This Placenta Encapsulation thing is pretty crazy eh?
I mean, its been done for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but until recently it has been seen as pretty "crunchy" here in the US.
The thing is even the celebrities are into it now-days;
Everyone from Kourtney Kardashian to Mayim Bialik... even Alicia Silverstone is gushing about the benefits of ingesting her "happy pills"!
We want to help you out a bit with understanding just what all the fuss is about, why choosing the best encapsulation service in the Greater Lafayette Area is so important, and maybe put to rest some of those concerns about the "ick factor"...
Here's a some quick answers
to our most frequently asked questions about Placenta Encapsulation:
So... Why would I want to even consider this?
Let me give it to you straight- People call these things "happy pills" for a reason!
Women who ingest their placentas report improvement of mood, balancing of hormones, improved lactation, improved birth recovery, increased energy, and decreased postpartum depression... that's just the short list!
Seems like quite a few good reasons to me.
Upon some google searching, there seem to be a couple ways to process one.
Which way do you use?
We offer only the Traditional Chinese Method.
The process includes steaming the placenta prior to dehydration to kill bacteria and germs. This is the only method we feel offers the safety standards we care so much about and while still keeping the balancing properties of the placenta in tact.
What kind of training do you have?
I mean, I think I've heard of people watching YouTube videos and
just doing it themselves.
We have gone through a 20 hour hands-on in person training.
We are OSHA Blood Born Pathogen Certified.
We follow the strict guidelines of transport set forth by the World Health Organization.
We are fully insured.
CDC standards for disinfecting and sanitation are upheld.
So, short answer... A LOT of training and safety measures are in play.
And yes, people do watch YouTube videos and do it themselves or for friends or even "professionally", but this is human tissue we are talking about;
safety standards and training matter a lot!
I see you do it in my HOUSE... Isn't that like gross?
What about the smell? I've heard it smells!
Does having your blood and bodily fluids in my house sound better?
Where it may get mixed up with another placenta or my dog can get to it or possibly getting it exposed to completely different bacteria?
We only encapsulate in your home for your peace of mind. There's so many factors at play when bringing a new life in to the world and the least we can do is take any effort and worry out of this process for you. We come to your home, so you don't have to worry a single bit about picking up, dropping off, or the process of your placenta.
The smell is very minimal (and usually smells much more like the lemon, ginger, and cleaner we use); we've never had a single complaint!
How long does it take?
Typically it takes about 2 hours two days in a row.
Can I watch?...
I mean, I might actually want to, since you're here anyhow.
YES! Absolutely. You or anyone in your home is welcome to watch at any point; Ask questions and chat about anything! That's part of the convenience of us being in your home, you have a postpartum doula at your fingertips for the entirety of the process to talk to and ask anything you'd like.
How do we actually GET my placenta?
Do you go and ask for it from the hospital?
Do we need to mission-impossible style
take it out in my bag?
No sneaking around needed; All you need to do is ask.
Thankfully the all of the major hospitals in our service area release placentas with very little effort!
We will send you very specific instructions prior to your birth explaining the "what to do" to help ensure your placenta can be released to you. Also, we include the safe handling and WHO guidelines surrounding organ transport and how to care for it once you've transported it home.
One of the best things you can do now is make sure you talk to your care-provider about your plans to encapsulate.
Is there any reason I couldn't eat my placenta?
There are actually very few reasons your couldn't: uterine infection at time of birth, improper handling, HIV, lotus birth...
Some of the more common concerns aren't really a big deal at all and we can still encapsulate: being GBS+, Yeast infection, epidural, depression or anxiety medicine, and the presence of meconium.
Always follow your care providers recommendations though; If they don't think your placenta is safe to ingest, they are the medical expert and we 100% support them!
Okay, so I think you've talked me into this
(I mean if celebrities are doing it, it can't be that bad, right!?)...
So, Now what?
Well SWEET! I'm glad we had this chat :)
We try to make this as easy as possible for you, so even our contract is e-signable.
You can contact us at any time and we'll get back to you right away with information on the contract and how to secure your spot for encapsulation with us!
You can give us a call or send a text to (765)560-3455.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use the CONTACT page on our website!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us and ask at anytime!
Placenta encapsulation may have been around for thousands of years, but we are raising the bar in accessibility, safety, and handling in Central Indiana!
Jessica Anne Dill