Why Encapsulate Your Placenta?
Though no large studies have been performed, many moms report benefits from consuming their placenta.
~The placenta contains mother's hormones that are biologically matched to her.
~We believe that this helps a mother adjust to the ups and downs of life with a newborn.
~These hormones are also believed to help initiate milk production and support her continuing milk supply.
~The placenta is an iron rich organ, which is believed to help increase the mother's energy levels by reducing anemia.
~Mothers also report that it helps as she physically heals from her birth experience.
The information above has not been evaluated by the FDA. The services on this page offered by Balanced Birth Services are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize these services are assuming all responsibility and will not hold Balanced Birth Services liable.
~ Health Matters. We only use latex-free equipment and tools. We offer vegan capsules and grain-free alcohol at no additional cost to accommodate your dietary needs.
~ Choices. We offer flexibility in how your placenta is prepared to best fit your individual needs. Our additional products help your placenta medicine to last even longer. We now offer flavored and colored capsules at no additional costs!
~ Memorable. We provide you with prints and a cord keepsake so that you have a tangible memory from your baby's first friend in the womb. (Please note, that some birth places and some situations do not allow for us to provide these gifts.) We take pictures and notes during the process and share this information to you via Google Drive (this is a sample folder, including pictures of a placenta).
Why Chose Balanced Birth Services?
~ Convenience. We pick up, process, package, and deliver your finished products. You just had a baby, you have enough to do!
~ Speed. We promise to get your capsules back to you within 48 hours. Often times it's within 24 (steamed) or 36 (raw). We know the value of having your capsules as soon as possible and work hard to limit your wait time.
~ Discretion. By using our work space, we can provide quick service without disrupting your postpartum bonding time. Your partner can stay with you, there's no need to separate your new family. You don't have to let a stranger into your house. You don't have to explain to visiting friends and family what's cooking on your counter. You don't have to worry about keeping your placenta safe while it's processing. You don't have to put up with the bleach in the air when you have a newborn.
~ Safety First. Your placenta is transported in a cooler and kept safe in the refrigerator until we can begin to process this amazing organ. We only use our tools with placentas that are verified HIV and Hepatitis B negative (we have other options for mothers who are positive). We use Bloodborne Pathogens and safe food handling protocols in order to keep our tools and environment safe for you. Counters are cleaned with a 20% bleach solution; tools are cleaned in a 10% bleach solution. Latex free gloves and a mask are always used when handling your placenta. Here are the details of our process.
~ Safety Second. We use parchment paper liners in the steamer and dehydrator as well as single use shears for slicing. No one else's placenta has touched it, reducing risks even further.
~ Postpartum Survival Guide. We are so excited to provide our placenta clients with a list of local resources and tools to help them not only survive, but thrive during their postpartum adjustment with their newborn.