"Amy has encapsulated my placenta twice, once in November 2015 and again last week. She promptly picked up my placenta, made me a delicious smoothie and delivered all of my goodies the next day. In my personal experience, I believe my placenta pills helped balance my hormones (and headaches) during postpartum my last pregnancy and I am so glad I have them again. My placenta prints and umbilical hearts are simply beautiful and such a wonderful keepsake. Thank you, Amy!" -Whitney C.
Benefits of consuming your placenta may include:
A tincture picks up where the capsules leave off and adds longevity to your placenta. A thumbnail size portion of raw placenta and a few drops of umbilical cord blood, which is rich in T-cells and stem cells, is added to 100 proof vodka. The tincture is placed in sunlight for 4 hours and then transferred to a dark, cool, cabinet and allowed to ferment for 6 weeks. If the solution will be used before 6 months the placenta piece is strained using a cheesecloth. The longer the placenta sits in the alcohol the more potent it will become and the more the tissue will break down. The tincture has an almost indefinite shelf life if stored properly and can be utilized for energy, transition, stress, hormone stabilization and are therefore great for returning cycles and menopause. You can also heat the tincture to burn off the alcohol. The biological daughter of the placenta owner can use the tincture when menstruation begins for cycle stabilization and hormone balance.
Placenta salve can be used to heal C-Section incisions, lessen scarring, itching, and discomfort after the wound has closed. It can also be used as soon as 3 days postpartum for hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, burns, diaper rash, eczema, sunburns and skin irritations. Safe for baby as long as there are no skin sensitivities (test a small area first). 3-4 capsules worth of placenta is infused with Comfrey Leaf (helps heal wounds quickly. Great for burns, blisters and inflammation. Comfrey has a soothing effect on any organ it comes into contact with), Calendula (used to help soothe inflamed tissues, reduce pain and aids in quick healing of cuts and abrasions), Sweet almond oil *Apricot oil is available for families with nut allergies*, Shea butter, Beeswax pastilles and Plantain oil (Astringent, antiseptic, and emollient) for 3 hours on low heat. Oils are strained through a cheese cloth and poured into a 4oz amber jar and refrigerated to solidify. Placenta salve is good for approximately one year.
Prior to encapsulation, a print is done with either the blood that is naturally on the placenta or food safe dyes on high-quality, acid-free watercolor card stock. Colors available: Black, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, Brown, Yellow, Teal, Green, Orange, Deep Pink, Super Red, Violet, and Fuchsia. You may choose a single color or up to 3. (2 colors for the placenta and 1 for the cord OR 2 colors randomly applied to the entire placenta/cord).
Tree of Life, Rainbow & Tracings are also available.
The print is coated with artist's sealant to protect the ink. Please note that colors remain on the cord and will be visible on the cord keepsake.
If you experience a loss of your baby, at any gestation, Placenta Prints and Cord Keepsakes are complimentary.
Available colors for placenta prints
Preparation using the Steam-Start Method involves heating the placenta with steam before dehydrating. Traditionally, this method is used to replenish warmth back to the mother that was lost in the birthing process and to rebalance the mother's Qi and energy. This method is commonly referred to as the Traditional Chinese Method but we are not doctors of Chinese Medicine. If you desire to work with a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and have a specialized blend of herbs prescribed for you we can use those herbs in the heated preparation.
As an added safety precaution, the Steam-Start method must be used for all Mothers who test positive for Group B streptococcus (GBS +).
The Organic Method skips the initial steaming process. The Organic Method is popular as it is believed that steaming the placenta destroys some of the nutrients. Using the Organic Method creates very nutrient and hormone-dense capsules while producing a higher yield of capsules. *Must be done within 24 hours of birthing.
As an added safety precaution, Mothers who test positive for group B streptococcus (GBS +) are not eligible for the Organic Method.
While the COVID-19 virus is present in our community I will NOT be entering any birthing location. Pick up will look differently: I will park at the entrance of your birthing location. You will need to have a support person available to bring your cooler with the placenta to the entrance.
For drop off of your pills-- same arrangement applies. I will meet your support person at the entrance or if you have already been discharge, your home.
I know these are crazy times! I appreciate how important it is for you to utilize your placenta for postpartum healing and I want to assure you that my safety guidelines have always and will continue to be in strict accordance to OSHA's standards which are as follows.
OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1090.1030 which includes, but is not limited to:
Placenta capsules are a nutritional supplement and there are no guarantees that it will prevent postpartum depression and we can't say they will produce a healthy milk supply. Placenta remedies are the best thing a new mother can give back to her body post birth but can not be used to reverse present or predisposed issues. Placenta capsules do not take place of medical care and should not be used to treat severe anemia, inadequate milk supply, postpartum depression or anxiety. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and further research and discussion with your health care provider are advised.