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Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is the simplest, safest and most natural way to aid in postpartum wellness. By taking the placenta capsules, new moms can help maintain hormone and iron levels in the first weeks after birth. Placentas naturally have huge stores of iron so what better way to get supplements than from your own placenta. Because it is shown that iron deficiency can be a cause of fatigue, using your placenta as a source of iron is a great way to help. Fatigue can lead to problems with mother and baby bonding, nursing, stress, and depression. The hormones that are produced when delivering the baby and placenta help with the “feel good” emotions and add to bonding with the baby. These hormones also aid in the production of increased milk supply. The placenta is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to fight fatigue and is a time honored way to help moms heal in the postpartum period.

Safety: Trusted and Safe - We hold our business to the highest safety guidelines. In accordance with current OSHA standards we hold certifications in the following: Red Cross and Biologix Blood Born Pathogens and Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulators, as well as California Safe Food Handling Certifications. Each placenta is processed individually without any trace of cross contamination. Every step of the process is safe and sterile from our preparation area to our equipment and packaging.

There are two ways to encapsulate your placenta, TCM or Raw.

TCM: The most commonly used method is Traditional Chinese Medicine which is a two day process where the placenta is steamed with organic warming herbs, dehydrated, then ground into a fine powder and put into vegetarian/gluten free capsules. This method uses traditions and principals of Chinese Medicine to help the mother promote healing by adding Yang or warm energy after her birth.

Raw: The Raw Foods Method is different from the traditional method in that the placenta is not steamed or cooked in any way before dehydrating. It is still dried, powdered and encapsulated and the dosage is similar but mothers who utilize this method often report a more immediate and intense energy burst after taking these placenta pills. This method is a good option for those who already follow a raw foods diet or for those who are particularly interested in the freshest hormonal benefits of placenta encapsulation. There are however, some situations where raw encapsulation would not be ideal, like if the mother has a history of anxiety, insomnia or hyperthyroidism.

A normal placenta yields anywhere from 100-150 capsules depending upon the size.

Tincture: Placenta tincture is an added bonus in that it can be used in addition to and long after the capsules are gone. We make tincture by seeping a raw piece of the placenta in a high grade alcohol. The tincture can be used in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress and for mother later in life during menopause.

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The following are all the benefits that you can gain from having your placenta encapsulated.
• Increased general energy
• Quicker return to health after birth
• Increased production of breast milk
• Decreased likelihood of baby blues and postpartum depression
• Decreased likelihood of iron deficiency
• Decreased likelihood of insomnia or sleep disorders

We currently charge $300.00 for encapsulation services and $50 for tincture. The turn around time is 24-72 hours depending on dehydration and preparation time.

We are happy to offer a 10% discount to students of Bay Area HypnoBirthing as well as patients of Bay Area Maternity.

We Serve the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay (We are both located in San Jose; upon request, we will travel farther than 30 miles for an additional fee)

Atherton Gilroy Morgan Hill San Carlos
Belmont Los Altos Mountain View San Jose
Campbell Los Gatos Newark Santa Clara
Cupertino Menlo Park Palo Alto Saratoga
Fremont Milpitas Redwood City Sunnyvale