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Birth & Beyond
Support | Healing | Empowerment
The Benefits of
for a better postpartum experience
What is in the placenta?
Oxytocin: natural pain reliever, promotes bonding, helps to increase milk supply.
POEF (Placenta Pain reliever.Opioid Enhancing Factor):
Cortisone: This hormone unlocks energy stored in the body and combats stress. (cortisol)
Interferon: This hormones stimulates the immune system to fight off infections while the mother is healing from birth.
Hemoglobin: Replenishes iron, stimulates iron production in blood.
Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: Lessens bleeding and promotes faster healing.
Prolactin/HPL: Stimulates healthy mammary function and milk production.
Prostaglandins: Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Prevents or reduces the risk of developing postpartum depression.
Reduces or eliminates the risk of postpartum bleeding and hemorrhage.
Provides mom with a boost of Oxytocin to increase bonding experiences.
Increases energy levels
Helps uterus contract faster
Increases the production of milk and makes breastfeeding easier
Helps to restore the body's iron levels to normal limits
Helps to reduce the risk of insomnia
A natural pain reliever
We offer quality service at affordable prices.
Below, you can find the different options and services offered.
Steamed Method of Preparation
The traditional method of preparation is when the placenta is rinsed, steamed (sometimes with herbs), sliced, dehydrated, and encapsulated. In the TCM theory, it is believed that the process of birth leaves mom very "yin" or cold. One way to help this is to add "yang" or heat energy. I do this through the gentle steaming process. The placenta is not cooked so it retains all of its nutrients. The TCM method also provides a slow/ steady release of energy to help mom with hormone stabilizers in the postpartum period. This method usually produces fewer pills and may require that mom take more pills for a longer period of time. (Please note that we are not TCM practitioners. Our placenta encapsulation process is only inspired by the TCM methods.) If you want to add even more warmth, we can steam with ginger and lemon.
Raw Method of Preparation
The raw method of preparation consists of rinsing, slicing, and dehydrating the placenta in it's raw form. There are no herbs added to this preparation. The raw method is often preferred over steamed for those who stick to a raw diet. This is based on the idea that any heat kills vital nutrients in food. The raw method is said to be a more potent remedy due to all the hormones and nutrients still being intact. Those who suffered a traumatic birth, lost a lot of blood, or had long labors tend to benefit from this method due to the potent effects of the hormone stabilizers which give a much needed burst of energy. This method tends to yield more capsules and can usually be taken for a shorter amount of time.
However, there are times this method is not a viable option. If you had any type of infection during birth or if you suffer from anxiety, insomnia, or hyperthyroidism, it is best to encapsulate using the steamed method.
Umbilical cord keepsakes are a great way to hold on to a piece of the birth of your child. After rinsing and making prints, the cord is cut at the base of the placenta and formed in to the shape of your choice. Many mom's choose to have the cord say "LOVE". Once formed, it goes into the dehydrator with the placenta. Once done, it will be stored in a muslin baggie for you. Keep this in a cool and dry place.
4oz Placenta Tincture
The placenta tincture is made by taking a piece of your raw placenta and steeping it in a high quality 100 proof alcohol for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, the placenta can be strained out and the tincture can be used. The tincture can be used during menstruation to relieve cramping, to help the transition into menopause, and during times of trauma, illness or stress after your capsules are gone. It can be used to alleviate teething pains for baby and when added to a bit of water, can be given to baby to help fight illness. Many parents say that it brings the child back to a balanced physical and emotional state. If you had a girl, the tincture can even be used by her when she begins menstruating. This will help with cramping and to balance out hormones.
Placenta tincture is extremely shelf stable when stored in a dark place. If you plan on using throughout life, just add more 100 proof alcohol to the bottle, as needed.
Placenta prints are made using a high quality card stock paper and finished with a sealant spray. We can discuss your preferences on dyes and colors. The color(s) of your choice are painted on to the placenta and then the paper is laid on top and pulled off. The placenta is rinsed off before cutting and dehydrating. Placenta prints are a fantastic way to preserve the very thing that was womb mate and lifeline to your baby.
Why Choose Eternal Blossom
We are fully trained and certified through NC EFood handlers in OSHA food safety standards.
We are fully trained and certified through Biologix Solutions: Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists
Extensive training from the International Placenta & Postpartum Association.
We re-certify our blood borne pathogens course on a yearly basis and keep our EFood Handlers card up to date.
All surfaces are sanitized with hospital grade sanitizers and all of our equipment is sanitized with bleach to kill blood borne pathogens.
We use brand new supplies for each and every placenta we process, excluding the dehydrator and steaming pot.
We steam all placentas for at least 10 minutes and dehydrate at 160 degrees for over 18 hrs to ensure bad bacteria is removed prior to encapsulating.
We thoroughly document and photograph every placenta that we process.
We are on call from 37 weeks until you have your baby, no matter when that is.
We are ALWAYS available to answer questions, both before and after you’ve had your baby, via text, email, phone, Skype etc.
We have a very fast turnaround time. Expect your capsules to be completed within the first 36 hours (most likely 24).
We only serve a certain amount of clients per month to ensure we are always available to you.
Since there are two of us at Eternal Blossom, we will always be each others back up. This guarantees that the specialists you get to know are the ones who will actually be encapsulating.
We have great relationships with all area birth centers and hospitals. We are professional, courteous and respectful of your family's wishes and desires.
We have an unwavering desire to serve new moms and families in our community.
We are always working towards higher education in the pregnancy and birthing world.
We are always available to serve you, our client.