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Placenta Encapsulation

Placental Encapsulation~ We feel that every woman should have many options in her healthcare in the childbearing year. Placental encapsulation is a way to utilize your body’s own medicine. Each baby's placenta is an incredible gift to our babies and to us. Your placenta served as the lifeline to your baby, transporting hormones, nutrients, and many other vital necessities. Another way to continue honoring this wonderful gift is by using it as medicine. Using placental encapsulation is believed to:

  • Contain your own natural hormones

  • Be perfectly made for you

  • Balance your endocrine system

  • Replenish depleted iron stores

  • Give you more energy

  • Lessen bleeding in the postpartum period

  • Increase milk production

  • Help you have a happier postpartum period

  • Hasten return of uterus to pre-pregnancy size

  • Provide bioidentical hormone replacement during menopause


70% - 80% of women experience “Baby Blues” in their postpartum period and 10% suffer from a more serious condition called Postpartum Depression. “Baby Blues” are described as feelings of sadness, fear, anger, or anxiety occurring about 3 days after childbirth and usually fading after 1 week.


Postpartum Depression is described as intense feeling of sadness, anxiety, or despair after childbirth that interfere with a new mother’s ability to function and do not go away after a few weeks. Many women’s only option is pharmaceutical medication to treat postpartum depression. In some cases this is truly necessary but many women find that by being proactive and using placental encapsulation that they can prevent and help combat the symptoms of postpartum depression and the 'Baby Blues'.


After the birth of your beautiful baby and placenta, your placenta will be cleaned, steamed, and properly prepared for dehydration. Once dehydrated it is ground into a fine powder that is then carefully put into gel caps. During this process we treat your placenta with a great reverence for the wonderful gift that it is. Holding positive energy in the process in hopes that is passes to the medicine that is being created. The process takes approximately 48 hours to complete. Most placentas yield 100-150 capsules. They can then be taken immediately to start reaping their benefits. Most women do not finish their capsules and save them for menopause or give them to their child during periods of adjustment.


This service is not exclusive to our clients but is available to families in the community. Your placenta will be processed by Maren Ervin whom has an active Josephine County Food Handler's License.  Maren has 5 years placental medicine encapsulation experience.  If a client of Rogue Birth Center LLC your placenta will be delivered to you at your 3 day postpartum visit.  If you are not a client birthing with Rogue Midwives we will arrange for pickup and delivery after your birth. 


The cost to encapsulate your placenta is $190.00.   


If you would like this service please call us at 541-916-8333 to make arrangements.