The Placenta has been used to help heal a woman during her postpartum for thousands of years. Your placenta is grown specifically for giving life to your baby. The same hormones and nutrients that help grow your healthy baby are especially beneficial for the postpartum mama by helping her heal after birth. Aside from the its healing aspects, I believe the placenta is sacred. I promise to focus on honoring the work it has done to nourish your baby, while preparing it to continue its work in nourishing you. I believe it is most important to give the placenta the greatest intent of healing energy during the preparation.
There are many ways to use your placenta for healing after delivery. It can be consumed raw or in capsules, tinctures, smoothies and even food dishes.
A woman's hormonal levels at the time of delivery are three times that of what they normally are in a non-pregnant state. Our bodies give us nine months to get used to the hormonal change, but upon delivery of the baby and placenta, that hormone level declines drastically. Returning the hormonal level back to our non-pregnant state. This could be why many women suffer from the so-called "baby blues". Ingesting your placenta will help re-introduce and balance your hormones, increase energy, enhance milk production, replenish depleted iron levels, decrease postpartum bleeding and help the uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size faster.
When your placenta is made into a tincture or capsules, it will benefit you long-term. Tinctures and Capsules can keep indefinitely when stored properly and will be a great help when your menstrual cycle returns and even throughout menopause.
Women and their families notice a marked improvement in overall feelings of happiness and well-being when taking placenta capsules. They have reported fewer emotional issues and enjoy a faster, more pleasant postpartum.The role of the placenta does not stop at birth. It is filled with feel-good hormones and healing nutrients, so it makes perfect sense to safely welcome them back into your system during your postpartum period!
There are two methods to choose from when encapsulating the placenta, Steamed and Raw. The steaming is inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) a method that has been used for centuries. In TCM, our "life-force", is called Jing, and each time a mother births her baby, she loses Jing and heat. The TCM method of placenta preparation brings back the "Jing and heat"that her body lost during the birthing process. The placenta is gently steamed, then dehydrated and placed into capsules. During Raw preparation method, the placenta is not steamed and goes directly into the dehydrator in its raw state. Unfortunately, there are no scientific studies proving one method is better than the other. But those who choose the Raw method think it to be a better option as they believe the placenta will retain all of the nutrients that could be lost during the heating process of the TCM preparation. The choice is yours =)
The chemicals and hormones that give the Placenta its healing properties are...
Gonadotrophin: the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone Prolactin: promotes lactation Oxytocin: for pain and bonding; produced during breastfeeding to facilitate bonding of mother and infant. In pharmaceutical form this is a very addictive drug because it promotes a feeling of connectedness with others. Thyroid stimulating hormone: boosts energy and helps recovery from stressful events Cortisone: combats stress and unlocks energy stores Interferon: stimulates the immune system to protect against infections Prostaglandins: anti-inflammatory Hemoglobin: replenishes iron deficiency and anemia, a common postpartum condition Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing Gammaglobulin: immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
Placenta Encapsulation- $250 The placenta is prepared, steamed (or processed fresh/raw), dehydrated, then ground and encapsulated. Each placenta is unique it both its size and composition, but most will yield approximately 100-200 capsules. With your encapsulation, you will receive an Umbilical Cord Keepsake, a symbol of the emotional, spiritual and physical bond you shared with your baby while in the womb.
Placenta Tincture (4oz.) - $35 A must have for the return of your menstrual cycle. It helps again by balancing this new surge of hormones with the return of your cycle. It is said to also boost immunity and be a "reset button" helping to return to a state of emotional balance and has a long enough shelf-life to last throughout menopause. Truly a gift that keeps on giving!
Organic Salve (8oz.) - $45 **I highly recommend every mommy get this!!** Providing itch and pain relief from scars, perineal tears, hemorrhoids, dry skin, diaper rash, cracked nipples, eczema, cuts, burns, chapped lips and scrapes. It is just the perfect natural healing skincare salve for the whole family! We use this for EV-ER-Y-THING in my house! I carry one in my purse, one in my birth kit, my kids and husband have mini ones they carry as well, we use it on the daily. We were at a family members baby shower recently, my sister had a new tattoo that she was scratching at, I pulled out my trusty Super Salve, applied it to her new ink and badaboom!! No more itching! At the same party, I was able to help a kiddo with eczema and a baby with a diaper rash!! I'm tellingyou, you gotta get this magical salve!!
