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Placenta Encapsulation

Benefits of Consuming your Placenta

Placnetophagia is the process of a consuming placenta postpartum by either eating the placenta raw, cooked, or encapsulated. The placenta is full of beneficial hormones, chemicals, iron, and proteins. 

  • Helps to restore your body to its natural balance.
  • Replaces iron that is lost during childbirth.
  • Gives natural energy.
  • Balances hormones.
  • Increase milk production.
  • Helps the uterus return to pre-pregnancy size.
  • Protection from infection and/or bleeding due to retained placenta tissue or membranes.
  • Helps keeps the “baby blues” at bay and preventing and lessening the risk of postpartum depression. 

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

  • Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone: Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping; decreases depression; normalizes and stimulates libido.
  • Prolactin: Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.
  • Oxytocin: Decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.
  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases well-being.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy and supports recovery from stressful events.
  • Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Low levels of CRH are implicated in postpartum depression. Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.
  • Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing.
  • Interferon: Triggers the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.
  • Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size. Anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Iron: Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia, a common postpartum condition. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression.
  • Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy.
  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: Stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.
  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecules which support the immune system.
  • Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.


The fee for encapsulation is $300 for non-midwifery clients and $250 for midwifery clients. This includes pick-up at your delivery location, encapsulation, and drop-off of your capsules.