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PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

RESTORE AND HEAL YOUR BODY AFTER BIRTH

Serving local families since 2015.
Based in Lennox Head near Byron Bay.

More and more women are choosing to consume their placenta to enjoy a healthier, happier postpartum.

Your placenta is the wonderful organ that nourishes your baby throughout pregnancy. But it also has an important job to do after birth.

The long months of pregnancy, and birth itself can be a strain on a woman’s body. At birth a substantial amount of blood is lost, vitamins and minerals take a sudden drop in her system, affecting the new Mama physically and emotionally.

Eighty percent of new Mama’s experience a mild postnatal mood disorder, aka ‚Äėthe baby blues‚Äô in the first few weeks after having a baby.

Taking your placenta in capsule form is an easy way to naturally replenish these nutrients and rebalance your hormones, giving you the best start to motherhood.

‚ÄĚGiving‚Ķplacenta to a new mother following birth has become standard protocol among a growing number of midwives in the United States.¬†By nourishing the blood and fluids, endocrine glands and organs, Placenta will ‚Ķreduce or stop postpartum bleeding, speed up recovery, boost energy and relieve postpartum blues.‚ÄĚ (Homes, Peter. 1993. Jade Remedies, Snow Lotus Press, 352.)

THE BENEFITS

Mamas who take placenta capsules report:

  • A boost in energy levels
  • Increased iron levels
  • Increased & enriched milk supply
  • Balanced moods & hormones
  • Decreased incidence of the baby blues
  • Decreased incidence of postnatal depression
  • Increased effectiveness of mother-infant bonding
  • Reduced post-natal bleeding
  • Uterus returns to size more quickly
  • Faster recovery from birth
  • General improvement in health and vitality

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

The placenta is composed of beneficial hormones, chemicals, iron, and proteins. These healing substances include:

Gonadotrophin –¬†precursor to¬†oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone –¬†Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.
Prolactin¬†–¬†promotes lactation.
Oxytocin Рproduced during breastfeeding to promote healthy bonding between mother and baby.
Interferon¬†–¬†stimulates the immune system to protect against infection.
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone¬†–¬†boosts energy and aids in recovery of stressful events.
Cortisone¬†–¬†releases energy stores and helps with stress.
Prostaglandins¬†–¬†anti-inflammatory.
Haemoglobin¬†–¬†replenishes iron deficiencies and¬†anaemia.
Gamma-globulin¬†–¬†boosts immune system and protects against postpartum infection.
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor X111¬†–¬†stops bleeding and enhances healing of wounds.

Growth Factors¬†–¬†in the form of cytokines and hormones that stimulate cellular growth. They have¬†anti-inflammatory properties, aid blood circulation, wound tissue healing and have an analgesic effect.
Placenta Stem Cells¬†–¬†provide the new cells for regeneration of tissue and growth factors enhance their ability to multiply much faster.

Vitamins and Minerals
Iron¬†–¬†essential for absorption of oxygen in the cells needed for repair.
Vitamin B6 –¬†promotes the production of red blood cells, aids in normal functioning of the brain. Helps in the making of antibodies, keeping the immune system strong.
Vitamins A, D, E, K
Vitamins C, B complex

Placenta remedies are the best thing a new Mama can give back to her body post birth.

Please note: Placenta capsules are a nutritional supplement and not a cure for postnatal depression. PND is a serious condition that must be monitored by a professional. The information on this page has not been evaluated by the TGA. The services I offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilise the services on this page take full responsibility for researching and using the remedies at their own risk.

Read Research studies supporting Placenta Encapsulation in the RESEARCH section

PREPARATION

Mama’s Medicine offers you a choice of ¬†2 preparation methods for your encapsulation:

Steamed¬†or ‘Raw Start’ Method¬†of Placental Encapsulation.

Steamed Method  Р$340

The placenta is considered a powerful and sacred healing medicine since 1578. Tried and true, steamed preparation is the most common method of encapsulation.

The placenta is cleaned and then gently steamed with warming herbs; myrrh¬†and ginger – this¬†is a crucial part of making this placenta medicine. These warming qualities are believed to help heal from the inside out – rebuilding blood, chi and slowly increasing the body’s endocrine functions.

After steaming, the placenta is thinly sliced and dehydrated at a low temperature until completely dry, then ground and placed into gluten free, vegetarian capsules.

This method offers a softer energy, ideal for those who suffer anxiety.

‘Raw Start’ Method – $350

Some people believe that steaming the placenta may damage vital hormones and nutrients.

Based on principles of the Raw Food Diet, the placenta is not steamed but sliced raw and dehydrated for a longer amount of time. Maximum vital hormones, enzymes and nutrients are retained this way due to less processing (no steaming). The dry strips are then ground into powder and placed into gluten free, vegetarian capsules.

Raw capsules have quite a strong energy, and tends to need small doses.

Please Note: If someone has requested Raw preparation, but the placenta was more than 2 hours at room temp before going on ice, or there was meconium present then I would strongly recommend the TCM method.

Taking your placenta in capsules is convenient, tasteless and preserves the nutrients you have been building during your pregnancy so you can enjoy the ongoing benefits for months, or even years.

Tip: Any leftover (steamed) capsules will last indefinitely if stored in the back of the freezer.  Take when your cycle returns, when you need a pick-me-up, or save for future stressful transitions, i.e. menopause or returning to work.

The vitamins, minerals & hormones in the capsules are extremely bioavailable Рthey are easily absorbed by the body because they are completely natural and were created uniquely by you, for you.