Frozen Placenta for Smoothies- $120 Everybody loves smoothies!! If pills aren't your thing, then smoothies are the perfect option for you! Your entire placenta will be frozen into cubes for you. Making it super easy to just pop one out of the freezer to blend into your favorite daily smoothie. You can use any of your favorite smoothie recipes. In blind taste tests, mama's can't even "taste" the placenta. Mama's always choose the "better tasting one", the one that has the placenta. Its amazing the body recognizes what it needs! Raw Placenta for Smoothies-$35 (add-on with encapsulation) Pieces of raw placenta can be prepared in a smoothie to introduce the healing benefits of the placenta immediately after birth. The placenta does not change the flavor of your smoothie!! You will receive enough to make 2 smoothies a day over a period of 3 days.
Placenta Print- $45 A "Tree of Life" print of your placenta will be made on canvas, a forever keepsake to hang in your new baby's nursery. One of my most favorite prints, this sweet little placenta really was shaped like a heart. It made for a gorgeous print!
Umbilical Cord Dreamcatcher - $45* An ornate dreamcatcher will be made by using your baby's umbilical cord. A sacred and beautiful keepsake that can hang above your sweet, sleeping baby. Every dreamcatcher made will be one of a kind. *Please allow extra time for delivery of the dreamcatcher*
Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them. They also represent strength, unity, and the circle of life. *Please allow extra time for delivery of the dreamcatcher, investment may vary based on the size of the umbilical cord $45-$60, Cost will be calculated prior to start of project*
Package 1- Encapsulation, Tincture and your choice of Salve, Print OR Umbilical Cord Dreamcatcher $310 Package 2 - Encapsulation, Tincture, Salve AND Print $350 Package 3- Encapsulation, Tincture, Salve AND Dreamcatcher $350 Package 4 - Encapsulation, Tincture, Salve, Print AND Dreamcatcher $380
Payment Methods Accepted - Cash, Check and Credit/Debit Card. * Credit/Debit Card, PayPal Payments subject to 3% surcharge. ** Travel - extra fee for pick-up/drop-off at any location outside of a 30 mile radius from my home (in Oceanside) will be applied, unless we can arrange a pick-up somewhere inside of that radius. *** Discount will be given to clients who want to drop-off and pick up their placenta from my home.
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I follow OSHA & EPA guidelines regarding to bloodborne pathogens transmission, infection prevention, standards for sanitation and safe food handling. All materials used are thoroughly sterilized between each use when not disposable and everything meets good grade standards. I've completed an approved educational course in Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Placenta Encapsulators in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1090.1030 and I follow these standards with each client and placenta that I work with. I believe the placenta is sacred and will treat it as such by honoring the work it has done to noursih your baby while preparing it to continue its work in nourishing you.
Oceanside Placenta Encapsulation / North County Placenta Encapsulation / A Mother's Nature Placenta Encapsulation by Rachel Flores services the following cities: Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, La Costa, Cardiff, San Elijo Hills, Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhain, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, La Jolla, Pacific Beach, University City, Clairemont, Mira Mesa, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, San Pasqual Valley, Valley Center, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Ramona, San Marcos and Vista.
Oceanside Placenta Encapsulation / North County Placenta Encapsulation / A Mother's Nature Placenta Encapsulation by Rachel Flores services the following hospitals: Scripps Encinitas, Naval Camp Pendleton, Tri-City, Palomar, Pomerado, Sharp Mary Birch, UCSD, Scripps La Jolla and Kaiser Zion.
Oceanside Placenta Encapsulation / North County Placenta Encapsulation / A Mother's Nature Placenta Encapsulation by Rachel Flores services the following birth centers: Babies in Bloom, Tree of Life, Acorn Community Birth Center and Best Start.
The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services I offer are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to treat or diagnose any disease, illness or medical condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page understand that they are assuming full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk and upon their own profound belief of the placenta's healing and nutritional properties.
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