Placenta consumption, a long established tradition, and has recently become tremendously popular again. Women consistently report feeling better, faster, with placenta encapsulation and tinctures!
We adhere to the highest standards of safety and excellence for placenta encapsulation in the industry. The placenta pills are expertly prepared in the privacy of your home. Our team provides everything necessary for transport, cleanup and more.
Best of all, our placenta experts are postpartum experts, too! We’re happy to help with questions about your birth, baby, feeding and more while we’re in your home.
The Placenata Encapsulation Process
Buddha Belly placenta specialists are rigorously trained and certified to the highest standards of safety, quality and care.
Their professional training includes:
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions
- Safe food prep handling guidelines
- Postpartum Placenta Specialist certification through ProDoula
Your placenta never leaves your possession, guaranteeing it is transported and stored properly, and that it is your placenta in your capsules. During the process, you are welcome to have as much or as little involvement as you wish. If you choose to observe the process our specialist will happily explain what she is doing and why.
Every Buddha Belly Placenta Specialist is also a professional postpartum doula.
You get the added benefit of her caring and compassionate expertise for two consecutive days while she is in your home. And, we will always leave you with a sparkling, clean and sanitized kitchen!
Every client will receive:
- A transportation supply kit, to safely transport your placenta home from the birth facility
- Instructions for transporting and storing your placenta
- A certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist who completes the entire service in your home
- Our specialist brings all the sterilized materials and equipment
- 100 - 200+ capsules depending on the size of your unique placenta.
- Detailed consumption guidelines, and a cord keepsake
- Placenta tincture may be added
What is the evidence?
No large-scale clinical studies have been conducted on placenta consumption. At this time most of the evidence is anecdotal. However, the reports from many individuals who have ingested their placentas are compellingly positive. Buddha Belly Doulas has served hundreds of placenta clients since launching this service in 2015.
Reported Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation
There is limited research on the benefits, but many women have shared their personal stories and former clients have observed these benefits:
- Faster recovery from birth
- Restores and balances post birth hormones
- Replenishment of nutrients
- Improves postpartum mood
- Reduces pain after childbirth
- Increased energy
- Supports lactation
Coordination with your Hospital
Our local Tampa Bay hospitals are very familiar with patients requesting the release of their placentas and all hospitals in our service area allow it. Each may have their own release policies and procedures. We recommend letting your providers and birth team know your plan. When the time comes, nurses and staff will assist you to organize the release of your placenta.
The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services offered are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose, treat or cure any condition or disease. Families who choose to use the services on this page take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk.
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