Brenda Ojala ~ Certified Placenta Encapsulation-Alchemy Specialist & Mentor

It’s a rather unlikely story, how I came to be involved with placenta encapsulation. In 2007, before I was a wife and mother, I had a very vivid dream about eating the afterbirth. I was intrigued by my dream. What did it mean? Although I had been present at two births of friends’ children and most of my friends have children, at this time I had very limited knowledge of the entire process of pregnancy and childbirth, so I began researching the birthing process.

I delved into studying birthing, and researched the complete birthing process for months. I studied in detail the purpose of the placenta and placentophagy as I tried to find the meaning of my dream; that is how I stumbled across a training program for placenta encapsulation.

Meanwhile, I married my husband Arvi, and three months later, we found out we were pregnant. I became interested in homeopathic medicine and herbal remedies and decided I wanted to make all decisions about my health and the health of my unborn baby based on the natural resources that creation had provided for us to heal ourselves. I continued to research birth, and found I embraced the idea that birth is a totally normal phenomenon and not a medical event.

I met many people who supported the home birth movement, and although at the time there were no legal midwives to attend my birth at home, I still decided that was the birth experience I desired. I talked with my midwife about my dream, about eating my placenta, and she was completely supportive. When my son Ryan was born peacefully at home in September 2008, I could not believe the incredible joy and energy I had during the postpartum period, and it was VERY noticeable to others. I knew then that this was something I had to share with other women, and I am excited to be serving women by helping them heal themselves through placenta encapsulation.

I am continually amazed by the placenta and its unique power to heal. Each time I encapsulate a placenta, I gain an even deeper appreciation for its utility and value. The postpartum stories of each new mom I serve only bolster my excitement and determination to help raise awareness of the incredible gift of the placenta, so more women can have a joyous, energetic, and well balanced postpartum experience.

The more I work with moms and their placentas, the more people I talk to, the more research I study, the more I learn about the placenta itself, the more motivated I become to delve even deeper into this phenomenon. I have definitely become a placenta advocate!


  • Certified Placenta  Encapsulation-Alchemy Specialist & Mentor
  • Trained and Certified through Placenta Benefits
  • Food Safety and Handling
  • OSHA’s Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Master Reiki Practitioner (energy healing/balancing)
  • Intuitive Core Life Coach
  • Aromatherapy Specialist
  • Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner
  • Certified Hypnotherapist

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