Are there any side effects?
No research has recorded any negative side effects from this practice.
How many pills do I get?
Depending on the size of your placenta, it will yield between 70-120 capsules.
If I have a caesarean, can I still get my placenta encapsulated?
Absolutely. Regardless of the type of delivery, vaginal or caesarean, or method of pain management, you can still encapsulate your placenta.
What if I have meconium stained liquor or Group B Strep?
Yes, you can still have your placenta encapsulated. The process eliminates any harmful bacteria. The meconium only affects the membranes, which are removed during the process.
How many do I take?
The exact daily dosage will be discussed on delivery as this varies from mother to mother. The average is 6 capsules per day (2 capsules three times a day) for the first week then dropping to 4 per day (2 capsules twice per day).
What kind of capsules do you use?
I only use vegetable capsules. These contain no animal products.
Who cannot get their placenta encapsulated?
- have a communicable disease such as Hepatitis A, B or C or HIV;
- had an uncontrolled infection during labour; or
- had a retained placenta requiring surgical removal
Can anyone who is not the mother take the placenta pills?
Each placenta is unique to the mother and the capsules are designed to benefit her.