Placenta Encapsulation - FAQs

Is it safe to consume my placenta?

Placenta encapsulation is generally considered safe when carried out by a trained specialist following best practices recommended by the APPA and the strict standards set out by the OSHA. By implementing these safety protocols to prevent cross-contamination, the associated risks are kept to a minimum. Numerous mothers have consumed encapsulated placenta postpartum without experiencing any significant adverse effects. Because we adhere to these guidelines, it is our belief that it is safe to ingest your placenta.

  • OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Universal Precautions
  • Safe food prep handling guidelines

How will placenta capsules taste?

The placenta capsules do not have much of a taste, but they may have a slight odor. If the smell bothers you, try taking them with grape juice. Many women find that the potential benefits of placenta encapsulation outweigh any slight odor.


How do I know I am getting only MY placenta?

As trained placenta encapsulation specialists, you can trust that we will take great care in handling your placenta. We make sure to only work with one placenta at a time to avoid any mix-ups. In rare cases where we have two placentas at once, we keep them separated in a cooler on ice with clear labels. Once we finish processing the first placenta and sanitize all equipment, we move on to the second one.


How soon after giving birth does my placenta need to be processed?

After your baby is born, you should keep the placenta cold by placing it in the refrigerator or on ice within an hour where it can stay for up to 3 days. Once you give birth you will give us a call and we will pick it up the same day. If you're not certain about encapsulating your placenta, you can always store it in the freezer for now.


What kind of benefits should I expect from placenta encapsulation?

Many women have shared that they feel more energetic, have an improved milk supply, experience better moods, less anxiety, and fewer tearful moments after consuming placenta encapsulation supplements. During pregnancy, the placenta produces hormones that are essential for your body. When the placenta is no longer present after giving birth, your body goes through a hormonal adjustment period. Encapsulating the placenta can assist in gradually reintroducing these hormones into your system, easing the transition as your body adjusts to the changes.


What are frozen placenta cubes?

You can enhance your postpartum routine with a placenta smoothie. You will receive 6 frozen cubes of your placenta to conveniently add to your daily fruit smoothie. We can share our favorite smoothie recipe with you! This optional product is intended to complement the benefits of our placenta encapsulation service.


What is a placenta tincture?

A placenta tincture is a potent solution made with 80-100 proof alcohol that retains the valuable nutrients and hormones found in the placenta, offering support for the body during times of need. The Placenta Tincture has been shown to help regulate hormones and boost energy levels, making it a beneficial supplement for moms experiencing stress or significant life changes. It can also be great to have handy when you begin to go through menopause. When stored properly, it can last indefinitely. This is an optional add-on product to boost the benefits of your placenta encapsulation service.


How does the placenta encapsulation process work?

  1. Thorough sanitization of work space and all equipment. Strict OSHA standards are observed.
  2. Carefully rinsing and cleaning the placenta of extra blood, clots, or any debris.
  3. Trimming the cord, which is dehydrated in a heart shape as a birth keepsake.
  4. Slicing the placenta thinly.
  5. Heating the placenta strips to 160 degrees to kill any bacteria that may be present.
  6. Complete dehydration in a dehydrator that is reserved specifically for placentas.
  7. Grinding the dehydrated strips into a fine powder.
  8. Filling capsules with powder, placing in containers and printing dosing instructions.
  9. Sanitization of all equipment and work space.

South Florida Placenta owned by Christa West of Coastal Midwifery, LLC, is not a pharmacy, pharmaceutical representatives, or physician. It is important to understand that while Placentophagy has potential benefits supported by ongoing research, these benefits have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Placentophagy is specifically intended for the mother who birthed the placenta(s) as a natural nutritional supplement. It is not intended for consumption by anyone other than the mother herself, including family members, friends, or any other individuals. It should also be noted that, as a natural supplement, Placentophagy may not guarantee specific results. Please consult with your medical physician if you have any concerns.


miriam bettant
miriam bettant
Very professional service. Christa prepared our placenta, we got a smoothie, some dehydrated capsules and a beautiful design with the umbilical cord that spelled “love”! Great experience, i highly recommend!!!
Katlin Klemme Ramos
Katlin Klemme Ramos
I have used Christa twice and she is great! Easy to communicate with and very reliable which is difficult to find these days. She has made me placenta capsules and a tincture. Which have helped me Postpartum immensely! Highly recommend her and her services!
Bodhi Alvarez
Bodhi Alvarez
I can’t say enough about what my placenta pills did for me! Those pills had me buzzing with energy and kept my hormones so stable. I was really able to enjoy the newborn stage this time around. Also, South Florida Placenta Services was the only company that was willing to pick up my placenta at the hospital due to COVID-19. Encapsulating my placenta was such a game changer this time around! Thank you!!!
Erica Binger
Erica Binger
Christa is amazing! We had twins in November and I had both placentas made into pills. She delivered the pills, as promised, and they were a lifesaver. I had no postpartum, I’m successfully breastfeeding and most of all, it has helped keep all my MS symptoms away. Pregnancy stops the progression of MS, but there is a higher chance of relapse after giving birth. I strongly believe the placenta pills stopped the progression as well. I feel amazing! I had the tincture made as well and I think it works better than the pills! I cannot be more thankful for Christa and her service! She is so sweet and thoughtful and answered all of our questions. Thank you!!
Mutsuko Sugita
Mutsuko Sugita
Very convenient and thoughtful service! Placenta capsule was delivered to my house within 3 days and I could tell the positive effect of it right away once I started taking them (boost of energy, lifting up my mood, etc..). I also loved receiving a heart shaped umbilical cord, that was a very thoughtful and such a surprise bonus!! I highly recommend her service:) she’s also a very caring sweet person, you’ll enjoy working with her.
Elizabeth Burnette
Elizabeth Burnette
loved everything about the service and product! The placenta was picked up and delivered at/to our home. Extremely confident in the sanitary methods used. Very convenient, quick and accommodating. Christa has a strong reputation in the community and came highly recommended for the placenta service. We even came away with a unique cord keepsake. High recommend!
Elena Garcia
Elena Garcia
Christa provided her services for placenta encapsulation to me after the birth of our daughter. She provided me with the pills within 3 days of her birth and even brought a little keepsake from the placenta to us. It was a sweet gesture and appreciated. Christa was wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend her services to those looking for placenta encapsulation.
Sammy D
Sammy D
FYI writing from Husbands computer please disregard his *handsome face. : ) So I waited until the last minute to find someone who could encapsulate my placenta and was not having any luck getting people to call me back. My due date was fast approaching and was worried I would not be able to get things done in time. (I had previously had my placenta encapsulated while living in NY, but set things up months in advance) I called South Florida Placenta Services and Christa immediately picked up and was able to help me. I called Christa on a Monday, delivered my baby on Thursday and she was at the hospital that afternoon to pick up my placenta. We got discharged Saturday and my pills were hand delivered Sunday afternoon. If only all things could be this smooth! I would highly recommend anyone who is considering any form of placentophagy to give Christa a call. She is no doubt skilled and knowledged in this ancient art form.
Riosplace
Riosplace
Great service she picked up placenta at my home and in 2 days I had pills. The pills have been great for my recovery and I can feel a huge difference compared to previous pregnancy. Highly recommend service.
Emlyn Whipple
Emlyn Whipple
Christa of South Florida Placenta Services is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and skilled. I felt well-informed and have the most beautiful umbilical cord keepsake. We went with the pills and tincture. All were delivered promptly. I would highly recommend using Christa for placenta services.

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