Our placenta encapsulation service is $275. As a bonus, we offer moms the option of adding any or all, of our additional services listed below with an asterik (*), at no additional charge. Also, although rare, mileage is added for more than 35 miles from one of our certified specialists. For more info, visit our FAQ’s for before, during, and after birth.
We offer personal, safe, and professional Wilmington placenta encapsulation services and we are also serving: Jacksonville, Greenville, and Brunswick County NC as well as Myrtle Beach, SC and surrounding areas as well.
Placenta Works™ offers an array of services to help raise awareness and assist in your postpartum recovery. If you do not see a service below that you are interested in, please feel free to contact us so we can accommodate your request. If it is not a service we provide, we will bridge you to a service provider we highly recommend. These are also general descriptions; we will go over in more detail during your pre-service consultation.
(TCM or Raw)
The TCM Method has been used for centuries and involves lightly steaming the placenta with herbs prior to dehydration. Moms taking these pills report more of a “slow and steady” building of energy and have great results. We prefer the TCM method; however some moms following a raw food, vegan or vegetarian diet sometimes prefer the raw dehydration method based on their beliefs. Some research suggests that cooking food makes the nutrients more bio-available, which would in turn mean that the TCM method is of better use.
We typically work with and advocate for the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of encapsulation. However we will encapsulate raw upon request, for an additional fee. They are both effective. The raw dehydration method is said to retain more vitamins and helpful enzymes and moms who take them experience a higher burst of energy with nearly immediate results. However this huge boost of energy immediately following birth may be a bit much for mom as she should be resting and enjoying her new baby. We do offer this raw boost through a placenta smoothie within 24-48 hours after birth.
We encourage you to do some research and determine which method is best for you, and we can offer further information as well, upon request.
Placenta ‘Tree of Life’ Prints *
Because they differ in appearance, we offer a couple of different placenta prints. One of the maternal side and one of the fetal side, and we personalize them for you. This beautiful artwork is a treasured keepsake of your child’s ‘tree of life’, which is printed on acid free and archival quality paper. We use homemade food grade paint for our color prints. Each print is truly unique and a treasured keepsake for many moms. Read more about them HERE
This is a mother tincture, which is processed from a raw piece of placenta and takes about 6 weeks to complete. If stored properly, this can last indefinitely. This is a great item to have in your natural remedy stash, as the process extracts the medicinal properties of the placenta. While the pills work best in the immediate weeks following the birth of your baby, this works great for years to come for you and child. (E.g. times of transition, menopause, hormonal imbalance, teething, and even the common cold for your child.)
We also offer a placenta fruit smoothie which provides a great boost of energy to pull you up out of the exhaustion of birth, alleviate some pain, and reduce postpartum bleeding. We will have this available for you before your capsules are ready. Moms rave about our smoothies and report an overall feeling of well being and a better sleep. During your pre-service consultation, we will go over in more detail on why this is a great option for you.
We offer a 1.7oz amber glass jar of herbal placenta salve made exclusively by Gray Cat Botanicals and infused with your placenta powder. This blend coupled with your placenta powder, supports healing of skin aliments for mom and babe. Including c-section incisions (once stitches are removed), eczema, diaper rash, sore nipples, postpartum hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, burns, stretch marks and skin irritations. This custom formulation by Gray Cat Botanicals includes Olive Oil, Calendula officinalis, Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Comfrey (Symphytum officinale), Plantain (Plantago majora/lanceolata), beeswax, and vitamin E. Salves are made from locally grown fresh and organic dried plants, using a cold process that maximizes the healing benefits. For more of Gray Cat Botanical products visit their site HERE.
Mothers Broth *
The Mothers Broth is a natural by-product of gently steaming your placenta. Though it is mostly water, it does contain valuable nutrients, including hormones, iron, and the essence of the placenta. The Mothers Broth also includes traditional Chinese warming herbs, myrrh and ginger, which reduce pain and promote healing.
Umbilical Cord Keepsake *
We will gently wash and dehydrate your umbilical cord, and store in a satin bag with some herbs. This is a nice keepsake of the baby’s life line to you. We will also provide some exciting info about this precious keepsake, with your post service informational details.
Working hard to raise awareness of placenta encapsulation for postpartum wellness, and all other services we provide, through education in the following settings:
~ One on one counsel as needed ~ Community outreach ~ Group workshops
~ An informational rider to a childbirth education class, lactation class, or any other health class.
Postpartum Doula Services
A postpartum doula will come into your home and help you transition into motherhood. This support comes in many forms. The services include, but are not limited to, breastfeeding support, newborn care education and assistance, sibling care and meal preparation. The postpartum doula nurtures the family and supports a smooth transition to welcoming a new family member into your home. Please contact us for more info.
Birth/Postpartum Energy Healing
Since everything is energy, all healing ultimately involves energy. Most healing methods are focused on the physical, mental and emotional levels of life, without recognition of the deeper underlying energy. Energy healing works purely with the energetic level of our being. Since everything is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Energy healing is thus by nature “holistic”.
We offer energy healing and balancing for anyone affected by a traumatic birth experience, especially for the mother and/or her babe. Also for a placenta that was treated poorly by care providers, or involved in a traumatic birth experience. We also offer this service to any mother, preparing for the birth of her babe that would like to reduce and relieve some stress and fears around the anticipation of birth. Please contact us for more detailed info on this very personalized and unique service.
Aromatherapy ~ Essential Oil Blends
We offer relaxation aromatherapy treatments, as well as personalized and customized therapeutic grade essential oil blends to help during your postpartum period. We also have signature blends to help a pregnant mom with keeping her uplifted and her hormones balanced.
Stay Tuned for exciting new services we will be adding soon!