The client will need to let me know at least two weeks prior to the due date that they wish to encapsulation their placenta. This gives me time to prepare for that specific client. I am flexible with last minute clients but advance notice makes the process of client intake go much more smoothly and allows minimal disruption to the new family. I request that the client call me by the 12th hour following the birth. The quicker the placenta is encapsulated the more potent the placenta will be and therefore, will be better for the mother. If, for some reason, the placenta cannot be encapsulated within the first 48 hours it will need to be frozen until it can be encapsulated. When the client calls we will arrange a time for me to come to her home to begin the encapsulation process.