Frequently Asked Questions 2018-07-03T16:13:41+00:00

Placenta Encapsulation FAQ

  1. How long have you been encapsulating placentas?
    • I have been encapsulating placentas since 2009
  2. What process do you use to encapsulate placentas?
    • I encapsulate using the TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) inspired method of draining the blood, steaming with herbs for natural preservation and warming properties, dehydrating, then grinding for encapsulation.
  3. Have you taken the Bloodborne pathogen training in accordance with OSHA?
    • I initially took the Bloodborne pathogen training course at The Farm in 2010, and have been updating my certification yearly. I also have my Food Safe certificate.
  4. What training specific to placenta encapsulation have you taken?
    • I took the Placenta Encapsulator training through Placenta Benefits. My knowledge of placenta encapsulation comes from my PBi training, extensive research of medical and scientific based studies, reading, and of course information sharing with fellow encapsulators and women much more experienced than myself in the field. I strongly believe that knowledge passed down from wise women is essential when it comes to any sort of birth work.
  5. Where will you be encapsulating my placenta?
    • I will be encapsulating your placenta in my home.¬†When it comes to encapsulating placentas, I ensure that the environment is sterilized and free from all contaminants. I use disposable items when possible (like cutting mat, dehydrator mat, apron, gloves of course), and everything else is sterile. All reusable tools are sterilized between every placenta.
  6. Do you have vegetable based caps available? (if you’re vegan)
    • Yes, I can use gel-caps or vegan caps
  7. How do I store my placenta after birth until you pick it up?
    • I will drop off a placenta storage kit prior to the birth of your baby, and all the storage instructions will be with it. You will be provided with a ziploc, an air tight container, a cooler and instructions.
  8. Wait, you do pick up, right?
    • Definitely! Let me know when you go in to labour and then again when you are ready to have the placenta picked up. Pick up in Calgary is included in the cost of encapsulation. If you are outside of the city limits, there is surcharge.
  9. When can I expect to receive my placenta back in pill form?
    • Once I start the process, I will have your pills ready in 24 hours.