Proud of the high standard of practice, Birth Twin Cities prepares and encapsulates your placenta in a dedicated at home workspace. Following the most stringent OSHA & EPA guidelines for proper food safety preparation and blood borne pathogen protocols, you can be assured your placenta is properly prepared and created into a quality grade product for consumption.
The process of consuming your placenta may be a new or strange concept to some, but is a practice with a centuries-long history unique to different cultural practices globally. The placenta is a powerful organ that nourished a baby from a few cells to an amazing little human. Once the baby arrives, many believe the placenta can offer one final benefit – a huge nutrient boost to the new mom. Many people who have ingested their placenta post-birth have reported increased and better-regulated milk supply, increased energy, regulation and balance of hormones and a decrease of postpartum depression.
There are two main ways to encapsulate your placenta – the Raw Prep Method and the Traditional Chinese Steam Method. Raw Prep Method is known for increased milk production and energy, while Traditional Method is known for warming the body, healing and regulating hormones. You will receive about ⅓ more capsules with the Raw Prep Method as the herbal steaming process with the Traditional Method shrinks the placenta. We also can provide cord keepsakes, prints, and tinctures as additional add-ons you may choose for your customized postpartum package. The tincture is one way to extend the benefits of placenta consumption.
($20 discount for birth doula families on placenta encapsulation.)
Raw Prep Start: $225.
Traditional Method: $245.
1/2 and 1/2: $250
Encapsulation Add Ons…
Placenta Print: $25
Organic Herbal Bath: $10
How Does It Work?
-The first step is to reach out to Birth Twin Cities to book your spot during the month of your baby’s anticipated arrival. An electronic contract will be sent to you along with an invoice.
-Once you are at your birth location, be sure to discuss with your birth team that you plan to save your placenta so that it’s not accidentally discarded after delivery.
-Please bring a small cooler and two gallon sized plastic bags. Once the placenta is delivered it can be double bagged, placed in cooler, and filled with ice. The placenta must be kept fresh in order to be safe for consumption.
-A heads up via text/email/call while in labor/planned induction/cesarean is helpful but not necessary. If a cooler is forgotten, please inform Birth Twin Cities at this time so that one can be provided at pick up.
-Notification and pickup hours are between 8am and 10pm daily.
-After delivery, please have a member of your birth team reach out to Birth Twin Cities to inform that the placenta is ready for pick up.
-A member of Birth Twin Cities will pick up the cooler with the placenta within 24 hours of birth. The prepared and encapsulated placenta along with the family’s cooler will be returned within 24-48 hours. Consumption of the placenta capsules can begin immediately after delivery!
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What People Are Saying About Placenta Encapsulation
“Ariel from Birth Twin Cities is a remarkable woman with a heart and passion for helping mamas through their pregnancy journey. She did my placenta encapsulation and included an unexpected keepsake of the cord for us to keep! Even before giving birth she was incredibly knowledgeable through my pregnancy and supportive when the journey was hard. There is no one else I could imagine going to during such a precious, sometimes scary, and emotional time while waiting to bring my baby into the world. I love that she shares helpful tips and tricks and I utilized dates at the end of my pregnancy when she shared some stats of how helpful they can be for easier labor. She carries herself both professionally and gracefully while working with you. I would highly recommend to any mama to be to follow her posts and use her for placenta encapsulation!”
“We used Ariel for encapsulating my placenta and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! She was very great communicating with us and our needs, picked up and dropped off the pills before i even checked out of the hospital. Out of all the stressful parts of giving birth, working with Ariel was a breath of fresh air.”
“It has been a whirlwind week, but I wanted to take a minute to express how incredibly grateful I am to have Ariel encapsulate my placenta. I also wanted to gush about what an amazing woman she is. She has such a huge heart for what she does and the mamas she works with. I personally love her knowledgeable research, calm and caring presence, and dedication to provide services that go above and beyond expectation. My pregnancy was filled with seasons of emotional trials and anxiety and fear of going through a hard induction due to preeclampsia again. Ariel was such a comfort to my fearful heart and always reminded me of my Own strength and that my body did not/would not fail me even if my journey didn’t follow the map I wanted to. When I was diagnosed with preeclampsia again and faced some fast changes she again reminded me of the strength I had to see this through and that my greatest treasure was just around the corner. I went on to have a water birth after being induced with pitocin! And I felt like the warrior mama she believed me to be. While still in the hospital she sent me this picture and it just shows how much she cares about her services and the job she is doing. I could not be happier with the backroad this pregnancy took and I am so glad she was a part of my journey! Thinking back, Ariel was actually the first person I told when I got a positive pregnancy test after many months of trying! (Don’t tell my husband!) Thank you Ariel for absolutely everything!”