed energy after birth. Mothers who have the raw placenta smoothie after birth report greatly increased energy and often notice their milk ‘comes in’ within hours. You will not taste the placenta in the smoothie - I promise! Any leftovers of placenta smoothie must be consumed within 24 hours.
(Smoothie must be prepared in client's home only).
£35 with other products
To book this service please fill in the contact form below and I will send you a booking form and a non refundable £100 deposit is required.
Please read the terms and conditions on the clients booking form provided, I do not take any responsibility for any lost or damaged placenta before the placenta comes into my care. The client is responsible for the safe storage using the placenta stage information and pack provided. The clients agrees to contact me within the first 12 hours after birth. I will be on call for you from 38 weeks until your baby is born. Once on call all fees are non-refundable.
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Please note I do take last minute placenta bookings.
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Half Lotus Births
It is a quiet and respectful transfer of attachment, enabling the continuum in the development and unfolding of the human organism. The name comes from the Lotus flower, important to many Eastern cultures for its symbolism of unity, detachment and rebirth. Historically records of Lotus birthing appear in Europe as early as the Middle Ages
The origins of what is called a half lotus birth are from Native American traditions. The Half Lotus, the placenta is left attached to the baby for a minimum of 4 hours and then the umbilical cord is gently burned with a candle until complete separation of the cord occurs (around 5 -15 minutes), no clamping is necessary, the stump of the cord tends to dry out and separate in only 2 or 3 days after birth. While the cord is being burned, baby relaxes and / or has a feed. I will care for the placenta after the birth and help you with the burning of the cord, providing all the necessary supplies. I will offer my support in the cord burning with a candle until it has detached.
Price upon request
Sacred Burial Ceremony
Ceremonial burials of the placenta have traditionally held special meaning for cultures from all around the world. These customs of honouring the placenta have inspired families today to create a ceremony with meaning for their own rituals. I will assist you in creating an appropriate ritual to honour your journey from pregnancy to motherhood.
Some families like to recognise the life giving properties of the placenta and choose to bury it as an offer of nourishment to the land and a blessing to the earth.