I’m a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES) and prepare placenta capsules (plain or grape flavor) for new moms in Vermont and New Hampshire.
I am a trained ServSafe Food Handler and follow strict handling and disinfection practices that meet strict OSHA and EPA guidelines.
To comply with state and federal guidelines, I encapsulate in your home within 3 days of birth. I bring all the necessary supplies and only need access to a sink, stove-top, electrical outlet, and a bit of counter space.
The entire process takes about 5-7 hours and is done in two steps. Your kitchen is cleaned and sanitized after each step.
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You might think it awkward to have something like this done in your home in the immediate postpartum. Though it may be a minor inconvenience, I’m not there to visit as a guest and don’t expect to meet the new mom or baby. I come and go quietly and leave the prepared capsules for you to take during your postpartum.
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
Traditionally, placenta capsules have been used after birth to…
- Balance hormonal fluctuations
- Stimulate breast milk supply
- Increase iron levels (and energy)
- Decrease risk of “baby blues”, depression, anxiety
- Bring pain relief for c-section/stitches recovery
- Tighten ‘n tone the uterus
- Strengthen the immune system
- Balance the thyroid
- Recover more quickly from giving birth
I’ve made placenta capsules for years now. What started as a hobby when my kids were young has become a real part of my life. I love to see the changes that take place when a mom takes her capsules. The clarity returns to her eyes. The color comes back to her cheeks. She smiles, she sleeps – deeply. Happy mom, happy baby 🙂
This isn’t to say that every woman experiences any or all of the above. But many do. I wouldn’t drive the distances that I do, or be on call 365 days a year, if this work didn’t make a difference.
Placenta capsules are as easy to take and help many new moms. Giving birth isn’t easy, breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally, and afterbirth contractions can be uncomfortable. If you need a c-section or stitches, then your body will need even more love and time to heal.
This is where the placenta capsules come in. I prepare them with a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method on file and documented with the FDA. Once the placenta is in a dry powder form, it’s placed into your choice of plain or grape flavored capsules.
See more about why I became an Encapsulationist HERE
There’s nothing fancy about this. You simply take the capsules in the weeks after birth until your body begins to regulate itself. This may seem far out, but most parents are glad they chose to encapsulate as part of their birth and recovery plan. Whether for preventative reasons, peace of mind, or just because it sounds like a good idea.
Online Booking HERE for Placenta Encapsulation
Serving Central VT, Chittenden County, & Upper Valley, NH
Disclaimer: Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by ongoing research. However, statements here are not evaluated by the FDA and my service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please make any decisions to consume your placenta with your care provider. I am not a medical doctor, holistic practitioner, or herbalist. Those utilizing this service take full responsibility for using their placenta capsules, tea, and tincture at their own risk.