Placenta encapsulation is the process of having your placenta collected after birth, dehydrated, ground up and made into capsules, a bit like vitamin pills.

 
 
 

Why do it?

Recognised benefits of ingesting the placenta include:

  • a reduction in blood loss following birth, which in turn results in a reduction in loss of iron
  • increased energy levels after birth
  • an increase in milk production
  • an improvement in post-birth healing, including a reduction in hair loss
  • a reduction in dramatic mood swings as hormone levels are balanced out
  • less likelihood of developing postnatal depression, or suffering from the Baby Blues
 
 
 

What happens?

If you are interested in finding out more, or making a booking, please email me and I will send you a detailed information sheet explaining the benefits of all the different products, and describing what you need to do in advance of the birth. When you go into labour, you let me know by text. When the placenta arrives, you let me know again, and I will come to collect it from wherever your baby was born, as soon as possible, usually within a few hours. I take the placenta home, dehydrate it, grind it into a powder, encapsulate it and return it to you by post within a couple of days. If you have ordered any other products, these will be returned to you at the same time, or whenever they are ready.

 

 
 

Placenta Products available:

  • placenta capsules
  • placenta smoothie
  • placenta homeopathic remedies
  • placenta prints
  • placenta tincture
  • placenta essence
  • placenta balm
  • placenta cream
  • baby care cream

Each order also comes with an umbilical cord keepsake.

The minimum order is for capsules. Any other products can be added to this order if required.

 

Cost:

Placenta encapsulation prices start at £175, with discounts available if booking placenta services alongside birth doula services. Full price list of all other placenta products available on our Prices page.

If you would like a booking form or information sheet, please contact me on sarah@birthbabybalance.co.uk.

 

 
 

Area covered:

I provide these services to women across Oxfordshire, whether they are having their babies at home or at the John Radcliffe in Oxford, the Horton in Banbury or one of the birth centres in Chipping Norton, Wantage or Wallingford. I can also collect placentas from Swindon, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Reading, the West Midlands and Worcester.

 

More Info:

To read more testimonials about the service we offer, click here.

To provide this service, I trained with the Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network (IPEN), and have certification in Infection Control of Blood Borne Pathogens and Food Hygiene and Safety.

If you are interested in finding out more about placenta encapsulation, please take a look at the Placenta Remedies Network.