With over four years, and 200+ placentas encapsulated, choose the experience and expertise of Wholemama for the gentle nourishment of your postpartum weeks.

Your placenta is perfectly made for you, by you! It is an amazing organ created to nourish baby in the womb and then the mother postpartum. More and more families are choosing to take advantage of the healing properties of their baby's placenta in the days and weeks following birth, minimizing recovery time and replenishing many of the vital nutrients that pregnancy and labour require.

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Consuming your placenta postpartum has abounding benefits for the postpartum woman. Some of the amazing things that it can help with are:

  • Lessening the risk of postpartum haemorrhage and lessening the lochia phase
  • Providing the hormones human placental lactogen and prolactin to assist with your milk coming in sooner and maintaining a healthy supply throughout your nursing relationship
  • Balancing out your hormone levels until the body is able to regulate on its own
  • Providing natural pain relief from the labor and birthing process
  • Helping your uterus return to pre-pregnancy size
  • Lending you a consistent flow of oxytocin (the bonding and euphoric hormone)
  • Replenishing your B-Vitamins and offering your body protein for energy
  • Protection from infection due to retained placenta or bacteria in the uterus
  • Replenishing iron lost from birth and preventing post-birth anemia

Which method is right for you?

Most placentas yield anywhere from one to two hundred capsules, which can be taken as soon as they are delivered over the first postpartum weeks.

Heated Method

Your placenta is gently steamed prior to dehydration.

 

Raw Method

Your placenta remains raw prior to dehydration and no hormones or nutrients are lost.

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Like the heated method, with the addition of lemon and ginger to move qi and promote warmth to return to the body.

Best for

moms who want easy-to-digest capsules

those who are unsure if the other methods are suitable

Best for

moms who want the full strength of their placenta

moms on a raw food diet

 

Best for

moms who understand TCM or regularly use acupuncture

moms who prefer to mask the flavour of their placenta

Contraindicated when

generally not contraindicated for any moms, as this method is suitable for most postpartum clients

Contraindicated when

moms have a history of depression or anxiety, or are taking some prescription medications 

Contraindicated when

moms have multiple signs of heat in their body


Tinctures, Salves, & Keepsakes

Tincture 

To extend the shelf life of placental benefits, a tincture can be ready within six weeks of giving birth. It has the potential to last for years, and its effects can lessen symptoms of your first postpartum menstruation, or even menopause

Salve

 A wonderful and nourishing cream that can be used all over your body to promote tissue healing. Contains 100% organic and wildcrafted ingredients, including lavender essential oil, Vitamin E, and coconut oil.

Keepsakes

Keep a memory of your baby's birth for all time with a keepsake. A print of your placenta can be made on 140lb archival watercolour paper. A cord keepsake comes in its own special box and can be shaped as you want, length permitting.


Pricing & Service Area

 

Full service

Any single method, tincture, salve, print, and keepsake - $275

ENCAPSULATION

Heated, Raw, or TCM - $200
50/50 Mix - $225

Additional items

Tincture or Salve - $30 each
Print or Keepsake - $15 each

 

The cost of encapsulation includes both pick up of the placenta, and delivery of the capsules, within the following boundaries:

South Kingsway to the West

Victoria Park to the East

Lakeshore to the South

Finch to the North

For points beyond the service area, there is a $25.00 long distance pick up/delivery charge each way. Alternatively, you may arrange to drop off the placenta and pick up the capsules with the help of a partner, family member, or friend.


In 2013, I trained through Full Circle, an independent group of Placenta Encapsulation Specialists, and have worked with close to one hundred families to create capsules, tinctures, and salves to nourish the postnatal body and improve recovery.