Placenta Encapsulation

Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life. — Ina May Gaskin

The placenta is the lifeblood of the baby, faithfully supplying fluids, nutrients and oxygen as your little one grows in utero. For thousands of years Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has thought of the placenta as a powerful and invaluable part of the postpartum healing process. Full of Qi: Life Energy the placenta aids in postpartum wellness by replenishing your body with natural iron, protein and helps balance essential hormones in your system.

Placenta encapsulation involves carefully preparing the placenta after birth using the Traditional Chinese Medicine Method.

The placenta is lovingly returned to the mother to take as a nourishing daily supplement. This beautiful organ nourishes a baby throughout pregnancy and can help nourish the mother post birth.

Your placenta will be picked up from your home within a few hours notice.  Delivery of the encapsulated placenta will be delivered to your home within 48 hours following pick up.

Traditional Chinese Method

  • Pickup from your home
  • Delivery to your home

*Plus HST


Eases and encourages positive bonding
Decreases postpartum bleeding
Increases and supports lactation
Reduces the risk of postpartum depression

Restores energy and reduces fatigue
Decreases the chances of insomnia and sleep disorders
Encourages hormones to stabilize and regulate
Increases iron intake

Preparation Methods

Traditional Chinese Method (TCM)

This is the oldest known and most commonly used preparation. Your placenta is carefully rinsed, steamed with ginger and lemon, and then dehydrated. Once dehydrated, the placenta is finely ground into a powder and placed in vegetarian capsules. In Chinese theory, the raw placenta is considered cold yin energy and therefore unsuitable for postpartum healing. The placenta is therefore steamed to add heat (yang) energy helping to bring out its nourishing and toning properties making it healing for the uterus.

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