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Placenta Encapsulation

The Gift of Placenta Encapsulation

The day my youngest turned 5, I encapsulated his placenta. Yes, it was ‘old’ with likely next to nil hormones, but I didn’t feel I had anything to lose. A colleague of mine had recently encapsulated her daughter’s two-year old frozen placenta

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Placenta Encapsulation Pre & Postnatal Period

Group B Strep Infection & Placenta Encapsulation

 

Can a Group B Strep positive (GBS+) mom use placenta capsules?

In short, it depends on the method used as not all encapsulation providers use the same safety standards.

I am trained to prepare placenta capsules using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method on file with FDA; a method that addresses the issue of bacterial pathogens. I have safely prepared placenta capsules for Group B Strep (GBS+) positive moms since 2011.

The TCM method has been used for postpartum healing as far back as 600 AD to establish homeostasis in the new mother. This method is in accordance with USDA standards for raw meat preparation and involves a heating portion.

During the cooking part of process, a placenta is heated to an internal temperature of at least 160°(F). At this temperature, pathogenic bacteria (i.e. E.Coli, GBS, Salmonella) are destroyed. We follow the same guidelines required of any regular food service establishment and our method (PBi method of preparation) is on file with the FDA and has been thoroughly inspected and approved by them.  

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Placenta Encapsulation Pregnancy

Channel 3 MiVT: Placenta Encapsulation in VT and NH

Channel 3 MiVT: Placenta Encapsulation in Vermont

by Gina Bullard in STOWE, VT. 

At first glance it’s hard to tell if Tara Carpenter is a chef or a medical examiner. She’s actually a certified placenta encapsulation specialist.

Carpenter turns a woman’s placenta into pills — post birth.  “I’ve got a nutritional background which brought me to this work,” she said. The placenta contains iron, hormones, protein, B vitamins, and other nutrients to support new moms. Carpenter — who started Happy Bellies, believes that new moms can recover from birth faster by eating their own placenta made into pills.

“A woman’s body is most receptive to hormones inside the placenta capsules during the 1st weeks after birth. This is because it takes about 3 weeks after birth for the mom’s hypothalamus to kick back in and produce hormones again” she said.

Carpenter says ingesting placenta pills can replenish vitamins like B6 and B12 and hormones after birth and increase milk production.

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Placenta Encapsulation Pre & Postnatal Period

EAT MY WHAT?! : Article from The Bridge

Placenta Encapsulation for moms after giving birth

Posted by The Bridge on February 7, 2013, News & Features

by Tara Carpenter, PBi-certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES)

Tara Carpenter, Placenta Encapsulationist

Each woman bounces back from birth in her own way, but many experience hormonal fluctuations during the postpartum recovery. This is normal. Many women also lose iron during birth. This iron loss combined with the hormonal dips can leave some new moms feeling less than good.

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Placenta Encapsulation

How to Lotus Birth & Encapsulate Placenta

Tara, PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulationist

If you want to have a lotus birth AND encapsulate, here are three ways to do so:

#1 Way) Keep baby connected to umbilical cord and the placenta for up to 4 hours. This is the easiest way to keep the placenta fit for

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Birth Pre & Postnatal Period

Benefits of Delayed Cord Clamping

close up of an umbilical cord still attached
Seconds after birth, with cord full of blood.

When baby is born, he only has 2/3 of his blood is in his body. The remaining 1/3 remains in his umbilical cord and placenta. This blood does not flow into baby until the last stage of labor.

What is the last stage of labor? It is that period of time after baby is born until the time the placenta is born. It’s this stage of labor that the cord actively pumps the remaining blood into baby; blood that is very rich in iron, oxygen, and stem cells.

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Placenta Encapsulation Pre & Postnatal Period

If You Want to Request Placenta Pick-Up/Drop-Off Services – READ THIS

Tara Carpenter, PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulationist and Mentor

PLEASE don’t allow anyone to pick up your placenta, take it from you, and bring it back to you in capsule form. Read the information below to see why I don’t offer a pick up/drop off service and why it’s best that you don’t seek them.

VT and NH have strict standards for facilities that prepare substances for people to consume. Let’s say, you want to start a cookie business …. your facility will need to be licensed and regularly inspected by the local Health Department. read more