Why are women choosing to include their placenta to their birth plan instead of leaving it behind?
Your placenta is made by you for you and is full of wonderful hormones that help support you in postpartum and beyond. The placenta is an organ that grows on the uterus wall during pregnancy. It provides your baby with nutrients, blood, and oxygen and filters out waste.
Placenta encapsulation is a process in which, immediately following the birth of your baby, your placenta is taken, cleaned, dehydrated, and ground into a coarse powder. The powder is then placed into small capsules that look like any other vitamin or supplement we might take. The capsules are then given to the mother to take over the next few weeks or months after the birth.
When considering placenta encapsulation, you want to know that the person you hire is professional, trained, and fully vetted!! At Boise Birth Village we provide just that! Our specialists follow a very strict professional and safety protocol throughout the entire encapsulation process. Specializing in the RAW method or Gentle/TCM (Traditional Chinese Method) of preparing capsules, tinctures, and salves, you can take comfort in knowing that your Placenta Specialist is trained in Universal Precautions, in handling blood borne pathogens, sterilization and infection prevention.
BBV Placenta Specialists abide by all local health department guidelines for food preparation and safety protocols.
Our Encapsulation Specialist:
Offering placenta encapsulation for Boise and the surrounding areas. I use the Raw Encapsulation method of dehydrating and encapsulating the placenta as well as the Gentle Method of steaming and dehydrating the placenta. I only use BPA-free, glass containers for your pills and vegan capsules that are free of gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, and animal products. I also offer wonderful placenta tinctures and placental salves.