Placenta Encapsulation

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The placenta is perfectly created by your body to nourish your baby during pregnancy. Nearly all mammals consume their placenta after giving birth in order to retain the important nutrients and hormones. Placenta encapsulation allows you all the benefits of the placenta in a more palatable way.

Labor of Love provides placenta encapsulation services to mothers all over the state of Georgia. If you live within the metro Atlanta area, we pick up your placenta within 18 hours of you giving birth. The capsules are returned to you within 24 hours. If you live outside of the metro Atlanta area, we provide you with a shipping kit specifically designed to transport your placenta safely. Your capsules are then priority mailed back to you once encapsulation is complete.

Melanie has a degree in Biology and holds both a Bloodborne Pathogen Certification, and a Georgia Food Handler’s Certification. She also has a dedicated lab area for the preparation of your placenta so cross contamination does not occur. By the end of 2018, she had completed over 1300 encapsulations.

Consuming the placenta has been known to:

  • Balance your hormones
  • Decrease the incidence of postpartum depression
  • Increase energy and facilitates a faster recovery from birth
  • Lessen postpartum bleeding
  • Help your milk production

We offer two different methods of Encapsulation:

High-potency Encapsulation (Recommended)

The High-Potency Method involves drying the raw placenta at a low temperature, keeping a high level of the hormones and nutrients, and leaving the enzymes intact. These placenta pills are known to have more of a “kick”– they contain a higher hormone content than the traditional pills. Mothers often report experiencing a large energy boost when taking them. These can be taken in a smaller dosage, one in the morning and an optional dose in the afternoon or as needed. This method produces more pills and is taken at a smaller dosage, allowing you to enjoy the benefits over a longer period of time.

TCM Encapsulation

Inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the TCM Method involves steaming the placenta, dehydrating it at a low temperature for several hours, then grinding it into powder form and putting the powder into capsules. TCM placenta pills offer a steady dose of hormones and nutrients. It is often taken as a high dose the first week, and then steadily decreased over the next couple weeks as your hormones balance. While we recommend the high-potency encapsulation, we continue to provide TCM encapsulation to mothers who value the original methodology, though it will produce fewer pills which need to be taken more frequently to achieve the same effect.

Other placenta services offered include:

Placenta smoothie

If you’re up for it, a smoothie is a great way to take advantage of the placenta’s benefits at the time of birth. When I come to pick up your placenta I can cut off a small chunk of the placenta and make a delicious frozen fruit smoothie in your room for you. You will not taste the placenta in it.

Placenta tincture

A tincture is a great way to extend the life of your placenta remedy. The tincture is a small bottle containing a piece of the placenta in vodka, which is left to ferment for at least six weeks. After that the mother can take it during times of transition or stress, returning menstrual cycles, and menopause. The tincture can also be used by the biological mother and daughters of the birthing mother, and by the baby. Specific dosage instructions are included upon delivery.

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For more information regarding placenta encapsulation contact Delandra Vinson at delandra@alaboroflove.org

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose or treat any disorder

Melanie Belk is an independent contractor and Labor of Love does not accept any liability.