Providing Professional Doula Services to Families in Greenwich, Westchester and NYC

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation Westchester, Greenwich, NYC and beyond

Placenta Encapsulation for the purpose of ingestion has proven to be tremendously beneficial to the women who have opted to utilize this service. Please take a moment, open your mind, and read through some of the most frequently asked questions and answers to decide if placenta encapsulation is for you.  For more information, and references please call us at 914 736 7700.

Why should I encapsulate my placenta?Women are encapsulating their placentas because there is no supplement man-made or organic that can compete with your placentas ability to help you recover from childbirth.

Does research show increased milk supply through placenta ingestion?Yes! The first and still one of the few ever studies on using placenta as a lactagogon gave incredible results. 181 out of 210 women who were given dried placenta to increase milk supply had positive results and saw an increase in their milk supply. Encapsulated placenta has been proven to increase a breast-feeding mother's milk supply.  Placenta as a Lactagogon;Gynaecologia 138: 617-627, 1954. 

Will my hospital release my placenta to me when I am discharged?Each hospital has different policies and Northeast Doulas has done the research on each of the local hospitals. In most cases, there are some papers that you will need to fill out and sign and Northeast Doulas is committed to helping our encapsulation clients with this process.

How long does the placenta encapsulation process take?Our experienced encapsulation specialist will come to your home at the time of your arranged appointment. She will prepare the placenta and begin the dehydration process. She will make a second visit the following day to complete the process and discuss dosage recommendations.  Each of these appointments will take approximately 2 hours.

How many capsules can I expect from my placenta?Placentas come in all sizes just as babies do. The amount of capsules that your placenta will provide depends on its size. Our philosophy tells us that your placenta will provide you with the amount of capsules that your body needs.  You can expect 100-200 capsules after encapsulation.

Is it sanitary to encapsulate my placenta?Yes.  Supplies and surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after use using an EPA-approved disinfectant.  Your encapsulation specialist has successfully completed training in Bloodborne Pathogens for Professionals in Placenta Encapsulation in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030.

What kind of capsules do you use? The capsules are made from 100% vegetable product.  They are free of starch, sugar, corn, syrup, wheat, dairy, and other potential irritants and preservatives.  They are also Kosher and Halal certified.  Therefore there shouldn't be any dietary concern.

How long can my placenta stay frozen before it is encapsulated? For the best results, encapsulation should happen as soon as possible. However, it is still beneficial to ingest encapsulated placenta even after it has been frozen for a period of time.