HYGIENE & SAFETY

Amy performs Placenta Encapsulation in a dedicated placenta specific workplace (see picture above). Equipment and workspace is thoroughly disinfected before and after each use with Viraclean medical-grade disinfectant and an industrial grade bleach soak. Most of her supplies are disposable/single use and all equipment meets food grade standards.

Amy adheres to strict hygiene standards and holds current certificates in OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Transmission/Infection Prevention and Hygiene for Food Handlers.

Handling with respect РThe placenta is a precious and sacred organ, therefore Amy ensures only positive thoughts and peaceful energy are present, focusing completely on the task to ensure a smooth and safe encapsulation process.

Only one placenta is ever processed at a time. One in, one out!

SERVICE

As a Mama of three little ones, Amy knows how special this time is.  Her service is set-up to be simple and discreet so you and your family can relax and enjoy your precious hours after birth.

Once you have done your research and made the choice to encapsulate your precious placenta, you are ready to make your booking!

Step 1

Complete the contact form below and a booking package will be emailed to you.

Step 2

Lodge the forms and pay the full amount or a deposit of $50 to secure your space.

Step 3

Regarding pickup of your placenta and drop off of the capsules:

Placenta Pickup Option 1) Amy will be on call to pickup your placenta from baby’s birth place between 8am-8pm. Incurs an additional travel fee (please see list of travel fees below).

Capsule Delivery Options:
a) You arrange a relative/friend to pickup your capsules from Amy at Skennars Head.
b) Amy can hand deliver the capsules to you (incurs a travel fee see list below)
c) Amy can express post your package to you with a signature on delivery. Incurs an additional $20 fee.

Placenta Pickup Option 2) If you have a relative/friend who could drop your placenta off to Amy’s home in Skennars Head (near Lennox Head) within 48hours of the birth and pick up the capsules 2 days later the fee is reduced, which comes to to $320 all in all.

Please let Amy know which option you would prefer.

List of travel fees per round trip :
Lismore Base Hospital $70
Byron Hospital $50
Bangalow $50
Ballina $25
Brunswick Heads $60
Suffolk Park $40
Lennox $15

Please note: your placenta must be put on ice as soon as possible (within 30minutes) to prevent bacteria from growing. You will need to provide an esky/cooler bag & X4 large ice bricks to take to hospital with you.

Step 4

Your Mama’s Medicine will be delivered to you approximately 48 hours later.

Feel free to contact Amy any time you need.

Amy will endeavour to be on call for you around your EDD.

Please note: as birth is unpredictable there is a chance Amy might not be available to pick up your placenta within 5 hours of birth. You will need your midwife or partner to follow the guidelines (enclosed in your booking package) regarding cooling times and storage, until Amy can collect your placenta.

FEES AND SERVICES

Steamed/Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method - $340 plus travel fee OR $320 self drop & collect

The¬†placenta¬†is¬†considered¬†a¬†powerful¬†and¬†sacred¬†medicine,¬†a¬†‚Äėfull¬†of¬†life¬†force‚Äô¬†organ¬†in¬†China¬†and¬†has¬†been¬†documented¬†as¬†a healing¬†medicine¬†since¬†1578.
Steaming the placenta with herbs is a crucial part of making this placenta medicine. This method offers a softer energy. (For more info see PREPARATION section above)

Raw Dehydrated Method - $350 plus travel fee OR $320 self drop & collect

Retains maximum vital hormones and nutrients in the placenta, due to less processing (no steaming). The placenta is sliced raw and then heated to food safety temperatures in the dehydrator. This method offers quite a strong energy.

MAMA'S Placenta Tincture, 200mls - $90 delivered OR $70 self collect

Please note:¬†this remedy takes minimum 6 weeks until it’s ready.

Tinctures are a great way to continue using the benefits of your placenta after the placenta pills are gone.

Made using a small piece of placenta steeped over 6 weeks in Absolut Vodka. The result is essentially a homeopathic remedy that can be used during times of emotional and mental instability. Beneficial for all kinds of hormonal balancing including PMS and menopause.

Tip: For mums that have left over capsules, I suggest the safest way to keep them for menopause is to make a tincture from them.

I offer instructions on how to DIY upon request.

Complementary Keepsakes

  • Umbilical cord – ¬†dried in the shape of a wreath or spiral – an everlasting symbol of the physical connection a mother had with her child.
  • Tree of Life print – an artistic blood print of your baby‚Äôs placenta tree.
  • Photos of your placenta sent to you via text – so you can marvel at the miraculous organ that nourished and sustained your baby in the womb.
Gift Vouchers – perfect for baby showers.
Note: Most cultures like to bury the placenta, returning the nutrients and its sacred energy back to Mother Earth, ‘in gratitude for the gift of fertility and the birth of the baby.’ ¬†If you wish to make a lovely burial ritual please let me know and I will return the cord & membranes, either dehydrated or fresh, as you wish.¬†
We would love as many women as possible to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. If finances are holding you back, please contact Amy. There are ways to save on the cost, such as having a friend or family member transport the placenta in the cooler to Amy.

Please contact me if you would like a quote.

Note: You are welcome to arrange someone to drop off your placenta and pick up your package from me in Lennox Head to reduce the cost or avoid a travel fee. I can also courier your package to you.  If you have any Travel fee questions please call/text/email Amy. 

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CONTACT

After you’ve made your decision to encapsulate your placenta and you are ready to make a booking, please email me and I will send out a Booking Form and¬†a Placenta Care form for your midwife.

With the lodgement of your forms, a deposit must be made of a minimum of $50 to hold your space.

Please feel free to engage with me via email or phone conversations as you need, I will be happy to shine a light on any concerns you may have.

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