Placenta for Healing
The placenta is an amazing, unique organ. It grows with the baby from the very first cell divisions, so it can begin its important work of providing nourishment.
Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing the mother’s placenta after the birth of her baby. The placenta is dehydrated (using a modified Raw Method) ground into powder, and placed into capsules for the mother to ingest as she sees fit. The ingestion of the placenta is known as “placentophagy.”
The purpose of placentophagy by the mother is to reintroduce the beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, proteins, and other nutrients into her body after birth to help restore a more balanced body function, prevent “baby blues” and postpartum depression. It can also help with increasing breastmilk production, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide an over-all feeling of wellness to aid in the transition between pregnancy and the postpartum period.
A placenta tincture is made by taking a piece of raw placenta after birth, steeping it in 80-100 proof vodka for 8 weeks which creates a long-term remedy. (The essence is stored in a dropper bottle and is typically used after the capsules run out.) The benefits are similar to that of the capsules, and can help ease anxiety and emotional distress, reduce symptoms of PMS, and later in life can be used for menopause.
Cherry Blossom Placenta Service
Cherry Blossom Doula Services will pick up the client’s placenta at the agreed upon time. Depending on the time of delivery, CBDS will arrive within a few hours or the next morning if the client delivered after normal business hours.
Making sure my clients and family are safe is my main concern during the processing of the placenta. OSHA approved Bloodborne Pathogen standards are used during the process of encapsulating and creating the tincture. The placenta never touches a direct surface in my home and only one client is processed at a time. The supplies that are not able to be discarded after use are soaked in a bleach solution and air dried in between uses and stored in a sealed container
CBDS will deliver the finished encapsulated placenta pills/tincture between 24-72 hours. Cherry Blossom Doula Services will provide a detailed written explanation of the proper storing and handling of the finished placenta pills/directions for straining the tincture and suggestions for daily ingestion recommendations.