When you are trying to decided which services you want to invest in, you may find that you have MANY questions.
Selecting birth or postpartum services involves confidence and trust in the company you use.
You will find the solutions to many of your questions below.
WHAT IS PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION?
First, we examine your placenta and wash off any residual blood.
Depending on your preparation preference, the placenta is either very thinly sliced, or gently steamed and then thinly sliced.
These slices go into a food grade dehydrator until the internal temperature reaches 160° F for about 8-10 hours.
It is then ground up into a fine powder and put into capsule form using an encapsulating device.
Your capsules are packaged in dark glass or PET plastic jars to protect the quality and potency.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RAW METHOD AND BASIC HEATED?
The raw foods method of preparation skips the heating process before dehydration.
Your placenta is only washed and sliced. This gives you more potent capsules and a higher yield.
The heated method gently warms the placenta. The placenta is sliced and dehydrated.
Basic Heated method aligns with the belief that the postpartum body needs warmth to adequately heal from birth, replenish and move fluids and remove obstructions.
Both have incredible benefits!
CAN I ENCAPSULATE MY PLACENTA IF I HAVE A C-SECTION?
Just make sure you let your care provider and hospital know that you plan to take your placenta home with you.
They will place it in a small, plastic container labeled with your information.
HOW DO I STORE MY PLACENTA UNTIL IT CAN BE PREPARED?
At your prenatal visit your encapsulator will give you a small styrofoam cooler with a utility grade thermometer inside.
Bring this with you when you give birth.
Your placenta container can be placed inside the cooler surrounded by ice.
Stick the thermometer in the ice next to the container and ensure it stays between 30-40° F until it can transported to your home and prepared.
You can obtain ice from the staff where you birth.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PLACENTA IS BEING PREPARED CORRECTLY?
Sacred Connections Health & Life Arts is run by someone who was trained by an internationally known & respected placenta specialist.
Maritday is very familiar with following food handling safety.
OSHA protocol for working with blood borne pathogens are always followed.
Preparation in your home ensures that you are receiving your OWN placenta.
There is never a risk of mix up or cross contamination.
WHAT IS A PLACENTA TINCTURE?
Placenta tincture is a piece of raw or powdered placenta that is infused in high proof alcohol.
The alcohol draws all of the nutrients and hormonal compounds from the placenta.
This extraction process creates a powerful tincture that is preserved for longer periods of time.