Placenta encapsulation services will be provided to you, by Doulas of Central Maryland at the rate of $275. This is payable in full at the signing of this contract. In the event that you agree to have your placenta sent out for testing or if it is sent without your approval, the full fee of $275 will be refunded.
There is a $15 travel fee for clients residing outside Carroll County.
Client is to make arrangements in advance with the birth facility for release of her placenta. Contact us if you require assistance or direction with this.
Client is responsible for storage and transportation of the placenta from the birth facility to the family home where the encapsulation will take place. The placenta is to be double-bagged in gallon-sized freezer bags and kept cool either in a refrigerator or on ice. If it is not possible for the placenta to be encapsulated within the first 48 hours after birth, keep the double-bagged placenta in the freezer.
Please notify Doulas of Central Maryland at (410) 871-8148 within 12 hours of the birth to make arrangements for service.
Our Encapsulation Process
Your encapsulated placenta will take two consecutive days to prepare. All preparation will take place in the client’s home. The specialist requires approximately two hours each day. She will need use of your sink, stove, and some counter space. She will leave her dehydrating equipment plugged in on your counter top overnight. On the 2nd day she will complete the process by grinding the dehydrated placenta and encapsulating. You will receive usage information with your encapsulated placenta and your Placenta Specialist will answer any questions that you may have. There is no guarantee as to how many capsules your placenta will yield; expect between 75-175 capsules. The amount of capsules varies as does the size of the placenta.
Limitations & Disclaimer
The benefits of ingesting your placenta have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Your encapsulated placenta is intended for ingestion only by the mother that birthed it. There is no guarantee that the ingestion of your placenta capsules will yield the desired result(s). The Postpartum Placenta Specialist is not a licensed medical professional, and cannot make any diagnosis or suggest treatment. The client takes full responsibility for her health and the research and use of their encapsulated placenta.