Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners and herbalist, have utilized the placenta as a healing remedy for thousands of years. The placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine – a ‘full of life force’ organ that should be consumed to support healing after birth.
The method of placenta preparation used, is Inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and follows the preparation of lightly steaming the placenta before dehydration. Organic ingredients are steamed together with the placenta to help aid in digestion, and promote warming for the mother/birth parent. The placenta is then thinly sliced, dehydrated, and ground into a fine powder. The powder is then placed into capsules.
Traditional method Benefits:
Dehydrating the placenta, sustains essential nutrients and make the beneficial properties of the placenta more available.
Steaming first will destroy any viruses or pathogens that might be present, making it safer for consumption.
Increased energy levels
Helps increase milk supply and nutritional quality of the milk
Prevention of postpartum depression and the “baby blues”
Faster postpartum healing
Replenishes your body’s stores of iron
Basic Placenta Package $250
- Prenatal consultation and logistics planning
- Pick up and drop off services
- All materials and supplies
- Approximately 80-125 prepared placenta capsules
- Placenta preparation and encapsulation
- Umbilical cord keepsake
- 30 minute postpartum visit to discuss dosage, storage, and self-care
If you live outside of Cumberland County, there is an additional fee for time and mileage. You can avoid an extra fee by arranging your own transportation with us. Shipping is also an option.
Placenta Tincture $35
(Only available with purchase of encapsulation services)
Placenta tinctures are another way to utilize the beneficial components of your placenta. A tincture is made by taking a very small portion of the placenta and placing it in high grade drinking alcohol. This mixture is then kept in a cool, dark environment for 6 weeks. The final product is a very potent tincture. It can have more alcohol added in the future to continue the beneficial properties. Placenta tincture is useful for hormonal balancing and in extending your placenta therapy.
Complete instructions are provided when services are rendered.
Umbilical Keepsakes: Each keepsake is a small piece of the umbilical cord dehydrated into either a spiral, letter of the baby’s first name, or heart shape.