Contact Free Placenta Encapsulation Service
Starting at $275 in the Fort Worth Hospital District (zip code 76104 - Harris Downtown, Baylor All Saints, JPS, Fort Worth Birthing and Wellness Center)
$10 additional for placenta print on acid free paper (We only use the blood from your placenta. No dyes, paint or food coloring.)
Contact for pricing more than 25 miles outside 76104
We keep it simple for you!!
We supply everything - We pick up your placenta and deliver the completed and dry capsules back to you.
The only thing we need from you is payment, your signed contract and a text on the day you give birth! We do the rest.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that placenta consumption may help with:
- hormone regulation
- mood swings
- reduced rates of baby blues and postpartum depression (if you are diagnosed with PPD, please see your doctor. This is not a cure, it is just one step as a preventive measure.)
- energy levels
- postpartum bleeding
- milk production
- iron levels
- Encapsulation will take place at your preferred location.
- We provide EVERYTHING needed to encapsulate. You do not have to provide anything but the placenta.
- Encapsulation is at least a 2 day process.
- You can ingest your capsules immediately upon completion.
We keep it simple for you.
The only thing we need from you is payment, your completed form and a text on the day you give birth! We do the rest.
Here are the EASY steps to placenta encapsulation!!
- We will provide a transport kit.
- (a small disposable cooler bag, 3 gallon size zip lock bags and packing instructions. (Placenta must be placed on ice or in a fridge within 4 hours of delivery. Use two bags for the placenta, press out the extra air and place it on the bottom of the cooler, use the 3rd bag to fill with ice at the hospital. Ice goes on top)
- Call or text between 8 am - 9 pm to let us know when you're at the hospital/birth center and again when you've delivered.
- We will come pick up your kit from the hospital/birth center and return completed capsules to you within 1-3 days!
- (If you choose to have us encapsulate the placenta in your home, you will take it home, place it in your fridge and give us instructions on when to get started. We will need to return the following day to finish up. This is a 2 day process, about 2 hours the first day and 1 hour the second)
EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY MADE ARRANGEMENTS, AND ARE DECIDING LAST MINUTE, GIVE US A CALL!
We are located in the hospital district of Fort Worth (right across from Harris downtown) and can come grab it with little to no notice.
The Actual process
- Surfaces are cleaned and sanitized to food handling specifications. Counters are covered in plastic wrap, a disposable cutting board is placed over the plastic wrap, covered with an absorbent "chux" pads. All supplies are carefully laid out and counted as nothing is reused, everything that can be thrown out, is. We strictly adhere to OSHA guidelines and "universal precautions".
- The specialist wears personal protection gear. Gloves, head covering, mask, shoe covers, and eye protection.
- Once everything is sanitized and laid out, the placenta is carefully brought out, taken out of the bag and inspected. If the client chooses to have a print made, we only use the blood in the bag. We do not add any harmful paint or artificial food coloring. We may remove a layer of the amniotic sac for a clearer print, and use acid free paper. We take a lot of pride in making the most ascetically pleasing print possible. (placentas that have been previously frozen do not work as well)
- The remaining umbilical cord is cut off, as is the rest of the amnion and chorion. The placenta is gently rinsed under cool water to remove blood clots. We gently milk out as much blood as possible so we are only left with the "meat" of the placenta.
- Previously we steamed the placenta in a steamer pot but because of the mess and cost of replacing corroded and pitted steamers and pots, we have switched to sous vide. (the placenta is completely contained in a bag and cooked in a water bath eliminating the risk of cross contamination. The sous vide takes longer but is a much cleaner and more controlled cooking temperature, resulting in a more consistent product. We are very excited about this change! And the only mess will be inside the bag, tossed away with no trace left. )
- Once the sous vide is finished (30-60 minutes), we place the placenta back on the disposable cutting board. It is thinly sliced and placed on the sanitized dehydrator where it will stay for 12-24 hours. (We also place your cord keepsake on the dehydrator at this time)
- Trash is disposed of and the kitchen is cleaned and sanitized.
- Kitchen surfaces are cleaned and sanitized according to food handling guidelines and personal protection gear is worn. Counters are covered in plastic wrap and supplies are carefully counted. Anything extra (gloves, capsules, paper towels, etc.) on the counter when the placenta comes out, is thrown away if unused to avoid cross contamination)
- We set up capsule makers, and use vegan - vegetable cellulose capsules to prep 100 capsules before taking the placenta off the dehydrator.
- Once everything is ready, the dried placenta is placed in a sanitized blender and ground down to a fine powder. The powder is placed on the capsule makers and capped. We are careful to salvage as much powder as possible for the highest yield. (see video below!) We also place your cord keepsake into a small bag at this time.
- We repeat this process until all the powder is in the capsules and capped. Full term babies (placentas) yield between 70-110 capsules...bigger placentas make more capsules! (usually with a bigger baby)
- Capsules are individually wiped off before being placed into the jar.
- Once again, everything that can be thrown away is. Capsule makers, blender parts and dehydrator trays are washed, soaked and sanitized between use.
- We deliver your magic capsules to your house (or the hospital if you are still there) Guidelines are on the bottle!!
DAY 2, Making capsules time lapse
- The number one reason we cannot encapsulate is due to chorioamnionitis, in 2 - 4% of term births. (a bacterial infection that occurs before or during labor. Symptoms are fever, rapid heart rate, discolored or foul smelling uterine discharge, uterine tenderness, most common with prolonged rupture of membranes) You and baby will be treated with antibiotics in the hospital.
- We CAN encapsulate with cesarean births, with meconium, with medicated births.
- All capsules used are vegan and gluten free. (made with vegetable cellulose)
- The equipment we use has been carefully chosen for safety. We use dehydrators with the fan on top to minimize the risk of cross contamination. Dehydrators with the fan on bottom cannot be properly cleaned as particles will naturally fall to the bottom. The magic bullet is completely submersible in a 1/10 bleach solution as other blenders are not. Equipment is checked and replaced often with pitting or corrosion (from bleach)
- Make sure your specialist is using BLEACH, not essential oils or other unproven methods of sanitizing. While I don't like bleach, it's a necessary evil for this process. We are exposing equipment to human blood and tissue, we have to use proven methods of killing viruses and bacteria that could potentially spread from person to person.
- After delivery, your placenta should not be placed in anything that isn't disposable or completely sanitized (able to be soaked in a bleach solution) after use.
- In an industry that is completely unregulated and unlicensed, it's crucial to make sure that your specialist is trained and adhering to strict safety standards.
- We do not add anything extra to your capsules. You are getting 100% pure placenta, not questionable herbs from a spice cabinet.
- Capsules last anywhere from about 6 weeks to 6 months when taking them daily, depending on the size of the placenta and how often you take them. We recommend storing them in the freezer for longer shelf life.
- While we think that colored prints, with food coloring or paint, are pretty, consuming any amount of food coloring (especially when concentrated through dehydration) has the potential for side effects.
($25 delivery fee if 5-15 miles outside Fort Worth hospital district,
contact us first for further locations.
client may also pick up completed capsules for no charge)
Placenta Print - $10
Placenta Tincture- $35