Services and Pricing

The TCM method of preparing for placenta encapsulation is inspired by the Traditional Chinese Medicine method that involves gently heating the placenta with fresh, organic lemon and ginger and then dehydrating the placenta before it is put into capsules.

Using this preparation is thought to bring out the placentas healing and toning properties. In the TCM theory, it is believed that the process of birth (no baby on the inside and blood loss) leaves mom very yin or cold. One way to help this is to add yang energy or heat energy. We do this through the gentle steaming process. The placenta is not cooked so it retains all of its nutrients.

The TCM method also provides a slow/ steady release of energy helping mom to stabilize in the postpartum period.

(120-140 capsules)


(Please note that I am not a TCM practitioner.  My placenta encapsulation process is inspired by the TCM method.)


The RAW method of preparation skips the steaming process. Raw food activists believe that steaming the placenta compromises some of the essential nutrients. Using this option provides a burst of energy upfront and great hormone stabilization. This method is not recommended for people with a history of anxiety.

(130-150 capsules)


TCM and Raw method combination

(120-150 capsules)


Laminated placenta print $15

*Umbilical cord keepsake (heart or infinity symbol) $10

*it’s helpful to ask your provider that as much umbilical cord as possible be reserved in order to ensure your keepsake

A $75, non-refundable deposit will be collected upon reservation of encapsulation services. This allows me to ensure my materials are available and allows me to be on-call for you until after your baby is born and the encapsulation process is complete.


Payment accepted: Cash, check, money order, cashiers checks, Apple Pay, Facebook pay, and Google pay.

The hospitals we provide full-services to, including pick up and drop off are: Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital at Michigan Medicine-Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ypsilanti.  Travel arrangements may be made for delivery of capsules outside of Washtenaw County.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for a list of popular concerns from blood-borne pathogens, cord blood banking, group B strep, c-section and more!


During my first pregnancy, I experienced a ton of anxiety and depression. This time, thanks to Courtney, I had more energy and (so far – 4 months postpartum) no depression! I feel great and am so glad I decided to have the encapsulation done.

Brittany M., Ann Arbor

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