Placenta Encapsulation Following a Home Birth
- Inform your birth attendant that you wish to have your placenta encapsulated prior to the birth.
- Have a storage container that can be sealed prepared prior to the birth. It can be plastic, glass, stainless steel, or a double bagged Ziploc. If you are choosing to use a plastic container please remember that plastic absorbs blood and the container should be thrown away after storing the placenta.
- Following the birth have the placenta placed in the storage container and put into the fridge as soon as possible. The placenta is like any meat product. If it is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit for more than a few hours harmful bacteria can began to grow and many of the benefits of placenta encapsulation can be lost or the placenta won’t be able to be encapsulated.
- If you know that you will not be able to have your placenta encapsulated within the first 48 hours please immediately put it in the freezer until it can be processed. The sooner it is encapsulated or frozen the more benefits it has.
- Contact us via phone (816.760.2095) or email within 12 hours following the birth to schedule a time for a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist to come to your home and begin the placenta encapsulation process. The encapsulation process should be completed within 48 to 72 hours.
- Please have the Placenta Encapsulation Service Agreement signed and to Postpartum Peace prior to the placenta encapsulation process. It can be completed and signed electronically or given to the CPES at the time of encapsulation.
- Payment is expected before the CPES leaves following the complete placenta encapsulation. If you have any question or concerns about placenta encapsulation we will be happy to be of service.