I am currently on hiatus due to my own high risk pregnancy (EDD 11/09/2017). I am ONLY taking limited clients for Abortion Doula Services & Placenta Services and not any other type of Doula Services. I will, however, gladly refer you to another Doula.
The Placenta & Placenta Encapsulation :
Placenta Encapsulation is a great way to help make your postpartum transition easier! Your placenta is the perfect tool for aiding with healing and mood stabilization after birth. The placenta is a unique organ and unlike any other in the human body! It is the only disposable organ we have. Because it is so nutrient dense, almost every mammal species consumes it postpartum in order to restore the energy, nutrients and minerals lost during the birthing. Putting it in pill form ("encapsulating" it) is a modern, holistic way to improve a postpartum health & wellbeing. Your placenta is perfectly made FOR you, BY you! Ingestion of the placenta has been practiced in various cultures around the world for thousands of years, and is particularly popular in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The placenta contains hormones that promote relaxation, reduce postpartum bleeding & hemorrhage, as well as stimulate milk production. It also helps replenish iron that has been lost through childbirth & postpartum bleeding. Your placenta can be blended with herbs to maximize the benefits & encapsulated for easy consumption.
What are the benefits of encapsulation?
Scientific research confirms that ingestion of the placenta replenishes many beneficial vitamins, nutrients, minerals, proteins & hormones, which can:
For a great article going more in-depth on the different methods I use, please go here.
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Also I'm willing to do Placenta Services for people outside the Northeast Florida area but you would have to mail me the Placenta in Dry Ice overnight & pay for S&H for the product(s) return. Contact me for more information.
TCM Placenta Encapsulation
$235 ($100 for qualifying low-income families. Application located in Client Forms section)
The TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) method involves cleaning the placenta, gently heating the placenta with fresh ginger, lemon peels, and cayenne pepper, and then dehydrating the placenta before it is put into capsules. Using this preparation is thought to bring out the placentas healing and tonifying properties as well as warming and healing the uterus. The pills as long as stored properly are good for a few years.
This service includes a prenatal meet and greet, picking up your placenta, encapsulation, informational packet, delivery of placenta capsules and a postpartum follow-up. You can expect to receive between 100-300 capsules from your placenta. Comes with clear vegetarian capsules. Free Print & cord keepsake if requested & available.
RAW Placenta Encapsulation
$200 ($100 for qualifying low-income families. Application located in Client Forms section)
The RAW method of preparation skips the heating and herbal process altogether. The placenta is still sliced, dehydrated and ground into a powder for the capsules. Raw food activists believe that steaming the placenta destroys some of the essential nutrients. Using this option provides a burst of energy upfront and great hormone stabilization. The downside is the pills are only good for up to one year so saving it for future uses is pretty much a no go. Also I can only prepare this method if I receive the placenta no later than 3-4 hours after birthing it. This service includes a prenatal meet and greet, picking up your placenta, encapsulation, informational packet, delivery of placenta capsules and a postpartum follow-up. You can expect to receive between 100-300 capsules from your placenta. Comes with clear vegetarian capsules. Free Print & cord keepsake if requested & available.
coming soon: colored prints, salves & truffles
The Love Package -
This includes your choice of encapsulation, choice between 4oz tincture or smoothie, keepsake, & printmaking.
The Ultimate Placenta Package -
This includes all placenta services.
Labor of Love Package -
This includes the love package and my birth doula services.
Ilithyia's Love Special -
This includes the ultimate placenta package and my birth doula services.
All Client Contracts & Forms can be located in the Client Forms tab located on the menu.
I accept payment via cash, checks, credit, debit, money orders, or Paypal. I'm always willing to set up a payment plan, sliding scales, take trades, & barter.
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