In Harmony offers a full range of placenta preparations to benefit the postpartum woman. The menu of placenta preparation options include encapsulation, tincture, salves, teas, and placenta prints.
How it works...
During your pregnancy, we discuss the options listed here in greater detail, and you decide which preparations are right for you. After the birth of your baby, contact us as soon as possible, so we can arrange a time to pick-up your placenta. In most cases, we arrive within 24 hours of the birth, but we guarantee pick-up between 48-72 hours. We ensure safe transfer of your placenta, and follow strict guidelines for safety and cleanliness in the preparation environment. We prepare your placenta as directed by you, and ensure your preparations are ready for you within three days. We provide written directions on how to use your preparations. After you receive your preparations, we remain available to you by phone, text, and email for any questions or concerns you may have.
Using either the raw or Traditional Chinese Medicine method of encapsulation, we prepare your placenta by steaming, dehydrating, and grinding it into fine powder. We put the powder into individual capsules. When properly stored, placenta capsules can last indefinitely.
We use a thumb-sized piece of your placenta with high-quality alcohol and allow the mixture to ferment for six weeks. We then drain the mixture, and the remaining liquid becomes your tincture. The tincture will last indefinitely when stored properly.
We are both certified Breastfeeding Counselors and can provide breastfeeding help in addition to placenta services. We can answer questions and help direct you to resources. If you require a full consultation, we can arrange that in conjunction with the placenta services.
The Full-Term Placenta
Nancy trained as an encapsulation specialist with FullCircle Placenta Encapsulation. Karen trained with PBi. Both Nancy and Karen are certified as food and safety handlers in Pennsylvania, and certifed through Biologix in blood-borne pathogens.