Placental encapsulation is the practice of preparing the birthing person placenta for ingestion after delivery of a new baby or babies. Here at Unicorn Doula we call our placenta capsules "Rainbow Drops" because we believe placenta capsules are the after birth prenatal pill specifically created for the birthing person and their body's needs.
Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation for Birthing Person.
The benefits of Placentophagy (the ingestion of the placenta) are to help replenish, restore and reintroduce the birthing person body of healthy vitamins, minerals, balancing hormones, proteins, and nutrients to the body following labor and birth to help healing with the overall function of the body. Placentophagy can also assist with postpartum depression, increase breast-milk production, and heighten maternal energy levels, Rainbow Pills (Placenta Capsules) are a wonderful aid with the transition between pregnancy and the early postpartum period for the birthing person.
Placenta Encapsulation Services
Steamed: The placenta is gently rinsed and steamed ( herbs can be added to the water). The placenta is steamed at 120 degrees F for 35 minutes and then dehydrate at 160 degrees for the first 2 hours, then 125 degrees after for 24 hours. This method will kill any potential bacteria from the birth or hospital.
Raw Foods Method /Un-Steamed:
"No it's not raw "! The Placenta is dehydrated at 160 degrees for the first 4 hours then 118 degrees F for 24hours.
The Raw Food Method is preferred by many who feel that heating the placenta will “cook” some of the nutrients out of it. (The raw method should only be performed within 24 hours of birth. )
$275 Twins $375
Tincture: Tinctures are a great alternative. This is a piece of either raw or dehydrated placenta marinated in high-quality Organic 100 proof vodka or brandy and infused by sunlight for 4 hours, and then the tincture is fermented for 6 weeks before use. This can be used indefinitely for hormone balancing 8 oz.Additional $75
Placenta Salves: Healing Placenta Salves made with cocoa butter, shea butter, mango butter , healing herbs, beeswax, and dried placenta powder. It can be used to help heal cesarean scars, skin problems, and diaper rash.
infusing CBD can help with headaches, fatigue, having trouble with sleeping, anxiety or pain.
CBD Infused Salves- Additional $55
CBD Infused Capsules- Additional $75 (half and half $55)
Cord Keepsake :
The cord keepsake allows you to have a physical memory of the connection between you and your child/children.
An artistic way to keep the memory of the placenta. Cord blood or food dye is used as paint to create a canvas or card stock photo of the birth person placenta. This is a great option for birthing people who may not be able to consume their placenta but would like to do something special with it.
Framed Placenta natural (blood) print on cardstock-$25
Framed Placenta (color) print on cardstock- $45
Placenta natural (blood) print on canvas-$50
Placenta (color) print on canvas- $65
Please send a text message to 415-335-1900 when you go into labor to alert me • Send another text when the placenta is packaged and ready for pick up • Hospital will package placenta and can provide ice • The hospital will have you sign an “Organ Release” form • I (we) will be there within hours after the birth to pick up the placenta. If you deliver in the middle of the night, text the first thing in the morning for pick up. • Bring a small cooler to place the placenta in • Your capsules will be delivered back to you within 48- 72 hours from pick up, sometimes. A travel fee of $50 (total) is added for round-trip distances over 25 round-trip miles (from my home to yours/hospital) and $150 for distances 50 miles or more round-trip. This fee covers tolls, fuel, time, etc. Each placenta processed requires at least two round trips, three if tincture is ordered as well.