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NURTURING THROUGH NATURE Placenta Encapsulation Safety
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Dedicated work space for placentas only Placentas are kept refrigerated until processing I work on only one placenta at a time so no chance of mix up Dehydration takes place in a high quality dehydrator, never an oven All surfaces are washed and sanitized in bleach solution prior to use All personal protective equipment are used EVERY time All surfaces and equipment are washed, sanitized or disposed of between each use As many disposable items are possible are used (aprons, gloves, knives, etc.) All reuseable 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 Placentas are dehydrated at a temperature of 160 degrees to ensure the placenta is fully dehydrated
What's The Process?
Placenta is processed using the RAW method The placenta is sliced and placed on the dehydrator The placenta is dehydrated for at least 18 hours at a temperature of 160 degree to ensure no moisture is left behind. Once fully dehydrated the placenta is ground into powder which is then placed into capsules I believe that the RAW method increases the hormonal and nutritional value of the placenta, by not "cooking" off any of the hormones or nutrients as would be done if using the TCM method.
Instructions for You
I always suggest putting someone (partner, friend, doula) in charge of the placenta. Make sure they inform your care provider right after baby is born that you are keeping your placenta so that it doesn’t accidently get put in the trash.
Typically the nursing staff will put it in a container for you after it is delivered.
You will need to bring a cooler (can be the cheap Styrofoam ones) with you to the hospital to store your placenta in until pick up occurs.
All valley hospitals do require that a placenta be removed from the premises within an hour after birth. However I do not pick up placentas in the middle of the night and it can sometimes be several hours after delivery before I can pick up.
I recommend placing the container in your cooler filled with ice and keeping that placenta in your vehicle (only during winter months) or hiding it in your hospital room until I can pick up.
It is most important that the placenta is kept chilled to ensure freshness so the cooler will need to be filled with ice. No need to bring ice or ice packs with you. All hospitals have an ice machine. Simply fill a bag with some ice from the ice machine and pour into your cooler. Please check cooler periodically to ensure the ice does not melt.
It is also recommended that you bring a gallon size Ziploc bag with you to the hospital just in case the hospital is out of containers (this has happened).
If your care provider wants your placenta taken to pathology for any reason ask that they just take a small piece for testing because once in pathology they do treat the placenta with formaldehyde which would deem the placenta unusable.
If they do feel the need for testing please contact me prior to the placenta being taken to pathology for further instructions. This rarely happens but I do like to prepare you just in case.
Circumstances that WOULD be a contradiction to encapsulating your placenta: Infection present in mom or baby at the time of birth Chorioamnionitis Circumstances that DO NOT prevent you from encapsulating: Merconium Group B Strep positive Medicated Birth Cesarean Birth Delayed Cord Clamping Cord Blood Banking