As a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist with PlacentaBenefits.info (PBi) it is procedure to encapsulate placentas in the home of the mother and never in my own. It is also procedure to ask the family to make arrangement to have the placenta taken to their home so that I can begin the encapsulation process.
Recently, I have had a few requests to pick up the placenta from the hospital and process it in my own home. I have also had a few families choose to utilize another individual’s placenta services due to the convenience of picking up the placenta and processing it in their own home. I realize these options are convenient but convenience is not always safe.
Placenta Encapsulation Services are new in the western world and not yet recognized by government programs such as the FDA, EPA, OSHA, and CDC. Because it is not yet recognized there are no safety checks and it is not monitored or regulated. Without regulations there is no way of knowing if an individual providing placenta services is following proper safety procedures when transporting and processing a placenta in his/her own home. By having your placenta transported and encapsulated outside of your home you are running the risk of: blood borne pathogens, high bacteria levels which could cause illness, or even mistakenly receiving placenta capsules that are not your own due to a mix up.
By following proper placenta care instructions provided by your Placenta Encapsulation Specialist while in the hospital and when transporting the placenta home you can be sure the placenta is safe and healthy with no dangerous bacteria levels when the encapsulation process begins. When processing the placenta in the family’s home there is no risk of blood born pathogens from other placentas or a risk of a mix up. During the encapsulation process the family has the opportunity to watch the process to ensure safety and ask any questions or make any comments. All Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialists (CPES) through PBi are trained to follow very strict safety procedures when processing a placenta. A CPES also maintains a food handler’s certificate as a private chef.
When choosing an individual to encapsulate your placenta please make sure safety is your number one priority. Please choose a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist through PBi. As a CPES, your safety is also my number one priority.