Placenta Encapsulation: Common Questions
On this blog, I thought it would be useful to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about placenta encapsulation (at least according to Google).
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How much does it cost to have your placenta encapsulated?
The price of placenta encapsulation is affected by a number of factors. Such as; where you live, experience of your chosen specialist, level of service they provide, whether they are approved by the government, hold insurance and so on. Bearing these factors in mind, you can expect to pay between £170 to £240 for either the TCM or Simple Placenta Capsules.
What does it mean to have your placenta encapsulated?
‘Placenta Encapsulation’ refers to the processing of raw placenta, to end up with capsules which the new mum can take after birth for post-natal support. Placenta is processed by a trained specialist and goes through various stages, over a number of hours, finally ending up in powder form. New processed placenta powder is then ‘encapsulated’, or put in to capsules.
Do placenta pills go bad?
Yes, they can. Each method of encapsulation (TCM or Simple Capsules) will have different suggested use by dates. At Placenta Practice we recommend TCM Capsules are used within 6 months of you receiving them. We recommend Simple Placenta Capsules are used within 12 weeks. These times may vary slightly depending on your chosen specialist.
How often do you take placenta pills?
Advice on how many pills you should take various between different specialists but expect to take between 1-2 capsules, 3 times a day.
What can you do with your placenta after birth?
Your placenta can be turned in to some amazing remedies following birth. Not only do you have the choice between two methods of encapsulation; Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Simple Placenta Capsules. You can also opt for some amazing creams, balms, homeopathic and some longer term remedies to use when your capsules have run out, such as a Placenta Tincture or a Placenta Essence. Not all specialists may offer the full complement of remedies, so check before you book.
Is eating your placenta actually good for you?
Although there’s minimal scientific research, anecdotally speaking it’s a resounding ‘yes’, placenta remedies are definitely good for you. Have a read of some of our client testimonials by clicking here.
Placenta remedies have become even more popular in the UK over the last few years, with even more women choosing to benefit from their placentas.
What are the benefits of placenta pills?
Placenta is scientifically proven to contain some of the bodies most important vitamins, minerals and hormones. Placenta pills are believed to benefit the body in a number of ways, which can include; quicker and increased milk production, possible protection against PND, helps facilitate bonding with your baby, help with anaemia, increased energy levels and so much more.
You can find a full list of benefits by clicking here.
How quickly do you need to collect the placenta?
Speed of collection can differ between specialists.
At Placenta Practice we offer 3 collection levels. Quickest being our optional Gold level, which guarantees collection from the hospital within 12 hours of birth. We include free collection, from either home or hospital, with each booking guaranteeing collection within 24-48 hours of birth.
Do placenta pills help with milk production?
Yes they do. Milk production has been one area of research and proved placenta capsules helped new mums produce milk in greater quantities, and quicker. Apart from the research, we alone have hundreds of testimonials from our clients who attribute their milk production to the placenta capsules.
How can I store my placenta once birthed?
The critical element of storage is the need to cool the placenta below a certain level within 30 minutes of birth. Once this has been achieved the placenta should be transferred to a fridge, awaiting collection.
You should ask your chosen specialist if they provide a storage system for the placenta. This may include ice packs along with a cool bag. Always ask your hospital if there are facilities to keep your ice packs cold. Unfortunately, most hospitals are unable to help in this regard. You should always make arrangements to get the placenta to your home fridge within hours or birth. We recommend you don’t rely on being able to use the hospital fridges. Vast majority of hospitals do not allow or simply don’t have the ability to store placentas. And the few that do, place the placenta in specimen fridges where the chances of losing your placenta is high.
We provide the UK’s first and only Placenta Collection Kit to make storing and caring for your placenta really easy and safe.
Speak to our Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Amanda Denton
I’d be delighted to talk you through the benefits that my clients have claimed for placenta remedies, and explain how the process works.
Do give me a call if you have any questions. I always love to help.