Spectrum Birth Placenta Encapsulation
Spectrum Birth’s Placenta Encapsulation Services are offered exclusively to our clients upon request.
What is it?
Placenta Encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into capsules. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits—especially right after giving birth. The placenta contains high levels of prostaglandin which stimulates involution (a shrinking or return to a former size) of the uterus. The placenta also contains small amounts of oxytocin which eases birth stress and causes the smooth muscles around the mammary cells to contract and eject milk.
How is it prepared?
Julia has been certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to prepare placentas for encapsulation. Here is how the process works:
- Spectrum Birth provides a placenta transport kit to your birth team.
- The Doctor puts the placenta in a biohazard bag which is surrounded by ice and placed in the transport kit.
- The transport kit goes directly to the mother’s home refrigerator
- Julia comes to your home and prepares her working space
- She will then begin the two-day process by first gently cleaning and steaming the placenta with lemon and ginger
- Once it has cooled, it is dehydrated at 105 degrees for 8-12 hours, finely ground, and then placed into vegetable capsules
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