Modified Raw Prep*- placenta is prepared, rinsed and dehydrated at 160 degrees, then ground into a powder and placed into empty capsules. Most popular method. Yields more capsules and is more potent than Steamed Prep.
Steamed Prep- placenta is prepared, rinsed, steamed with water (not TCM prep), dehydrated at 160 degrees, then ground into powder and placed into empty capsules.
There may be times when only Steamed is available due to diagnosis/ info from placenta agreement or birth circumstances
You may select from unflavored vegan or gelatin capsules. Or upgrade to a flavored gelatin capsules- inquire about flavor/ color availability.
- Increased release of the hormone oxytocin, which helps involution of the uterus & encourages bonding with the infant
- Increase in CRH, a stress-reducing hormone
- Reduces postpartum bleeding (lochia)
- Decrease in postpartum depression (PPD) levels & stabilize mood
- Restoration of iron levels in the blood/ hemoglobin (aids in anemia)
- Aide in milk production (milk can come in quicker and increased supply is possible)
- Increased energy (due to oxytocin and iron)
- Speed up postpartum recovery
*Note-consumption of your placenta is not a guarantee of treatment for any illness or medical condition. Anecdotal evidence shows many benefits to mothers but everyone may experience the effects of their placenta differently.
Our turnaround time varies depending on birth time and when the encapsulation process begins; however our timeline is up to 72 hours for capsules to be ready unless otherwise specified prior to booking services. Frozen placentas may add 24 hours to to the timeline.
Contact Toni Kinsman Consulting & Placenta Encapsulation once you enter your 3rd trimester (29/30wks) for placenta services to guarantee your on call services (once booked).
Avoid an urgent services fee and the stress of completing digital paperwork while in labor or with a newborn by booking ahead. Unsure if you want to encapsulate your placenta- freeze your placenta and contact us when you're ready.
Most hospitals will release placentas at 28 weeks gestation if pre-term birth occurs.
Give birth via cesarean- YES
Have pain meds/ epidural during labor/ birth- YES
Have gestational diabetes/ use insulin- YES
Have a homebirth, birth center or hospital birth- YES
Have frozen my placenta after birth- YES (if within 12months)
Have a surrogate pregnancy- YES
Have meconium present during labor/ birth- YES
Take prescription medications- YES
Develop pre-eclampsia- YES (steam prep only)
Develop cholestasis- YES (steam prep only)
Do delayed cord clamping- YES
Bank my cord blood- YES (note- no umbilical cord keepsake)
Group B Strep (GBS) positive- YES (tested at 35-37wks)
Had my placenta taken to pathology- NO
Left my placenta out at room temp over 4 hours- NO
Placentas must be on ice or in a refrigerator within 3 hours of birth. Placentas that have not begun the encapsulation process by 72 hours must be frozen. It is critical that the placenta is kept COLD for safe ingestion. Pack that cooler!
Created with 100 proof alcohol, a tincture remedy is created with your placenta powder in a glass dropper bottle and ready to use after 6 weeks. Then you may optional strain the tincture (coffee filter or cheesecloth) or use as is. It's a great way to extend the benefits of your placenta long after your capsules are gone! It may be added on to any placenta encapsulation package.
Check out the PRICING tab/ page at the top of our website for a detailed listing of services and associated fees. Please contact us for availability.
Retainers are non-refundable and paid once the placenta (or babywearing/ cloth diaper) client agreement is completed/ returned to TKC via email at info@ToniKinsmanConsulting.com
Balances are due in full upon placenta possession or day of babywearing/ cloth diaper consultation.
Yes, we offer artistic placenta prints (select from cord blood or food grade color dyes or client provided acrylic paints), digital placenta images, umbilical cord keepsakes, and preparation for placenta burial (under fruit tree/ flowering plant/ bush)
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 during your pregnancy, you may safely consume your placenta. Steam prep recommended.
If you test positive during labor/ birth, you'll need to verify if no other signs of infection/ illness are present at time of birth and if your birthplace will release your placenta (your physician may want to send to pathology).
Please check with your birthplace to verify their current placenta release procedure/ policy.
In some cases if infection is evident or suspected, the hospital may want to take the placenta to pathology for examination. If possible, request that only a small sample to be removed (in the delivery room) from the placenta be taken to pathology for examination and the rest of the placenta be discharged with the client. In this case, we will need to wait on the lab results to ensure the placenta is safe for consumption if the reason is due to suspected infection. If results have not been received within 72 hours, the placenta will need to be frozen and encapsulated later if the results of the sample are negative.
If your placenta is taken to pathology in whole, TKC will be unable to process for encapsulation as oftentimes the pathology lab surfaces are not a sanitary food grade environment for a placenta once removed from the container for a specimen sample to be processed, causing contamination with possible blood borne diseases and unsafe food practices. No additives/ chemicals should be in placenta container.
If you are diagnosed with a uterine infection (chorio), your birthing facility will likely not release your placenta and send it to pathology. Confirm with your care team if it is a suspected diagnosis or official diagnosis. Often an epidural may cause a low grade fever as side effect and it is not a uterine infection.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECLINE- in the State of California you have the right to your placenta (products of conception)
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We are based in Riverside and take priority for Inland Empire client scheduling.
Kaiser Permanente member & placenta provider