Placenta Encapsulation with Tara, CPES.
I am a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES) for new moms in Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. I prepare placenta capsules using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method on file with FDA, and follow OSHA/EPA disinfection guidelines. I am PBi-certified.
I am encapsulating during COVID-19. Since 2011, I follow strict safety standards when handling a placenta, so the main difference now is that I will arrive on your doorstep with my mask on and freshly sanitized hands. Otherwise it’s business as usual. The process entails a detailed amount of sanitizing given the nature of my work, so I have felt very safe stepping back in to this work. I do ask while I am working to have the kitchen to myself.
To comply with state and federal guidelines, I encapsulate in your home or that of a friend/family member. I bring all the necessary supplies and only need access to sink, stove-top, electrical outlet, and some counter space. The entire process is completed in two steps; taking a total of 5-7 hours. I typically arrive around 10am and finish by 7pm. Your kitchen (+ all equipment) is sanitized before and after each step.
You might think it awkward to have this done in your home. Though it may be a minor inconvenience, I am not a guest nor do I expect to meet you or your new baby. I quietly come and go; leaving your capsules behind for postpartum healing.
Placenta capsules contain:
- Hormones (i.e. oxytocin, prolactin)
- Trace elements (i.e. iron, zinc)
- B Vitamins (i.e. B6, B12)
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
- Placental Opiod-Enhancing Factor
Placenta capsules are used after birth to:
- Balance hormones
- Stimulate breast-milk supply
- Increase iron/energy
- Decrease risk of “baby blues” and/or depression/anxiety
- Relieve pain from c-section or stitches
- Tighten ‘n tone uterus to pre-pregnant size
- Strengthen immune system
- Shorten postpartum bleeding (lochia)
- Regulate thyroid
- Recover from birth
Easy as taking prenatal vitamin.
You can choose to have placenta packed in plain or grape flavor capsules. These can be taken during the initial weeks after birth while your pituitary gland relearns to regulate hormones (placenta regulates hormones during pregnancy). Any remaining capsules can be stored in the freezer for a later time, such as once your menstrual cycle returns or even for menopause.
I’ve been encapsulating since 2011. What started as a part-time hobby is now woven in as a natural part of my life. I am on-call 24/7 and love to hear a mom call to say she is in labor, then again later to report how she is doing with her capsules …. that the clarity has returned to her eyes, the color is back in her cheeks, her sleep is deeper, she feels more centered.
Happy mom, happy baby, happy family 🙂
Serving Central VT, Chittenden County, & Upper Valley, NH
(Now Also Serving South Coast, ME & Dover/Portsmouth, NH)
Disclaimer: Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by ongoing research. Statements here are not evaluated by the FDA and my service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please make the decision to consume your placenta with your health care provider. I am not a doctor, holistic practitioner, or herbalist. Those utilizing this service take full responsibility for using their placenta capsules, tea, and tincture at own risk.