Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation has become increasingly popular over the last several years.  Although there is limited evidence-based information about the advantages or negative effects of consuming your placenta, there are many claimed benefits.

Anecdotal benefits include:

  • Increased milk supply
  • Decreased risk of postpartum depression
  • Increased energy levels and focus
  • Increased iron levels

Very little research has been published about placental consumption, however several studies are currently being conducted.  San Diego Midwife encourages our mothers and families to research their choices.

If you choose to encapsulate your placenta with us, Katrina will make your encapsulation a seamless process.  Typically she will take your placenta following your birth, or come pick it up from your birthing location, process it using the method of your choice, and return it to you on the 2nd through 4th day, at your postpartum visit.  She also offers placental salves and tinctures and will discuss all of your options with you prior to your estimated due date. You do not need to be a San Diego Midwife birth client to utilize our placental services. Please contact San Diego Midwife for more information on encapsulation.

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With Jamin and Katrina’s unique and extensive medical backgrounds and comprehensive experience, they will evaluate available methodologies in order to provide and enable you with the safest and most rewarding prenatal, birthing and postpartum experiences.

Please contact San Diego Midwife at (760) 809-9396 or email info@sandiegomidwife.com with any questions and to schedule your free consultation. Please include your phone number if you would like a call back. The office is located at Indigo Dragon 451 La Veta Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024.