FAQ

How does it all work?

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!

Am I suitable for encapsulation?

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 

How do I store my Placenta?

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

Can I have encapsulation if I have a caesarean or if I am induced?

Yes, the Placenta is your body's own filter system, passing the toxins back to your own liver to be removed

Am I allowed to take my Placenta away from the hospital?

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

I'm having a water birth can I encapsulate?

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

I am on medication, can I still encapsulate?

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

What happens if there is meconium?

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

Steamed vs Simple

What if my baby comes early?

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

How many pills will I get?

Depends entirely on the size of your Placenta and the method of encapsulation. Average yield is between 80-200 pills

How far in advance should I book?

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!

How to pay

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

How do I know its hygenic?

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

See the Placenta Unit

How do I know another client won't be delivering when I am?

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

The prices look great, are there hidden extras?

No, all prices seen on the website are fully inclusive and include complimentary hire of our chiller pack

I have a quetion thats not listed here?

That's not a problem, just drop us a line with your enquiry and we will be happy to help