How to Encapsulate Your Placenta-Raw vs TCM Processes:

Blissful Birth and Beyond - Placenta Encapsulation Processes
Blissful Birth and Beyond – Placenta Encapsulation Processes

There are two primary encapsulation processes to chose from: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Raw. When reading this please keep in mind what steps you were drawn and use your strong mother’s intuition to chose what process and steps are best for your placenta. When you choose Blissful Birth and Beyond for your placenta you can and are encouraged to custom order when filling out the order form. Below we will cover the steps for each method:

The Traditional Chinese Medicine process that invokes steaming the placenta with lemon and ginger to infuse warmth as a saw placenta is considered very cold in TCM. The concept behind this process is adding (warmth/yang) to the mother’s body to replace the empty spaces (cold/yin) in her body from giving birth.

1. Both processes begin with gently cleansing the placenta from blood with warm water.

2. A photo of the clean placenta is taken for my records unless permission is not granted.

3. The cord and membranes are gently removed.

4. If mother has orders a tincture or keepsake it is removed now.

5. The placenta is steamed with fresh organic lemon slices and organic ginger gently graded. This step takes about 30-40 min.

6. The placenta is cut into thin slices.

7. The placenta is placed on a protective barrier and then on the dehydrator. This step typically takes 7-10 hours.

8. The placenta is then ground up using an electric grinder or a mortar and pestle.

9. The ground placenta is then put into vegan capsules and placed into the freezer immediately for storing until delivery.

Raw:

1. Both processes begin with gently cleansing the placenta from blood with warm water.

2. A photo of the clean placenta is taken for my records unless permission is not granted.

3. The cord and membranes are gently removed.

4. If mother has ordered a tincture or keepsake it is removed now.

5. The placenta is cut into thin slices.

6. The placenta is placed on a protective barrier and then on the dehydrator on low heat. This step typically takes 8-10 hours.

7. The placenta is then ground up using an electric grinder or a mortar and pestle.

8. The ground placenta is then put into vegan capsules placed into the freezer immediately for storing until delivery.

The process takes no more then 48 hours from pick-up to delivery.

Start here: Birth Preferences and Tips!

The birth of your child should be one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Unfortunately, many women in the US experience birth trauma. Here are some tips for writing your Birth Plan. A Birth Plan is your preferences written out to help your support know what you want.

Tips:

  • Take a tour of the place you are delivering
  • Clarify what is routine verse policy
  • Call it your birth preferences (The staff is more likely to be supportive when preferences is used instead of plan.)
  • Keep it under one page (Doing this makes it easy to read.)
  • Educate yourself on what is medically necessary verses routine (Typically if something is medically necessary it is more likely be a policy. However, not all policies are medically necessary and just because it is a policy does not mean you have to consent.)
  • View samples of prewritten samples such as the one below
  • Make it only about Labor, Delivery and Postpartum Care of mother and baby
Printable Birth Plan Template and Birth Planning Tips from a Doula.
Printable Birth Plan Template and Birth Planning Tips from a Doula.

Blissful Birth and Beyond does birth planning consults for $25.

Apply for the Athens Birth Fund to have services covered at no cost to you

What was the most important thing you are including in your birth plan?