Niagara Doula

Providing Experienced Doula Services in Buffalo & WNY

Placenta Encapsulation $225

Placenta encapsulation is the process of preparing a mother's placenta by separating the umbilical cord from the placenta, rinsing and draining maternal and fetal blood, steaming, dehydrating and powdering the placenta to be placed in capsules.  The purpose of placenta capsules is to reintroduce beneficial vitamins, minerals, hormones, and other nutrients following labor and birth. Research indicates it may also assist in the prevention of postpartum depression, increase milk production, shorten healing time, increase maternal energy levels, and provide a feeling of well being.  Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by research, but have not been evaluated or regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.  The capsules are intended for ingestion only by the mother who has birthed the placenta.  I am currently a trained Independent Placenta Services Provider in Buffalo and WNY. I am OSHA trained and hold a certification in Blood Born Pathogen and Sanitation. I follow the IPSP Code of Ethical Conduct and the strictest OSHA & EPA guidelines for cleanliness and sterilization and comply with the latest (2011) USDA safe dehydration protocols.  I maintain dedicated equipment & space for placenta encapsulation and have training in safe food handling & preparation.