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Placenta Services


The benefits of the placenta are many, and are only beginning to be fully understood. Ingestion of the placenta is commonly believed to help combat "baby blues" and postpartum depression, but may also offer nutrient and hormone regulation.

In addition to its potential benefits for hormonal regulation and energy levels, the placentas vitamins, minerals, and stem cells, are believed to replenish much-needed nutrients lost during birth, such as the B vitamins and the hormones oxytocin, Human Placenta Lactogen (HPL), and Placenta Opioid Enhancing Factor (POEF). New studies are also seeking to draw a link between placenta capsules and a decrease in symptoms related to depression, menopause, and Alzheimer's. 


Placenta Services


We offer placenta encapsulation, tincture, salve, and print services for any interested families, including those we serve as birth or postpartum doulas. Please call us to schedule based on your due date, and be sure to be in touch immediately after your birth so we can encapsulate your placenta within the first few days postpartum. Placenta preparation is best done within 72 hours of the birth; if it cannot be done in that time frame, we recommend freezing the placenta as soon as possible to retain the vitamins, minerals, hormones and stem cells.


Our placenta encapsulators adhere to the highest health and safety standards. All preparation is handled according to the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1031).

We perform placenta encapsulation and related services in our home office in Rockville, MD, or in your home. We are delighted to work with families of all backgrounds, needs, and make-up. Please let us know how we can best support your needs!  

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