Happy Birthing, Mammas!

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Here's to a happy postpartum!
Don't trash it, stash it

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the benefits?

Many women have reported:

  • Faster healing postpartum
  • Decreased postpartum bleeding
  • Increased energy
  • Increased milk supply
  • Feeling more balanced hormonally
  • Decreased baby blues, depression, and anxiety
  • Bonding faster to new baby
  • Getting better rest

Do I have to touch or see my placenta?

Our business is in place to take the "gross" factor out of the equation for you when it comes to consuming your placenta. We send a cooler package before the birth, if you schedule ahead of time, that includes all the necessary items for the nurses/midwives/doctors to package the placenta without you ever having to deal with it.

How do I get my placenta from the hospital?

For those who choose to deliver in hospitals, it is best to chat with your care providers ahead of time to know the procedures and protocol beforehand. Some hospitals require signing of a release form before they will allow you to take the placenta home. Most Coloradoan hospitals will release the placenta to you , hassle-free, unless there is a health issue involved.  If a health issue occurs, the placenta will be sent to pathology. Sometimes encapsulation is no longer a viable option if sent to pathology because of storage procedures. 

I am Group strep B positive (GBS+), can I still encapsulate?

Absolutely! You can choose encapsulation as long as it's not an infection and present only as colonization. It is recommended that we do only Traditional Method preparation with GSB+ to further minimize any potential risks to you and your baby.     

Encapsulation can still happen when....

Many scenarios still allow for you to choose encapsulation!

  • Epidural/Pitocin
  • Cesarean
  • GSB+ (colonization only)
  • HPV
  • Herpes (Discretion of Provider)
  • Meconium

What prevents encapsulation from being a viable option?

There are only a few scenarios when you would want to avoid encapsulation.

  • Infection of any kind during pregnancy/labor
  • Preterm birth (Depending on situation)
  • Miscarriage/still birth

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What if I have a homebirth?

Wherever and however you choose to birth your baby is your choice, and should not affect encapsulation. Storage is pretty simple outside a medical facility. Simply put place placenta into two freezer bags and place into a refrigerator (40 degrees or below), within two hours after birth.

How do I get the placenta to you?

Once you have made the decision to have your placenta encapsulated, the process is pretty easy. It is better to schedule with us before birth, and fill out the client intake form so you wont have to worry about it after baby arrives  but last minute is fine to! Simply call/text/email that you have given birth and we will be on our way to pick it up from your location.

What's in my capsules?

What you birth is what you get. Simply put. the only thing in your capsules is your placenta. 

How do you encapsulate?

To encapsulate, we take your placenta, rinse it, slice it in very small pieces, then place into a dehydrator. Once it's fully dehydrated, we take it out, grind it into powder, then put it into capsules.

Where do you encapsulate?

We have a dedicated workspace specifically for placenta encapsulation. All of our equipment is also only ever used for placenta use.

How do I know it is MY placenta I'm getting back?

We have a strict protocol in place to ensure you get YOUR placenta back. We label your placenta once we pick it up, and it stays labeled throughout the process until it is returned back to you. On top of labels, we only ever process one placenta at a time.

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How do you ensure my safety while handling my placenta?

We have a dedicated space specifically for placenta processing. Our equipment is only ever used for placenta processing as well. We also have strict cleaning and sanitation protocol in place to ensure no cross contamination. We use antibacterial soaps to wash equipment, sani-cloths to wipe the workspace down, and bleach to sanitize everything.

How should the placenta be stored if it is birthed outside the hospital or without a midwife/doula?

If you schedule with us at least six weeks prior to birth, we send out an easy-to-use placenta storage kit with instructions. If you haven't scheduled beforehand, placenta storage is simple. Within two hours after birth, place placenta into two freezer style Ziploc bags, and place in refrigerator or on ice in a cooler. 

How should my capsules and tincture be stored?

Capsules should be placed in a dry, cool,  dark environment to preserve longevity. Moisture is the enemy!

Tinctures should also be stored in a cool, dry, dark environment. 

How long does the process take?

Typically, it is a 48 hour turn-around, given time of birth and weather permitting.

How does payment work?

We require a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of contract signing, and tentative scheduling. The remaining balance needs to be paid off at the time of placenta pick-up. We accept all major credit/debit cards, money orders, and PayPal.

Do you take checks?

Unfortunately, we do not accept checks.

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Some companies have lower rates, so why choose us?

We take our job very seriously. We have put a lot of time and effort into making our services exceptional. Our sole focus is on placenta services; obtaining a certification from APPA to be fully knowledgeable in placenta handling and care, as well as taking additional courses to keep updated on food handling and safety, and blood-borne pathogens to provide outstanding service to our clients. Working with human blood is nothing to take lightly so proper training is extremely important. Besides certifications and training, we also offer a 48 hour turn-around. We want our clients to start enjoying postpartum benefits as soon as possible! You'll never regret choosing exceptional service with us. 

Do I have to take my capsules within a certain time frame/Do they expire?

It depends. Many factors contribute to the longevity of your placenta pills. Storing them in a cool, dry, dark place will keep capsules good for about 6 months without refrigeration. Once that 6 months has passed, it is recommended to store in the freezer. Once they are in the freezer, pills can last months to years but remember, moisture is the enemy of your pills. 

Consuming my placenta seems unpleasant; How do I avoid the 'yuck' factor?

Easy, encapsulate your placenta! Booking with us means you'll never have to see it, touch, or taste it. We take all the "yuck" factor out of placenta encapsulation for our clients. Placenta pills are as easy as taking a vitamin and we also have flavored/colored capsules to add extra "protection" against any strange flavors. 


Are you certified?

YES! I received my certification through Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA), which is a highly knowledgeable school choice for this career field. 

Are there risks?

There are risks to anything you choose to do. This is no more risky than grocery shopping. Because of our strict cleaning and sanitation protocols, we minimalize high risk health issues and we also have labels on all our products with very clear instructions, one being to listen to your body. Some may be more sensitive to hormones.

Can you ship my placenta products back to me?

Yes, we can overnight your placenta products to you for an additional charge but we do prefer a face-to-face with our clients because our job is very personal to us and we love connecting with you!