placenta encapsulation

The miracle of the placenta: it both integrates mother and child while also maintaining their integrity as individual and seperate systems.  


During pregnancy, your body creates a wondrous organ, that sustains the life your child: the placenta.   Also called the afterbirth, the placenta is born typically between 5-30 minutes after the baby is born.   You're here because you know how magical the placenta is.  Many mammals consume their placenta immediately after labor to help their recovery, and we being mammals have much to benefit from safe consumption of our own placenta.  

During and after a normal vaginal delivery (including postpartum bleeding) a new mother will lose between 1/8 to 1/10 of their body’s blood supply. With caesarean section births, blood loss can be significantly more.  Losing a large amount of iron so quickly can cause anemia, leaving a new parent feeling tired, faint and exhausted.  The blood needs high supplies of iron to carry oxygen to the cells. Low supplies of oxygen leave your cells starving and less able to heal after trauma.

Enter, your placenta medicine

Your capsules or tincture supply incredibly rich meaty iron, amino acids and essential fats which is the perfect replenishment following the physical exertion of pregnancy, labor and birth.

The steamed dried placenta encapsulation process is very loosely based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) techniques, where the placenta is considered a powerful and sacred medicine.  TCM holds the placenta as a ‘full of life force’ organ offering those who consume it ‘jing’ energy only obtainable at birth and consuming placenta is comparable to ‘drinking from the fountain of youth’.  Placenta remedies are an important part of birthing history.   The number of capsules produced varies from 75-150, dependent on the size of the placenta.

Placenta Tincture is made from a piece of the mother’s own raw placenta after birth, steeping in alcohol making a strong remedy over 6 weeks.  It is said that placenta tincture is used for emotional, mental and psychological instability and may also be very beneficial for treating PMS and menopause.  This is great for long term use of placenta medicine, the tincture lasts.  You can store for many years in anticipation of menopause and other life transitions.

the process
  1. Your placenta is picked up from you at the birth location (hospital, birth center, or home) within hours of delivery.  

  2. Your placenta capsules are made from your placenta only, with no aded ingredients. 

  3. The placenta is steamed over warming herbs like ginger, lemon and pepper.

  4. The placenta is dehydrated, finely ground into a powder and put into empty vegetarian capsules.   The umbilical cord is also dehydrated as a keepsake.  

  5. Your placenta medicine is delivered to you within 24-48 hours.  

Nutrients Found in the Placenta


  • Stem Cells and Growth Factors.

  • Iron – essential for oxygen absorption in the cells.
  • Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies.

  • Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells.

  • Oxytocin hormone – essential for facilitating birth and breastfeeding.

  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) – responsible for reducing stress levels.

  • Cytokines – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells and tissue.​



Benefits of Placenta Conumption

  • reduce postpartum bleeding

  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply

  • balance hormonal peaks and drops

  • reduce stress levels

  • prevent the baby blues and postpartum depression

  • boost energy to cope with a busy day after little sleep

  • improve the appearance of skin/hair/nails

  • encourage a quick and healthy milk supply

What clients have to say

Cinthya S., Mama of 1

 "Karissa was my doula in 2019. And all I can say is she did a wonderful job, I couldn’t have been any happier with her service! I also asked to get my placenta encapsulated and she took care of it. It only took a few days after birth to receive them, they helped me get through my fourth trimester —increased my milk supply and helped me with my mood swings. Highly recommended from a happy mama!"

Tanya L., Mama of 2

"Karissa is truly the best! I just hired her to encapsulate my placenta, and make a tincture out of it. This is my second kid and second time doing it, and the difference was night and day. She came to my house to get the placenta the day we arrived home, and spent time learning about my birth and delivery. She explained the difference between raw and steaming the placenta and returned 2 days later to my house to deliver the goods. I so appreciate all the personal touches she included- an amethyst stone (my baby daughter's middle name is amethyst), as well as took some beautiful candid pictures of me and my family.   I also love the thorough instructions she provided for care and use of my pills and tincture. Highly recommend!!"

Placenta capsules

Placenta capsules, instructions, umbilical cord keepsake


placenta capsules & tincture

Placenta capsules, 4oz tincture, instructions, umbilical cord keepsake



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