If you are giving birth in hospital or a birth centre then your Placenta must be placed into the cooler pack provided within 30 minutes of being delivered. If this does not happen we are not able to process your Placenta so please make sure your Midwife is aware of your plans. Some hospitals or Birth Units I have negotiated for clients to keep the cool packs in the freezer. Ask me for more info on which. If you are having baby at home then I recommend still using the chiller pack for optimum temperature or the Placenta just needs to be placed in the fridge (in its container) within 30 minutes. Once your birth partner contacts me I will collect the Placenta within 24 hours of notification (My usual collection time is between 4-12 hours however) if not sooner. I then take the Placenta away, process it and deliver it back to you. Nothing could be easier!
There are a few conditions that would make it not possible for us to encapsulate your placenta, and some that would mean we can only offer you certain products. We cannot offer encapsulation to smokers as it is not safe for consumption. We cannot encapsulate if there has been a uterine infection or if the Placenta has not been stored correctly
If you are giving birth in hospital or a birth centre then your Placenta must be placed into the cooler pack provided within 30 minutes of being delivered. If this does not happen we are not able to process your Placenta so please make sure your Midwife is aware of your plans. The Placenta can stay in this kit for up to 12 hours safely. After this it will need to be transferred into your fridge. If you are having baby at home then the Placenta just needs to be placed in the fridge (in its container) within 30 minutes. The fridge must be below 8 degrees
Yes, the Placenta is your body's own filter system, passing the toxins back to your own liver to be removed
Yes, there are only a few occasions that you would not be able to, for example if the Placenta needed to be sent to Pathology
Yes absolutely, however the Placenta must be delivered on dry land and on a clean surface such as an inco-pad. We cannot process the Placenta if you have delivered it into the water due to infection control
Entirely depends on the medication and we also ask that you check with your prescriber as to whether or not encapsulation is suitable with your medication
If meconium is present at birth then we cannot offer the raw encapsulation method (simple) we must use the steamed method. Click here to read more about the difference
Premature birth is not a contra indication to encapsulation, in fact these Mums could benefit even more from having help with lactation. As long as there is no issue with the placenta it can be safely encapsulated. Please let us know if you have a history of pre-term delivery, and we will ensure you receive your cooler pack in plenty of time. We recommend that you book as early as possible during your pregnancy, just incase
Depends entirely on the size of your Placenta and the method of encapsulation. Average yield is between 80-200 pills
As early as possible but at least 4 weeks before the birth is ideal. This gives us plenty of time to arrange your delivery of kit and answer any queries you may have. However there is no minimum time so even if you are over due get in touch we may still be able to help!
When you book in we ask for a non-refundable £50 deposit. When we deliver your kit at 36/37 weeks we will require full payment of your chosen products. If for any reason your Placenta is deemed unsuitable we will refund the full amount minus the deposit to you. If your Placenta is not suitable for all the products you have paid for, the difference will be refunded
At The Placenta Pro, hospital grade cleanliness is our norm. All Placentas are prepared in our designated Placenta Unit. Fully qualified in Infection Control, Food Hygiene and Safety for Manufacturing, HACCP and using Environmental Health approved processes, you can rest assured your Placenta is in the best hands. Click the link below to see where all
At The Placenta Pro, we only take on a certain number of clients per month to ensure that we can guarantee the highest standard of service. It is therefore recommended that you book as early as possible to avoid disappointment
No, all prices seen on the website are fully inclusive and include complimentary hire of our chiller pack
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