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Providing placenta encapsulation services for families in Westchester, NY – Greenwich, CT – NYC and beyond.
Our Postpartum Placenta Specialists are more than “processors”. They are compassionate experts ready to provide support and answer questions on all things relating to your postpartum recovery and your baby’s adjustment to life outside of your womb.
Please take a moment, open your mind, and read through some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) 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?
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 study done 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. 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 our areas local hospitals. In most cases, it is as simple as signing a release form. Northeast Doulas is committed to helping our encapsulation clients navigate this process when necessary.
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 usage 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 yield, depends on its size. Our philosophy tells us that your placenta will provide you with the amount of capsules that your body needs. Typically, you can expect between 100-200 capsules after encapsulation.
Is it sanitary to encapsulate my placenta?
Yes. Equipment and surfaces are thoroughly sanitized before and after each use using an EPA-approved disinfectant. Your postpartum placenta 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.
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 occur as soon as possible. However, it is still beneficial to ingest encapsulated placenta after it has been frozen for a period of time.
Contact us today to learn more about this amazing supplement to aid in your postpartum recovery.