The Given Tree provides many of the placenta arts available including placenta encapsulation, placenta infused salve, placenta tincture, cord keepsakes, and placenta print artwork. Proudly serving Columbus, OH and surrounding area families since 2014.

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation has become a growing practice in the United States. New mothers are learning the amazing organ, which helped to grow and nourish their unborn baby, can also nourish their own body. Traditional Chinese Medicine has celebrated the placenta, considered baby's first friend, in many different ways for thousands of years. Some choose burial rituals, some choose to consume the placenta in various ways to share with their family, and others chose encapsulation. People have been consuming placenta post birth to counter of all the physiologic changes in the postpartum period. New mothers may experience fatigue, blood loss, and a sudden decrease in the elevated pregnancy hormones. These changes are thought to be key components to developing "baby blues." Placenta encapsulation assists with replenishing the body with natural iron, protein, and a plethora of essential nutrients. Continue reading to learn about the amazing benefits from placenta encapsulation. Find increased peace of mind as you heal and transition during the fourth trimester.


Reported Benefits

  • Decreased risk of postpartum depression or "baby blues"

  • Decreased postpartum bleeding

  • Decreased risk of iron deficiency

  • Increased breastmilk production

  • Increased energy

  • Balancing of hormones and mood

 

What's in the placenta to make it so powerful?

  • Oxytocin: known as the “love hormone”. Faciliatates bonding between the mother and baby. Helps shrink the uterus back to its normal size
  • Gamma globulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII – stops bleeding and encourages healing
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: boosts energy and helps recover from stressful events
  • Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone
  • Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infection
  • Cytokins – Fibroblasts that trigger cell metabolism healing and replacing damaged cells/tissue
  • Cortisone: reduces stress and unlocks stores of energy
  • Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia
  • Prostaglandins: anti-inflammatory
  • Prolactin: promotes lactation
  • Iron – essential for oxygen absorbtion in the cells
  • Vitamins B6 – aids in the making of antibodies
  • Vitamin E – for healing damaged skin cells

 

Preparation

Your placenta will be prepared using the raw method. This method uses low heat to slowly dehydrate the placenta to preserve as many nutrients as possible. The process begins with gently washing the placenta. Next the placenta is sliced thinly and placed into the dehydrator. Once fully dehydrated the pieces are finely ground into a powder with a food processor. The powder is filled into the capsule of your choice and placed into a glass jar. Your placenta may also be prepared using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in which it is first steamed with lemons, ginger, and peppers before dehydrating. TCM is a very popular method of preparation, however I do not offer it at this time.

Basic placenta encapsulation package with capsules, cord keepsake, and colorful placenta prints.

Basic placenta encapsulation package with capsules, cord keepsake, and colorful placenta prints.

 

Basic Placenta Encapsulation   $200

Contents:

  • Artwork

  • Capsules

  • Cord Keepsake (when able)

  • Vegetarian Capsules

  • Recommended Dosage

Add $25 for each additional placenta to cover materials with multiple gestations.

 

Additional Services (Please visit my Instagram or Facebook for pictures of products.)

Tincture (4oz)     $35     Tincture is a quarter sized piece of your placenta or 5-10 capsules suspended in 100 proof alcohol. The tincture is aged for 6 weeks postpartum before it is ready for use. This product has an indefinite shelf life and provides many of the same benefits as your capsules. Tincture is also reported to have great benefits during times of emotional trauma and menopause.  Your tincture is delivered with your capsules, along  with instructions for handling until it is ready to be used. Your tincture will be delivered in a 4 oz glass blue dropper bottle.

Salve (4oz)     $35     Handmade using organic ingredients to create a wonderful healing salve which may be used by mama and baby. It can be used to heal cesarean incisions after the wound is closed and lessens scarring and itching. The salve can also be used as soon as 3 days postpartum for hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, bruising and swelling. Other great uses include burns, diaper rash, bug bites, eczema, and to heal everyday skin irritations. 

Artwork     $75     Artwork is created with 12 in x 12in acid free card stock paper. The prints are derived from remaining placental blood and/or food coloring. At least three prints are made and one is chosen to be detailed. This pricing is for families only wishing to have artwork. The pricing includes pickup of placenta, a cord keepsake when able, a small dehydrated piece of placenta in case a piece of keepsake jewelry is desired in the future, and shipping of these items.

Pamper Your Perineum (4oz)    $18     Aromatically pleasing blend of organic jojoba and grapeseed oils combined with Doterra Lavender, Geranium, and Lemon essential oils, and calendula extract. Use this oil in the weeks prior to your due date with daily perineal massage to encourage a natural stretching during labor and delivery. This oil may be used on bellies, thighs, hips, and other areas prone to stretch marks, as well as for massage in labor.

Nurture Your Nipples (2oz)     $12     Breastfeeding got your nips cracked, tired, whipped, and worn? Try this soothing organic blend safe for new bellies and sensitive skin. Ingredients: cocoa seed, extra virgin olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, candelilla wax, and calendula extract.

Herbal Bath     $16     Imagine adding this soothing organic blend to a relaxing bath for mama and baby. Each packet includes one reusable steeping bag, and enough herbs for at least 3 baths. Ingredients: chamomile, yarrow, plantain, comfrey, rose petals, lavender, and calendula.

Postpartum Padsicles     $15     Ten pads prepared with witch hazel, DoTerra lavender, and organic aloe placed in the freezer to aid with perineal discomfort after delivery. 

Flavored gelatin capsules     $10     Flavored capsules are a very popular choice among mamas choosing encapsulation. Available flavors include berry, mixed fruit, grape, or strawberry. These do contain artificial dyes and flavors. Flavored gel caps must be requested at time of deposit to ensure I will have them in stock.

Canvas Print     $20     Choose to have your placenta printed on a 12 in x 12 in canvas using the colors of your choice.

Jewelry & Keepsakes     One of a kind keepsakes are handmade with inclusions of your choice. Choose to create a meaningful keepsake with placenta powder, breast milk, cremation ash, locks of hair (person, pet, horse, etc), feathers, soil, and flowers. Visit my shop for available designs using the Online Shop tab in the navigation bar.

 

 

Once you have decided placenta encapsulation is a great choice for you and your family, I will email you a contract agreement retaining my services. At the time of submitting the contract a $50 non-refundable fee will be collected. This deposit books you to my expected due date calendar to ensure that I will have the time to prepare your placenta. The deposit is non-refundable because I will accept a limited number of placentas each month. I prepare your products in my home, which allows me to start on your placenta as soon as your hospital, birthing center, or care provider allows for the release. I will travel to hospitals including OSU, Riverside Methodist, Dublin Methodist, Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, Mt Carmel St Ann's, Doctor's West, Grant, Grady Memorial, and Licking Memorial. I am also able to pickup if you have delivered at home if you are located in Franklin or Licking County. My goal is to have your placenta processed and returned within three days of pickup for your maximum benefit. Delivery of your products can be arranged based on your preference, with options for me to deliver to you, your support person may meet me for pickup, or shipping for an additional fee. I always recommend discussing your choice to take your placenta with your care provider to ensure your placenta is healthy for consumption. I look forward to meeting each one of you as your journey into parenthood begins or continues to evolve with each new addition.