placenta encapsulation

What Are the Risks of Placenta Encapsulation?

By Amy Lewis | July 17, 2017

You may have read or heard about the benefits of placenta encapsulation- they’ve been documented here, as one example. More and more women are choosing this option to help them feel better faster after birth. Naturally, your next question may be, “What are the risks of placenta encapsulation?” Unfortunately, placentophagy (the scientific word for eating…

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The 5 Senses of Placenta Encapsulation

By Amy Lewis | June 12, 2017

Is there an odor during the placenta encapsulation process? There may be a mild aroma during a brief time while your postpartum placenta specialist is in your home. We steam your placenta, along with lemon and ginger root, for about ten minutes. You may only smell lemon and ginger. You may smell a bit of…

Placenta Tincture

What Is a Placenta Tincture?

By Amy Lewis | May 2, 2017

Tinctures are highly concentrated liquid extracts of herbs, plants or other natural products. The best example of one is vanilla extract. The final product is made by dissolving a vanilla bean in alcohol. A placenta tincture is made by infusing dehydrated placenta in alcohol – we use a high-quality, gluten-free vodka. The preparation time is…

Placenta Safety

Placenta Safety: What’s the Big Deal?

By Amy Lewis | October 25, 2016

Why are we so adamant about safety when it comes to placenta encapsulation? (As a reminder, we don’t transport your placenta and we only encapsulate in your home.) There’s no doubt whose placenta it is. We provide all of our clients with a personal transportation kit, equipped with everything you need to safely move your placenta from…

Placenta Encapsulation

There’s a Placenta in Your Kitchen???

By Amy Lewis | September 20, 2016

Placenta encapsulation is the act of putting dehydrated placenta into capsules to be ingested by the mother. Placentophagy is the act of eating the placenta. Since many people find this idea distasteful, encapsulation is a much more palatable way to get the benefits. The Buddha Belly Difference Each Buddha Belly placenta client receives their own…

Placenta Encapsulation

Happy Pills, Happy Mom???

By Amy Lewis | January 13, 2016

Before the baby comes, eight to 12 weeks away from work seems like an eternity, right?  Most pregnant professionals spend weeks preparing their teams, transitioning duties and creating process and procedure work flows.  Many plan to work until either their estimated due date or the baby is born. We dream about all we’ll do -or…

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Placenta Services Now at Buddha Belly!

By Amy Lewis | August 10, 2015

In Placenta: the Forgotten Chakra, noted author, midwife and poet, Robin Lim, CPM, counts the benefits to a mother of consuming her placenta immediately after giving birth. “The placenta is so rich in nutrients that is believed to prevent postpartum depression when ingested.  It contains iron and all the minerals that a high-quality meat can…