Placenta Encapsulation

 Ginger Blossom Doula Services is proud to provide safe & professional placental preparation services to individuals in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas. I believe your placenta is precious and irreplaceable. That's why safety is our #1 priority and we maintain up-to-date certifications in Safe Sanitation practices, Safe Food Handling and Bloodborne Pathogen Prevention (specialized for placenta specialists and doulas), so clients can be confident that their placenta is prepared with the highest quality of care. 

For your convenience, our process is all virtual! Clients have a 15 minute consultation/intake and all contracts are viewed and signed via a private & secure client portal. A $75 retainer fee is required at contract signing and applied to your total cost.

Have questions? Don't hesitate to reach out!

Safety & Benefits

Safety first! I take care of each and every placenta and it's processing, with the utmost care, respect, and safety it deserves. 

  • Dedicated work space. All placentas are clearly labeled with clients name and date received, then stored in a dedicated refrigerator with its temperature monitored at regular intervals

  • Placentas are kept refrigerated until processing can begin

  • I work on only one placenta at a time so that there is no chance of a mix-up

  • Dehydration takes place in only a high quality dehydrator with a temperature gauge, never an oven

  • Certifications in OSHA standards & precautions, BBP protocol and ServSafe guidelines are strictly adhered to for your protection and mine

  • All surfaces are washed and sanitized in bleach solution prior to use

  • All personal protective equipment (disposable gloves, aprons, etc.) are used EVERY time

  • All surfaces and equipment are washed, sanitized or disposed of between each use

  • As many disposable items are used as possible (apron, gloves, bowls, knifes, etc)

  • All reusable equipment are sanitized in a bleach solution for at least 10 minutes per OSHA guidelines

  • All items receive a clean water rinse to remove bleach residue

Show me the benefits! Women who encapsulate and consume their placentas often report:

  • An increase in milk supply

  • More energy

  • Faster healing

  • Better sleep

  • Improved immune system

  • Less hair loss

  • More balanced mood

  • Hormonal balance

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  • Cortisone: combats stress and is energy boosting (cortisol)

  • Gammaglobulin: immune booster

  • Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone

  • Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia

  • Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infection

  • Oxytocin: produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant, and pain relief.

  • Prolactin: promotes lactation

  • Prostaglandins: anti-inflammatory

  • TSH(Thyroid Stimulating Hormone): boosts energy and helps recovery from stress

  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: Lessens bleeding and promotes faster healing.

The wonderful hormones and nutrients the placenta contains:

Placenta Encapsulation

$215

Placenta Encapsulation is the basic service of preparing the placenta to be ingested in capsule form. The placenta is gently rinsed and drained, then steamed to food safe temperatures. After steaming, the placenta is thinly sliced then fully dehydrated. It is ground and put into capsules. Women who encapsulate and consume their placentas often report boosts in energy, feelings of wellness and balanced moods, quick and smooth postpartum recoveries, and sometimes a boost milk supply.  Raw preparation is available as well!                                                                  

 

**$25 delivery fee for each trip outside of Kent County.**

Ala-Carte Services

Flavored Capsules $10
Excited about all the great things that come from placenta encapsulation, but not the taste of pills? We offer flavored capsules as an option to help with that!​ Clients can pick from the following flavors:
  • Berry

  • Strawberry

  • Orange

Herbal Salves     $30
Placenta has been a key ingredient in expensive healing beauty creams and salves for many years.  Made with high grade all organic ingredients and your own super healing placenta powder, a salve can be used for perineal tears, cesarean wounds, sore nipples, rashes, it reduces inflammation, relieves pain and so much more! 
Placenta Tincture     $25
Placenta tinctures are perfect as part of a long-term postpartum wellness plan to aid and support long after your placenta capsules are gone! With an indefinite shelf life, Placenta Tinctures have been used to beneficial for managing menopausal symptoms, PMS, insomnia, emotional/mental transitions, hormone stabilization, stress, depression, etc.
Organic Peri-Spray    $15 
This organic peri-spray is a a must-have for your postpartum recovery, providing temporary relief in to the perineum and other sensitive areas.A cooling combo of organic witch hazel, aloe and organic essential oils, the spray helps with postpartum and perineal discomfort. Mist as often as needed, especially after bath or toilet use.
Postpartum Herbal Mix    $15

Whether you use it in a postpartum bath, peri bottle or "padsicles" this mix soothes sore perineal muscles and hemorrhoids, slows bleeding, and minimizes swelling. All while creating a relaxing and restoring experience after the challenges of childbirth. Made with high quality organic herbs, these herbs and flowers have been selected for their healing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. For absolute freshness - this product is not packaged until you order it. Ingredients: calendula, comfrey, lavender, chamomile, and sea salt.

Placenta Art Keepsake    $35

It’s a wonderful way to commemorate your placenta’s beauty. If the mother wishes, color prints can be done with a plastic barrier and food-safe dye (like a baker’s dye). A print can be a great addition to a baby book or nursery, with advanced notice for color preparation, prints can be done to match the child’s nursery. Contact me and we’ll discuss it!