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Serving the Northern VA and DC Metro Area:

 

Springfield, Burke, Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Chantilly, Centerville, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Franconia, Lorton, Oakton, Occoquan, Vienna, West Falls Church, Woodbridge, Washington D.C., Silver Spring, Takoma Park

 

Hospitals served:


Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
George Washington University Hospital

Holy Cross Hospital

INOVA Alexandria Hospital
INOVA Fairfax Hospital
INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital

Novant Health Prince William Medical Center

Medstar Georgtown University Hospital

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

Reston Hospital Center

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Virginia Hospital Center

Washington Adventist Hospital

placenta encapsulation

What Are The Benefits Of Placenta Encapsulation?
It is believed that consuming the placenta can:

  • Help to balance your hormones

  • Replenish depleted iron levels

  • Assist the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy state

  • Reduce post-natal bleeding

  • Increase milk production

  • Make for a happier, more enjoyable post-natal period

  • Increase your energy levels

 

Baby blues can effect up to 80% of women within the first week of birth.  Women who consume their placenta report fewer emotional issues and a more enjoyable postpartum period.

 

The Process:

 

There are two main methods for preparing your placenta for encapsulation:  Traditional Chinese or Raw Method

 

Which method is right for me?

 

Traditional Chinese Method: The placenta is steamed with lemon and ginger, sliced thin and dehydrated. It is then ground into a powder and put into capsules. This method is good for placentas that have had slight meconium staining or moms who are worried about bringing balance to their postpartum cycles.  Some mothers prefer this method to ameliorate the "ick" factor in consuming your placenta.

 

Raw Method:  You can decide to forego the steaming process and have your placenta encapsulated raw. Hormones and nutrient load are lessened when food is cooked so in this preparation the placenta is gently cleaned, sliced, and dehydrated slowly on low heat, then ground, and put into capsules.  This method is preferred by moms who feel their energy levels need boosting after their baby's birth.  Also known as "high yield" this method typically produces more capsules.

 

The number of capsules produced by your placenta depends on the size and density of your placenta.  Usually between 90 and 180.

 

Other options:

 

Tincture: A tincture is used after the pills have been consumed and can last indefinitely. I will put a sliver of your fresh placenta to soak in 100-150 proof alcohol for 24 hours or up to six weeks, then I will strain it for you into convenient sized bottles for storage. Many women use their placenta tincture to help them through their menopause years.

 

Placenta prints: Using edible food coloring gels along with your natural fluids I can capture the "Tree of Life" so you can preserve the likeness of the organ that kept your baby alive.

 

Prodigious Birth Services is not a pharmacy, pharmaceutical representative, holistic practitioner, herbalist, or medical doctor. Benefits of

placentophagy are supported by ongoing research but have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Placentophagy is for

natural nutritional supplementation and is intended solely for the ingestion by the mother who has birthed the placenta(s) and not for her family members, friends, or other individuals. It is a natural nutritional supplement and cannot be guaranteed to produce specific results.

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I have completed and am certified with an OSHA Compliant BloodBorne Pathogens training course for placenta encapsulators as well as certified in food safety..

Placenta encapsulation

$350 ($275 for doula clients)

Smoothie Cubes

$25

Tincture

$25

Placenta prints

$25 for up to three prints. Additional prints are $10 each

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