Placenta Services

I offer placenta encapsulation and tincture services for women delivering throughout Hampton Roads & the Peninsula, Isle of Wight County, Surry, and Suffolk, Virginia.

What Is Placenta Encapsulation?


Placenta encapsulation is the process in which your placenta is properly and hygienically processed, ground into a fine powder, and then put into food grade capsules.

Why Encapsulate?

Nearly every mammal save for humans routinely engages in placentophagia (ingesting all or part of their placenta) after giving birth. This behavior has been shown to aid the mother's recovery after birth - the hormones present in the placental tissues encourage the uterus to contract down to it's pre-pregnancy size, shorten postpartum bleeding, and helps in milk production.

Women who have ingested their placenta in the form of capsules, smoothies, raw, and/or tinctures have reported*:

  • Decreased postpartum healing time
  • Shortened postpartum bleeding
  • Decreased symptoms of postpartum mood disorders, such as Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum Depression
*There have been no clinical studies showing the benefits or the risks of placentophagia in humans

Tincture

Placenta Tinctures are potent liquid drops that are made by curing a small piece of your placenta over the course of several weeks. If stored properly your tincture can last for up to five years postpartum, providing you with long-term hormonal and mood support.


My Promise To You

While in my care, your placenta will be treated with the upmost respect. I am committed to maintaining high standards of health and safety and as such use professional grade equipment, hospital grade disinfectants, and commit to finishing the encapsulation process within 72 hours of starting**.

**Please note that tinctures take an additional 6 weeks to properly cure

To ensure the highest health and safety standards I have passed the exams, completed training, and have current certificates for the following:

- ServeSafe Food Handler Certificate #3597575 Exp. 10/1/2021

- Biologix Solutions LLC Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control For Placenta Encapsulators Certificate Issued 11/18/2018 Exp. 11/18/2019

Certificates are available to view upon request

Payment & Fees

Fees include the safe handling and care of your placenta including pick up, transporting, processing.

I offer my placenta encapsulation services at $200.

This fee includes being on-call for the two weeks prior and the two weeks after your estimated due date to come within a reasonable and safe time frame to pick up and transport your placenta after delivery.

For clients who have already booked birth or postpartum doula services, this fee is reduced to $165.

Tincture Add-On: $50

There is a non-refundable deposit of $50 for all placenta services. The remaining balance will be refunded ONLY in the event where I am unable to process your placenta due to onset of infection during labor or other anomalies where the care provider deems it unsafe for consumption or requires the placenta to be sent to pathology. **Note that it is still safe to consume your placenta if there is meconium present or you are Group B Strep positive - I steam and dehydrate all placentas to a FOOD SAFE temperature** No refund will be given if the birthing facility refuses to release the placenta for any reason other than infection. No refund will be given if the client fails to notify me they are in labor and are in need of pick up services.

I can accept checks, cash, all major credit and debit cards, or PayPal.

Ready to secure Placenta Services?

Choose the option that you want and pay via PayPal. Please include your estimated due date, e-mail address, phone number, and the hospital or address where you intend to birth in the Note To Seller text box. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with along with a contract within 24hrs after your payment has been processed.

I offer a 5% discount on all placenta services for active duty and retired military families. Please contact me directly if you are eligible for this discount rather than using the PayPal check out located at the bottom of this page.


This is worth repeating ...

There is a non-refundable deposit of $50 for all placenta services. The remaining balance will be forgiven ONLY in the event where I am unable to process your placenta due to onset of infection during labor or other anomalies where the care provider deems it unsafe for consumption or requires the placenta to be sent to pathology. **Note that the presence of meconium or Group B Step (GBS) DOES NOT render your placenta unsafe for consumption** NO REFUND will be given if the birthing facility refuses to release the placenta for any reason other than infection. NO REFUND will be given if the client fails to notify me that they are in labor and are in need of pick-up services.


**Please note that I ONLY offer placenta services in Hampton Roads, the Virginia Peninsula & immediate surrounding areas! Please contact me with questions! meagan@beltanebirthservices.com**

Fine Print
It should be noted that currently there are NO regulated safety or health standards for placenta encapsulation or other placenta products intended for human consumption. There have also been no clinical studies showing the benefits or the risks of engaging in placentophagia.
Most of the risks associated with consuming placenta products are due to poor, unregulated handling and processing standards. It is important to ensure your placenta encapsulation specialist is using proper sanitization, storage, and processing techniques as well as the client understanding and accepting the risk of potential blood and food borne illnesses.
Clients are encouraged to do their own research about consuming placenta products, like placenta capsules, and weighing the potential risks and the benefits of placentophagia prior to signing an encapsulation contract.
IT IS NEVER RECOMMENDED TO CONSUME PLACENTA PRODUCTS MADE FROM ANOTHER WOMAN'S PLACENTA.

Questions?

Please feel free to contact me:

meagan@beltanebirthservices.com

303.641.1808