Placenta Encapsulation

All the benefits of placenta consumption with none of the hassle.

By preparing your placenta right in your own home, Houston Central Doulas makes the whole process seamless and unbelievably easy. Praised by child bearers for helping bring more balance to their postpartum period, lifting mood, and providing much-needed energy, placenta encapsulation can be a great choice for your post-birth recovery.

We follow rigorous safety protocols during preparation so you can be confident that the capsules you get are truly beneficial. Ask us for a placenta encapsulation consultation so you and your partner can ask any questions you have and start the process before you’re in the throes of labor.

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Why encapsulate your placenta with us?

Consuming your placenta has many reported benefits.  Additionally, encapsulating your placenta with us, in your own home, comes with some extra benefits, such as:

  • We leave your kitchen cleaner than we found it
  • You can observe and involve yourself in the process
  • You can use the preparation time to ask us about anything else we specialize in
  • We sanitize our work area and wear safety gear to keep you and your placenta safe
  • Your placenta is  steamed prior to dehydration, reducing the risk of bacterial contamination
  • We make the contents of your capsules 100% placenta, without any added herbs or fillers
  • Our capsules are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan
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How long does encapsulation take?

Placenta encapsulation is a two day process, with about two hours of work per day. Day one is preparation for dehydration that includes draining, steaming, and cutting the placenta. Day two is the encapsulation that includes grinding that placenta into a powder. This powder is the only ingredient that goes into your placenta capsules.

What do I get for the cost?

For a $250 investment, you get between 75-125 capsules (depending on the size of your placenta). All capsules and additional supplies are provided by us—all you need to give us is that nutrient-rich placenta.
Talk to us about service add-ons like tinctures and placenta prints, too!

I want to know more!

We love to talk placenta! Fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. We can’t wait to chat!

Don’t forget to check out the blog as well! This post about placenta encapsulation may help with questions you may have.

If you need the release forms for your placenta in the state of Texas, the link will take you to the document download. In most situations, I find there is no issue with placenta release. However, there is a bill (law) in the state of Texas that requires providers to release your placenta to you if it is healthy and does not need to be sent to pathology. Consent-ReleasePlacenta

Storing Your Placenta After Birth Until The Encapsulation Takes Place

In some instances, the hospital stores placentas in their freezer until discharge. If a hospital is storing your placenta until discharge, you must make sure they label the placenta so that it reflects it is going home with you.

You or someone you know must transport your placenta to your house. We provide a hard sided cooler prior to the birth of your baby. Hospitals and birth centers package the placenta for you for transport. At hospitals, you can get ice from the nurses station for the cooler. If birthing at a birth center, you may have to get ice for the placenta from a gas station or grocery store.

A placenta can be stored in a refrigerator for four days before it needs to be encapsulated or thrown away. We would love to encapsulate your placenta before it gets to day four in the fridge. If you feel like it may take more than four days until you feel ready for our postpartum placenta specialist to come begin the encapsulation, it is a good idea to freeze the placenta from birth until the encapsulation. If your placenta is or has been frozen, it must be taken out to thaw in the fridge 24 hours before the encapsulation begins.