Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it sanitary to encapsulate my Placenta?


Our placenta encapsulation specialist are fully trained and certified through IPPA. We adhere to OSHA food safety standards and our placenta encapsulation specialist have successfully completed training in Bloodborne Pathogens. All of our supplies and work spaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each step using an EPA-approved disinfectant.

  • What is the process you use?

We offer P.E. in either the TCM-style method (lightly steamed) or the Raw preparation method.  We are always willing to discuss this with you to help you decide which method is best for your needs.

  • When do you start the process?

The process begins within 12 hours after the birth. Our turn around time for completing the process is 48 hours. That way you can begin taking them by day 3, which is when many women experience a natural hormonal drop. 


A tradition reborn

The known composition that give the placenta its proposed healing properties are:

  • Gonadatropins:   the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
  • Prolactin:   promotes lactation
  • Oxytocin:   to decrease pain and increase bonding in mother and infant
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone:   boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events
  • Cortisone:   combats stress and unlocks energy stores
  • Interferon:   stimulates the immune system to protect against infections
  • Prostaglandins:   anti-inflammatory
  • Iron:   replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition
  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII:   stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
  • Gammaglobulin:   immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections


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Package options

Our basic encapsulation package is $225.00

The $100.00 deposit is due at the time of contract signing and saves your spot on my calendar. The remainder is due by the time of birth. You will receive your capsules in a jar with recommended usage label and a special keepsake of your baby's cord is included.

Optional add-ons: 

  • Tincture $25.00
  • Salve $25.00
  • Ink print of your placenta (food-safe dye) $10.00

 A Mother's Touch offers Placenta Encapsulation as an easy and flavorless way to safely consume your placenta.  

The potential benefits of placental consumption include:  

  •  Decreased lochia flow
  •  reduced risk of postpartum depression and baby blues
  •  reduced risk of postpartum hemorrhage
  •  replenishment of iron levels
  •  increased and enriched milk supply
  •  increased energy

 At AMT doulas, we offer the client the choice between encapsulation in your home, or our designated prep space. We believe that the placenta can be prepared safely and honestly regardless of the preparation location and that the client is capable of making the choice between encapsulation in your own home, or ours. 

Our Placenta Encapsulation Specialist treats each placenta with the respect and honor it deserves.