To encapsulate your placenta, I begin by thoroughly rinsing it, and trimming away the umbilical cord* and setting it aside. I then steam your placenta gently for about 30 minutes, and after allowing it to cool for a few minutes, I slice it thinly. I lay it in trays to dehydrate it in a food dehydrator where it will sit for 18-24 hours. Once it is thoroughly dry, I grind it into a powder using a food mill, and I then put it into vegetarian capsules. The process takes me 2-3 days.
The umbilical cord* makes a lovely keepsake, and a great way to remember the special connection to your babe. I will rinse, spiral, dehydrate and package it for you. This service is complimentary and included with each encapsulation.
I always observe safe handling procedures such as wearing non-latex gloves and using sterile, independent equipment. I follow Universal Precautions and the standards set forth by OSHA for Bloodbourne Pathogens (I even teach a class to doulas about this!).
To learn about the benefits of placenta encapsulation click here.
Cost for encapsulation in my dedicated space: $85 (pickup and delivery fee* not included)
Discounts available for students, military families, and public school teachers. Free services available for surrogate and teen parents!
Cost for encapsulation in your home: $225 (This includes drive time within the Denver Metro/Boulder areas. An additional fee may be included beyond that zone.)
Add On Services
$10 – Smaller Capsules; Size 1.
I use a Size 0 vegetarian capsule. This is smaller than the Size 00 capsules that many folks use, because personally, the 00 is too big for me. That said, the Size 0 may still be to large for some folks, so I offer a smaller, Size 1 Capsule option. This takes longer to encapsulate, so I charge a bit extra for this. Click here to see a capsule size chart
$5 – Berry flavored gelatin capsules
This option is great for folks who have a hard time swallowing pills; or are concerned about the flavor or small of the placenta. These are gelatin capsules – kosher, but definitely not vegetarian.
- $5 – Basic set of images, sent from my Android phone to your phone or email
- $10 – Paper-Set of 6 prints; 3 prints of each side on watercolor paper
- $15 – Canvas-The above set of 6 prints, PLUS a pair of prints on 8X10 canvas panels
Gift Certificates are available!
What else would you like to see offered? I’d love to hear!