when you need it most.
Deep and much deserved nourishment for your postpartum time.
Made by your body, for your body.
Like choosing a personalized vitamin to bring balance to your body + mind.
Brilliantly created by you, for you!
Add some much deserved and necessary care to your postpartum time with the same placenta that has been nourishing your baby. Encapsulation entails the process of washing the placenta, steaming or slicing it raw, dehydrating, grinding and then encapsulating the powder produced into consumable capsules. The placenta is full of valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, hormones and iron. Cycling this nutrition back into the body can help restore balance and support you in your recovery and transition into parenthood.
consuming your placenta:
Mood stabilization, reducing risk of 'baby blues'
Improved energy levels
Healthy milk production + supply
Faster healing + recovery time
Replenishment of iron, decreasing post birth anemia
Restoration of B vitamins and other essential nutrients
Check out our Resources page for what the reports say about placentophagy.
What your service includes + costs...
Choice between one of the two methods (Yields approx. 100-200 pills)
Placenta print (optional)
Cord keepsake (optional)
Pick up + drop off within 20 miles of 01560
Placenta tincture, 2 oz bottle: $35
Pick up + drop off beyond 20 miles of 01082: $75
Discount of 10% off on all other Ostara Herbal Care
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This method has roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine and the belief that new mothers should be fed warming foods to nourish and replenish her life energy, or Qi. After birth the body is thought to be in a cold condition and consuming a placenta that has been lightly steamed helps to restore balance throughout the body and allow for better nutrient absorption.
The placenta is steamed lightly, initially dehydrated at 160 degrees to ensure elimination of bacteria, then lowered to 125 degrees and dehydrated completely.
This method developed from the belief that minimizing the heat processing of the placenta allows for better nutrient and hormone retention. This method will yield a slightly higher amount of capsules.
There is no steaming in this method, but the placenta is still completely dehydrated to ensure safe consumption. (You are not consuming your placenta wet or truly raw.) This method also begins the dehydration process at 160 degrees to ensure any bacteria is eliminated, then heated longer at 125 degrees until dehydration is complete.
Your choice of processing options...
The tincture- an extract of plant or animal matter infused in alcohol- is an excellent addition to get longevity from the placenta. They can help balance for energy, transition, stress, hormone stabilization, and are therefore great during returning cycles postpartum, cycle health down the road and menopause. With proper storage the tincture has nearly indefinite shelf life. Some parents may even choose to share this medicine with their child when menstruation begins to encourage hormonal and cycle balance.
Full proof organic cane alcohol (95%) is used for the extraction.
This will take 4-6 weeks after encapsulation to macerate and complete.
The information provided has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Most of the information we have on the benefits of placenta encapsulation is anecdotal. Please always consult with your medical provider regarding any medical decisions. Ostara Birthwork + Botanicals does not promise or guarantee any outcome from placenta encapsulation and consumption.
Ensuring proper sanitation, storage and processing is
top priority when completing your service.
I am trained in placenta handling + encapsulations through:
IPPA, International Placenta & Postpartum Association.
I have current certifications for:
OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Food Handlers Safety Training