Placenta Encapsulation

Honoring Birth Services and Denver Placenta Works continue to serve clients
by offering placenta encapsulation and herbal preparations.


The placenta is a beautiful organ that grows within and nourishes life throughout pregnancy.  After the baby is born, the placenta detaches from the uterine wall and is birthed.  When the baby and the placenta are both born, the mother's body is drained of hormones and nutrients.  It is important to help a birthing person’s body rebalance and replenish after the birth of her baby to make a smooth transition for the entire family.  
The placenta contains a multitude of healing properties and hormones, such as:
  • Cortisol- Combats stress and unlocks energy stores
  • Gammaglobulin- Immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections.
  • Gonadotropin- The precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
  • Hemoglobin- Replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition.
  • Human Placental Lactogen- Stimulates mammary gland function and milk production.
  • Interferon- Stimulates the immune system to protect against infections.
  • Oxytocin- For pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant.
  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor- Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins, reduces pain, increases well-being.
  • Prolaction- Promotes lactation.
  • Prostaglandins- Anti-inflammatory.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone- Boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events.
  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII- Stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.
The process of encapsulation begins with the placenta being weighed. The placenta prints are then created on watercolor paper. The placenta is thoroughly examined and pictures are taken. Once the placenta has been cleaned and drained the placenta is processed by the client's preferred method of preparation.
  • Steamed method: The placenta is lightly steamed in a stainless steel pot using filtered water for 15 minutes. Once steamed the placenta is thinly sliced and prepared for dehydration. The placenta is dehydrated for approximately 12-18 hours depending on the size of the placenta. Steaming is the preferred method for clients that test positive for Group B Strep, have been diagnosed with an STD, or if meconium is present in amniotic fluid.
  • Raw method:  The placenta is thinly sliced and prepared for dehydration. The placenta is dehydrated for approximately 16- 24 hours. The raw method is considered to produce slightly more potent pills than the steamed method and it does produce more capsules than the steamed method.

After dehydration by client's preferred method, the dehydrated placenta pieces are ground and filled into vegan, size 0 gelatin capsules. he average placenta weighs approximately twenty ounces and makes an average of 120 capsule using the steamed method and approximately 140 using the raw method.  Placentas vary in size and weight and therefore the amount of pills produced from each placenta varies. The placenta pills are stored in a glass jar, labeled with instructions.
Along with the valuable placenta pills, I include a beautiful cord keepsake, a print of your placenta on watercolor paper, and I email photos of the encapsulation process.  There is no mileage fee added to the cost of placenta encapsulation services. It is my pleasure to make this valuable fourth trimester support as easy and hassle-free as possible for clients and their families.  

Essential Placenta Encapsulation Package $200, Steamed process. $215, Raw process.
  • Complimentary pick up of your placenta from place of birth or home, within 20 miles of 80012.  A small mileage fee of $25 will be added for any pick up or delivery outside of the 20 mile range.
  • Choice of preparation method (Raw Dehydrated Method or Steamed Dehydrated Method)
  • Gentle and respectful handling of your placenta throughout the encapsulation process
  • Encapsulation of placenta
  • Placenta pills returned to you, either at your place of birth or home within 72 hours of placenta pick up
  • Detailed instructions for use of your placenta pills
  • Dehydrated umbilical cord keepsake
  • Two placenta prints preserved on watercolor paper
  • Emailed photos of your placenta

Additional Items Available:
  • 4 ounce glass dropper bottle filled with raw placenta tincture $28
  • 2 bags of hand prepared herbal sitz bath blend (red raspberry leaf, calendula, plantain, chamomile, and lavender) $12
  • 12 ounce jar lavender chamomile bath salts $16
  • 2 ounce jar handmade nipple cream (organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, beeswax, organic chamomile, organic lavender, organic calendula) $8
  • 4 ounce jar whipped body and belly butter (organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic avocado butter, organic vitamin e oil, organic castor oil, organic lavender, organic chamomile) $14
  • 30 grams, 15 servings of Healing Mama Fourth Trimester Herbal Tea (organic red raspberry leaf, lemon balm, chamomile, calendula, nettle, and rose petals) $15
  • Complete Mama & Baby Package $60
    • 2 bags of hand prepared sitz bath herbs
    • 12 ounce jar lavender chamomile bath salts
    •  2 ounce jar handmade nipple cream
    •  4 ounce jar whipped body and belly butter
    • 30 grams Healing Mama Herbal Tea
  • Organic Elderberry Syrup 8 ounce bottle $15, 12 ounce bottle $20
  • Organic Fire Cider 8 ounce bottle $18, 12 ounce bottle $25
  • Berry flavored gelatin capsules $5.00

Honoring Birth Services Placenta Encapsulation Contract

*I accept cash, check, PayPal, Venmo and Zelle. 
*A non-refundable retainer fee of $50.00 is required to reserve space on the calendar. 
*Disclaimer: The information contained on this website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services offered by Honoring Birth Services are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition. Persons choosing to utilize the services offered by Honoring Birth Services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using the remedies.
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