Can You Walk Me Through What To Expect With The Process?
When you complete the online booking, you'll receive a preparation checklist that details everything you need to know to prepare. Depending on where you're birthing, you'll be assigned to an encapsulation specialist that has been personally trained by Nurse Bethany. She will reach out and give you her number to keep in contact with before, during and after birth. You'll provide a cooler for storage (many hospitals are now requiring a 28 qt., hard sided, plastic cooler).
How Much Does Placenta Encapsulation Cost?
Our fee is $300. This includes placenta pickup from your birth location or home, the encapsulation process and delivery of your pills. You may also choose to add a tincture for $100 or a gold-dipped umbilcal cord keepsake for $10. Payment in full is due at the time of booking.
When Do You Pick Up My Placenta?
We provide pick up service 7 days a week, from 8am-8pm. If you give birth outside of that time frame, your partner or nurse will need to add extra ice to the cooler and it will be perfectly safe!
How Long Will The Process Take?
In most circumstances, you'll have your pills ready in 2-3 days.
How Many Pills Will I Get?
The size of your placenta determines the number of pills you’ll receive. Larger placentas equal more quantity of pills and vice versa. The average is around 100 capsules per placenta but it does vary.
I’m Having A Hospital Birth, Will The Hospital Release My Placenta?
HB 1670, known as the Texas Placenta Bill, was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 17, 2015. It passed in the Senate on May 26, 2015, with unanimous support (31-0). The new law allows mothers to keep their placenta after the birth of their baby in any Texas hospital or birthing center, as of January 1, 2016. It is strongly suggested that you tell your doctor ahead of time that you plan to take your placenta home and write it in your birth plan. Also be sure to tell the nurse when you go in for delivery that you plan to take it home. The hospital may ask you to sign a liability release form. You'll need to provide a cooler and ask for ice to keep your placenta cold.
What If I Have An Epidural Or A C-section?
Many clients have had epidurals and/or spinals or C-section, and those women benefit just as much, if not more so.
What Is A Placenta Tincture?
A placenta tincture is made with a small portion of your placenta, is preserved at birth and is unique to you and your child. There are many uses for a tincture. It can be used to balance hormones after birth and enhance milk supply. Some clients even purchase it to save for menopause! It also serves as your child's constitutional remedy throughout his/her life for ailments such as colic, colds and indigestion. Processing your tincture takes six to eight weeks, and will be delivered to you upon completion.
What Does Placenta Encapsulation Help With?
Women have reported improvement with: enhanced mood, better breastmilk supply, balanced hormones, increased energy, quicker recovery time, higher iron levels and more. The Placenta Pill makes no guarantees to reported benefits, as every woman is different.
Proudly welcomed into the following birth facilities:
- All About Babies Argyle Birth Center
- Allen Birth Center
- Baylor Centennial
- Baylor Lake Point (Rowlett)
- Baylor Rockwall
- Baylor Scott & White Carrollton
- Baylor Scott & White Frisco
- Baylor Scott & White Grapevine
- Baylor Scott & White McKinney
- Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
- BirthPointe Birth Center
- Centennial Medical Center
- Flourish Birth Center
- Grapevine Birthing Center
- Kueo Birth Center
- Medical City of Arlington
- Medical City of Lewisville
- Medical City Dallas
- North Texas Medical Center Gainesville
- Parkland Hospital
- Plano Birthplace
- Richardson Methodist
- Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst - Euless - Bedford
- Texas Health Mansfield
- Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
- Texas Health Presbyterian Denton
- Texas Health Presbyterian Flower Mound
- Texas Health Presbyterian Plano
- Texas Health Rockwall
- The Nest Birth Center