Placentophagy is the term used to describe ingestion of the placenta after childbirth.
Benefits of Placenta Ingestion
• Increased Milk Supply
• Decreased postpartum bleeding
• Enhances mood, with decrease in “baby blues” and postpartum depression
• Increased Iron levels
• Balances hormones
• Regulates sleep patterns
• Quicker overall recovery
One common way to ingest after birth placenta is to dehydrate it, grind it into a fine powder and place it in capsules.
Sacred Space Birth Services offers 2 methods of encapsulation preparation. The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
method and the Raw Dehydrated method
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TCM Dehydrated Method
Preparing the placenta this way is based has it's basis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The placenta is gently steamed
on a bed of lemon, ginger and hot pepper. It is then dehydrated, powdered and encapsulated. In the process of being
steamed, a “broth” forms. This broth can also be ingested for the nutritional properties or given to house plants and
or the garden to nourish. It can also be given to the Earth as an offering in place of burying the placneta.
Raw Dehydrated Method
The Raw method skips the steaming process and gets put directly into the dehydrator after it has been gently washed
and sliced. Moms who have experienced this method report a noticeable boost of energy. The temperature at which it
is dehydrated is at 160 degrees.
Raw Placenta Cubes
This is the only truly raw method. The placenta is cut up into cubes and then placed in the freezer to use in
A tincture is made by placing a small piece of the raw placenta in high grade alcohol and left to macerate for several
weeks. This can increase the length and benefits of your placenta for both mother and child. The tincture can be used
in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress, menstrual difficulties and for mother later in life during
The prints are done before any washing or preparing of the placenta occurs, as it is the natural placenta blood that
creates the print, and the prints are done on acid-free artists paper. Some families frame and hang them, or can be
kept for personal keepsakes
I am an Independent Placenta Service Provider. I received my training from Hudson Valley Placenta services in January
or 2012. I adhere to a strict protocol in accordance with the OSHA Blood borne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR
1090.1030. I have completed my training and hold a certification of completion in Blood-borne pathogens & infection
control for Doulas, Midwives and Placenta Encapsulationists. I am also the co-founder of Traditional Doula Arts a Doula and Placenta Specialist certification organization
Prices for the encapsulation preparation~ steamed or raw ( optional tincture and placenta prints included)
- $300 for non-doula clients
- $250 for doula clients to be paid at the time of service.
Raw placenta cubes
- $125.00 for non doula clients
- $75 for doula clients
Placenta prints with encapsulation
- $25 for two , $5 each additional print
*Discounts for a combination of services may apply - Call Mary @ 631 901 4174 for special orders
A travel fee for services in excess of 25 miles from Huntington, N.Y. may apply.
Cash/Check/Paypal/Chase Quick Pay accepted. Please make checks payable to Sacred Space Birth Services. Alternative payment plans available upon request. There is a fee of $35 for
returned checks. All fees are non refundable.
Placenta preparation, as offered by Sacred Space Birth Services, is not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Placenta
preparation is not meant to be a replacement for medical advice, medical care or medicine. Services and fees are for the preparation and encapsulation of your
placenta and not for the sale of the pills. Families that choose to utilize the placenta preparation services take full responsibility of their own health and for
researching and using placenta remedies. Sacred Space Birth Services does not make any guarantee as to the efficacy, but does guarantee the highest quality of
service. Benefits of placentophagy are supported by ongoing research but have not been evaluated by the FDA.
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