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Placenta Encapsulation 

*As of January 2020 Mama Peace is no longer providing placenta encapsulation services. Please contact us if you need help finding a provider. Thank you!


Placenta Encapsulation is the process in which after childbirth, the placenta is steamed,
dehydrated, and ground into a fine powder that is placed into capsules for consumption.
The capsules look and feel like taking a vitamin.


Placenta Encapsulation is a natural way to help have a smooth and happy postpartum recovery. Benefits include:

  • Increase energy

  • Increase milk supply

  • Reduce anxiety

  • Balance and regulate hormones

  • Naturally replenish lost iron and nutrients

  • Decrease chance of developing postpartum depression

The Mama Peace Difference

It's more than a service, it's a relationship


100% time and energy dedicated to only YOUR placenta 
during the entire process


By encapsulating in the client's home, there is 0% chance of cross contamination, mixing blood, or ingesting someone else's placenta!

Placenta Encapsulation Overview

For thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has recognized the placenta as powerful medicine used to increase lactation and tonify Qi, life energy, after birth. Today, many women look to placenta encapsulation as a natural way to balance hormone levels after birth, increase milk supply, feel more energy. and avoid postpartum depression. 


The postpartum transition can be a difficult time. You may feel over the moon in love with your baby, and thrilled that your life as a mother can now begin. You should be proud of everything you have done to bring a new life into this world!

But you are tired, oh so tired! Reality begins to set in, and adjustments are required during this major life change. Your body is recovering from childbirth. You are caring for a newborn baby, and possibly other children that are demanding your time and attention. And postpartum hormones can take on a life of their own affecting your mood and temperament. Every mother deserves the opportunity to ease into motherhood with peace and happiness, and this is where placenta encapsulation can help.


More than 80% of new mothers suffer from mood instability starting in the first week after giving birth. Dubbed the "baby blues", it is considered a normal part of birth recovery. Since the hormonal fluctuations at the root of the issue eventually regulate themselves, no treatment is given. Women are left to cope on their own, losing the first precious weeks with their newborn baby to an emotional rollercoaster and exhaustion.


Birth recovery does not have to be so difficult. The placenta functions to support the baby in the womb, and produces the hormones that the mother needs to carry the baby to full term. Once the baby and the placenta are delivered, these hormone levels in the mother plummet.


Placenta capsules are an easy way to restore what is lost during pregnancy and birth. The placenta contains a woman's own natural hormones, as well as iron, protein and other nutrients, providing the means to replenish and nourish her body. Women who take placenta capsules report fewer emotional issues, have more energy and tend to enjoy a faster, more pleasant postpartum recovery. Placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat lactation and fatigue. Research has found that placenta does significantly increase a woman's milk production, and affects a variety of chemicals in the brain. 

Read published scientific studies here.


What does the placenta do? How does it work?
Watch this great video to learn more!



Did You Know?
  • 97% of women who encapsulated their placenta reported positive benefits

  • 98% would encapsulate their placenta again

  • 1 out of every 7 women suffer from PPD (postpartum depression)

  • 50% of women with PPD are undiagnosed

  • PPD can develop anytime within the first year after giving birth

  • Hormone levels drop rapidly to pre-pregnancy levels within 4-5 days after birth, often causing a crashing feeling

Placenta Encapsulation Overview

Placenta Encapsulation Process

Placenta Encapsulation Process
Step 1
Let's Talk
Step 2
Baby Arrives!
  • Let's get together! One hour consultation provided. Let's meet at a local coffee shop, or talk via phone/Skype.  

  • A non-refundable deposit is required to secure service.

  • Depending on where you will deliver, a hospital release form may be necessary for your placenta to be released. Mama Peace will assist you in ensuring you have the proper paperwork complete.

  • Contact Mama Peace when you go into labor. Good luck on your big day!

  • Client transports placenta from hospital/birthing center to client's home in an air tight container or bag placed inside a cooler, and stores in refrigerator.

  • Placenta will be encapsulated within 72 hours after birth in client's home. 

  • Exact time for encapsulation is scheduled.

Step 3
Step 4
Heal and Love
  • Encapsulation will be complete in mom's home over two days. Each session will take approx. 2-3 hours to complete.

  • All materials/supplies are provided. Mom just needs to provide the placenta!

  • Kitchen workspace and materials are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards.

  • Placenta capsules are ready for consumption on Day 2.

  • A placenta typically yields 80 -120 capsules. The number of capsules depends on the size of the placenta.

  • Dosage and instructions are provided.

  • Store capsules in refrigerator.

  • Consume capsules as needed, per dosage instructions.

  • Freeze any leftover capsules to be used during future times of stress (moving, new job, parenting woes, etc.), and leftover capsules can be consumed during menopause to help alleviate hormonal fluctuations.

  • Remember, you are never alone. Motherhood is challenging, and no matter your situation, there is always help.

  • Be kind and gentle to yourself, your postpartum well-being is a treasured gift.

  • Visit the Resources webpage for more postpartum wellness information, and contact Amy with any questions.

Below is an overview of compounds that make up a placenta.


  • Iron - The placenta contains a large amount of natural iron. Fatigue. stress. cognitive impairment, and PPD can be related to the existence of iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in women.


  • Estrogen – During pregnancy, estrogen helps the uterus grow, increases blood circulation, and regulates progesterone and stimulates thyroid hormones in the body. Estradiol and Estriol are two forms of estrogen that are produced by the placenta, and rise sharply during pregnancy. It is believed that the abrupt decrease in estradiol levels after delivery (reaching pre-pregnancy levels by postpartum day 5) may contribute to the onset of PPD.


  • Progesterone – Ensures the placenta functions properly, protects the uterine lining, and stimulates breast tissue. Progesterone is produced by the placenta in pregnancy, and declines rapidly after delivery, signaling the breasts to produce milk.


  • CRH (Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone) and Cortisol – These stress relieving hormones are produced by the placenta and rise sharply before delivery to prepare the body for the stress of birth. CRH increases by 3 times in pregnant women, and levels drop rapidly after delivery. Cortisol raises blood sugar levels and maintains normal blood pressure, which is required during times of stress. One study, noted in an article by Jodi Selander, (PBi founder) concluded that women with lowest levels of CRH also experienced depressive symptoms.

  • Prolactin – Increases greatly late in pregnancy, and stimulates lactation after birth. Levels decrease three weeks postpartum in non-lactating women. In breast feeding mothers, prolactin will eventually decrease to pre-pregnancy levels. There is belief that lower levels of prolactin may contribute to the onset of PPD.







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