Providing Northeast Ohio families an array of services to help them achieve a healthy, gentle pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Placenta Encapsulation Services

Our professional placenta encapsulation service is a two-day, multi-step process that transforms your baby’s placenta into capsules that you take as a supplement. On day one, Alayna will come to your home and sanitize the work area (your kitchen). Using Traditional Chinese Medicine guidelines, your placenta will be cleaned, lightly steamed with ginger, lemon, and herbs, and then dehydrated overnight. On day two, your placenta will be ground into a fine powder and placed into capsules.

Placentophagy can improve your postpartum wellness and experience. Mothers who encapsulate have reported the following benefits:

  • Increased iron stores
  • Ample milk supply
  • More energy
  • Decreased postpartum bleeding
  • Help balancing hormones
  • Feeling emotionally well and strong
  • Decreased occurrence of ‘baby blues’ and postpartum mood disorders

For more information, studies, and research regarding placentophagy please see the following links:

Human Placentophagy: A Survey of Self-Reported Motivations and Experiences Associated with Placenta Consumption

Maternal Iron Deficiency Anemia Affects Postpartum Emotions and Cognition

Baby Blues - postpartum depression attributed to low levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone after placenta is gone

Placentophagia: A Biohehavorial Enigma

Placenta For Healing

Placenta Encapsulation: Mother Nature’s Gift for Postpartum Wellness Placenta encapsulation cleveland

Placenta Tincture & Salve

In addition to your capsules, you may consider adding a tincture or salve. Both are great options for extended healing.

To make your tincture, placenta is added to high quality alcohol and is left to infuse for several weeks. You can then keep this remedy at room temperature, and use it during periods of transition, stress,
or during hormonal shifts, as necessary.

Our nourishing Mama’s Healing Salve, made with our herbaceous blend of plants, can help heal your skin ailments. Apply to surgical scars, scrapes, eczema, diaper rash, cradle cap, sunburn and dry skin.

Placenta Art Keepsakes

An umbilical cord keepsake is included with your placenta encapsulation service.  Your baby’s cord is dried, usually into a heart or star shape. This is a lovely momento for a baby book or memory box.

A placenta print is a beautiful way to honor this life-giving connection as art. Each print is as unique as the baby it nourished. We always use high quality, acid free paper.