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Placenta Encapsulation Services

Celebrating 10 years of professional encapsulation, in 2023

Avoid the Baby Blues:  Turning your Placenta into Easy to Swallow Capsules.
Safe and Professional Placenta Encapsulation Services

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Why Placenta Encapsulation?

80% of all new postpartum people experience the baby blues
98% of our clients said they would encapsulate again


  • Balance hormones (using your own hormones)
  • Enhance milk production 
  • Lessen postpartum bleeding
  • Increase energy 
  • Replenish your system with the iron
  • Fewer emotional postpartum swings and issues 


Practiced for centuries as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to treat postpartum hormone imbalances and to aid in the relief of fatigue and lactation issues in new postpartum parents. 

What hormones are found in this organe tissues? Some studies have detected the presence of CRH, hPL, Oxytocin, ACTH, estrogenic and gestagenic active substances.


I follow the Traditional Chinese Medicine method, technique, and practices.

During this two days process (4 hours total), the placenta is steamed, dried, powdered and put into capsules (80-140).  Therefore, it never leaves your home – Odile brings the equipment and she leaves your kitchen spotless! In addition, Odile offers a follow-up within a week (phone call, text or email.



Odile became a professional Placenta Specialist after learning of its many benefits and how it had also helped some of the families she’d watched struggle with their postpartum recovery over.

She has safely encapsulated more than 300 times and has numerous of satisfied and happy repeat clients.

I’m proud to offer a safe encapsulation option to my clients. 

Study says: Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns – University of Nevada, La Vegas

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⇓ Pricing & Frequent Asked Questions ⇓

  • $335 (driving fee may apply): capsules and complimentary postpartum broth and a keepsake 
  • $15 for two placenta prints
  • $295 for doulas clients (driving fee may be applied): capsules, complimentary placenta art prints, postpartum broth and a keepsake
  • $40 placenta tincture (description below)
  • Services might be reimbursed by your FSA.  Gift certificates and payment plans available
  • Consider adding the services to your customized baby registry

It only takes a small piece of the  dehydrated placenta added in high-grade alcohol to prepare a tincture, as well as a little bit of “savoir-faire”.  It’s an ideal pick-me-up, available any time of transition, or emotional challenges.

The placenta capsules are most beneficial in the postpartum weeks because they warm up and balance back the body, the tincture is most useful in the months and years to come.

Honoring your baby placenta! A placenta print is using your baby’s placenta to make a print on paper as a keepsake.  In fact, I use natural blood, or/and natural food coloring on acid-free artists paper.  Some families frame the art print and display their prints as art or others choose to save them as personal keepsakes.

The method is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  This is the act of turning the placenta into easy placenta pills to swallow. Consequently, new postpartum parents have easy to consume tablets, as a supplement during the first weeks of your postpartum period.


You DO NOT EAT your placenta.

Encapsulation has been practiced for centuries as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, to treat these imbalances and to counteract fatigue and lactation issues in new postpartum mother/parent.  

Note:  The information on this page has not been evaluated by the FDA.  My Birth Companion, LLC services are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any conditions.  


The 2017 article published by the CDC is not a study but a case report, about an isolated incident.  

However, we know that when the TCM protocols are being respected, it is safe to encapsulate:  The encapsulator and the new parents must work in compliance with the food safety protocols and safe food handling. 

Additionally, when been steamed properly, bacteria are killed before the dehydration stage.  This is why, I do not provide raw preparation option.


You don’t want the capsules but you are interested in the Placenta Pint Art ONLY? 


“Every discarded placenta is a lost opportunity for that new parent to have
the best postpartum recovery possible”.  J. Selander – Founder of PBi

Disclaimer: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the process of encapsulating placentas. My Birth Companion, LLC services are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any conditions. Families who choose to utilize the services take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk.

Odile's Recommendations

PBi Evidence-based information on placentophagy
UNLV UNLV researchers Daniel Benyshek and Sharon Young

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Credits: Photos By Kintz