Placenta Encapsulation

Eating one’s own placenta after childbirth is said to have incredible healing properties.  Animals have been doing it since time began and the process has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

Whilst it’s not exactly considered mainstream (the good stuff never is!), placenta ingestion is now becoming more accessible for Western women.  But never fear, you don’t have to sit down to a big meal!  You can ‘eat’ your placenta in the same way you would take your daily vitamins - in a capsule!  The encapsulation process involves drying and powdering your placenta, and then filling capsules with the powder. All you need to do is pop a couple of capsules each day!

The benefits of placenta encapsulation are:

  • Reduction in the risk of postpartum depression and the 'baby blues'
  • Regulation and stabilization of hormones
  • Replenishment of iron levels which can also assist in prevention of postnatal anaemia
  • Replenishment of vitamin B and improvement in energy levels
  • Assistance in the establishment of a healthy milk supply and increased milk production
  • Improvement and assistance in post birth recovery and lessening of postnatal bleeding
  • Provide a consistent flow of oxytocin long after your birth euphoria ends

Avoiding the Baby Blues!

Your placenta contains your own natural hormones and is perfectly made for you, by you! Experts agree that the placenta retains hormones that can be beneficial, many months and years after childbirth. Reintroducing these hormones to your system in a consistent flow is believed to balance postnatal hormonal fluctuations, which is a leading cause for the ‘Baby Blues’.

The Placenta Package

Acacia Wellness offers Traditional Chinese Medicine and Raw methods for encapsulation, as well as Homeopathic Tinctures, Placenta Prints and Cord Keepsakes.

As part of the package, in addition to your placenta capsules and/or tincture you will receive:

  • Placenta print – a print of your placenta on art quality paper
  • Cord keepsake – shaping and drying of the cord for you to keep or plant
  • Instructions for the collection of your placenta, dosages and contraindications
  • Personalised service and delivery - Acacia Wellness will collect your placenta and deliver your remedies back to you in person. We do not use a courier company.
  • Confidence that your capsules are being prepared by a Certified PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist who follows strict OSHA guidelines and is trained in food safety handling


 

Placenta Encapsulation FAQ's

What is placenta encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the process of turning a mother’s placenta into capsules. Traditional Chinese Medicine has used this medicine and remedy for centuries. Many women are now rediscovering the amazing benefits of this natural medicine to support them through their postnatal period.

To receive all the powerful health benefits from your placenta, you don’t have to actually eat it. The encapsulation process involves drying, powdering & filling capsules so all you need to do is take a few capsules each day!

 

What is the process to encapsulate my placenta?

There are two different options when encapsulating a placenta; Raw & Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The placenta is drained, flushed and cleaned, removing as much foetal and maternal blood as possible.

The Traditional Chinese Medicine method involves gently steaming the placenta, in a sterilised pot.

The Raw Method involves trimming off the placenta membranes.

Then both methods require the placenta to be thinly sliced using sterile instruments.

The sliced placenta is then placed on sterilised trays and dehydrated for 10-16 hours.

Using sterilised metal blades your dehydrated placenta is then ground finely, this powder is then inserted into vegan capsules which are placed in an Amber glass jar.

 

Why choose one method over another?

The Traditional Chinese Medicine method (TCM) has been used for centuries & based on the principals of TCM this provides a warming medicine to the body as the placenta has been steamed. When prescribing medicine TCM practitioners determine if the body requires cooling or warming, the post-partum period is considered a time when the mother needs a warming remedy. Although, cooling remedies may be beneficial for 48 hours immediately after birth.

Those that follow a raw food diet may before the raw method based on the belief that raw foods are more nutrient dense.

It is completely up to you which method you would prefer to use & I would be happy to discuss the options further with you.

 

What is the homeopathic tincture?

A tincture is alcohol with medicinal plant properties in it, in this case dried placenta. The process of creating a tincture pulls those medicinal properties from the inside of the placenta and preserves them in a liquid form that we can easily ingest. This is great for extending the benefits of your placenta well beyond your capsules finishing.

 

What do I receive from the service?

As well as your placenta capsules &/or tincture you will receive:

  • Placenta print – a print of your placenta on art quality paper
  • Cord keepsake – shaping & drying of the cord for you to keep or plant
  • Instructions for the collection of your placenta, dosages & contraindications
  • Acacia Wellness will collect your placenta & deliver your remedies back to you, I do not use a courier company
  • Confidence that your capsules are being prepared by a Certified PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist who follows strict OSHA guidelines & trained in food safety handling
  • I am also always available for any support or questions

What areas so you service?

I service areas right across Melbourne, particularly the Mornington Peninsula & Bayside, areas through Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Private & The Bays. I have also provided services at Cabrini, The Women's, Freemasons, St Vincents, The Mercy, Monash Clayton, Jesse Macpherson, Sandringham, Mitcham, St John of God Berwick, Casey, The Angliss, Peninsula Private, Box Hill, Knox Private & Leongatha Hospitals.

 If you are unsure if I service your area please contact me to confirm.

 

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