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The TCM method of preparing for placenta encapsulation is inspired by the Traditional Chinese Medicine method that involves cleaning the placenta, 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. This method usually produces fewer pills and may require that mom take more pills for a longer period of time. (avg 80-100 capsules)

$225

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

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The RAW method of preparation skips the heating process altogether. 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 will provide mom with the most amount of pills possible and they will be very potent so fewer pills are needed each day. (avg 100-120 capsules)

$200

TCM and Raw method combination (avg 80-100 capsules)

$225

Capsule dosage suggestion is 1 capsule, 3 times daily with a snack.  This is a very loose recommendation.  There is no right or wrong dosage, it varies for each individual.

Placenta Smoothie*

To be consumed as soon as possible after birth of placenta.  The smoothie is made of 1-2 pieces of fresh placenta (the rest will be encapsulated) in an organic smoothie mixture in the flavor of your choice.  Simple and delicious…you really can’t taste the placenta!

$35

*Not available to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital patients due to their mandatory 24-hour placenta holding policy

*Must be purchased IN ADDITION to an encapsulation package

Umbilical cord keepsake and watercolor placenta print are free upon request

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Payment accepted:  Cash, check, or Venmo.  A $20 fee will be applied if funds are not available at the time of placenta pick up.

We no longer service outside of Washtenaw County.  The hospitals we serve are: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital-Ypsilanti.  Travel arrangements will 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!

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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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