Placenta Encapsulation

Decreases the likelihood of postpartum depression

Increases and enriches breast milk production

Decreases the incidence of iron deficiency

Replenishes essential hormones such as oxytocin
which results in a calmer mother

Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting
the placenta after it has been blanched, dehydrated,
ground, and encapsulated into pills. Traditionally,
this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart
numerous health benefits.

Specific Benefits

Gonadotrophin is the precursor to estrogen,
progesterone and testosterone.

Specific Benefits

Prolactin is the hormone involved in
stimulating milk production and
enhances maternal instinct.

Specific Benefits

Oxytocin is the love hormone that promotes
feelings of love and maternal bonding
between mother and baby. It also decreases
pain, helps the uterus to return to the normal
size while reducing postpartum bleeding,
counteracts the production of stress hormones
such as cortisol and enhances the let-down reflex.

Specific Benefits

Prostaglandins are anti-inflammatory hormones
that regulate the uterine contractions after birth
and help the uterus to return it its pre-pregnancy size.

Specific Benefits

Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF)
stimulates the production of your body’s
natural opioids, including endorphins, and
it reduces pain and increases well being.

Specific Benefits

Interferon & Gammaglobulin both stimulate the
immune system to protect against infection.

Specific Benefits

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone regulates the
thyroid gland, boosting and balancing
metabolism and energy levels.

Specific Benefits

Cortisone combats stress and unlocks
energy stores in the body.

Specific Benefits

Iron replenishes maternal iron stores to help
combat anaemia or postnatal iron deficiency.
It also decreases fatigue and depression.

Specific Benefits

Haemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying molecule
vital to energy in the body and clarity in the
mind. It is also supportive to the immune system.

Specific Benefits

Human Placental Lactogen (hPL) has lactogenic
and growth-promoting properties. It promotes
mammary gland growth in preparation for
breastfeeding and regulates maternal glucose,
protein and fat levels.

Specific Benefits

Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII reduce
bleeding and enhance wound healing


About Placenta Encapsulation

Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been blanched, dehydrated, ground, and encapsulated into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits.

Encapsulating and consuming the placenta has a number of postpartum healing benefits for the mother.

o Decreases the likelihood of postpartum depression

o Increases and enriches breast milk production

o Decreases the incidence of iron deficiency

o Replenishes essential hormones such as oxytocin which results in a calmer mother


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Placenta Encapsulation - SINGLETON


Placenta Encapsulation - TWINS

What are people saying?

“I'm incredibly happy with the Four Trimesters team. They were super easy to communicate with and the placenta encapsulation service was super impresseive with the transparency of the encapsulation process. Highly Recommended”

“Very prompt service by Four Trimesters. Thanks for clarifying the doubts I had. The encapsulation process was very fast. Receiving and delivery time is also on the dot.”

Specific Benefits

  • Gonadotrophin is the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

  • Prolactin is the hormone involved in stimulating milk production and enhances maternal instinct.

  • Oxytocin is the love hormone that promotes feelings of love and maternal bonding between mother and baby. It also decreases pain, helps the uterus to return to the normal size while reducing postpartum bleeding, counteracts the production of stress hormones such as cortisol and enhances the let-down reflex.

  • Prostaglandins are anti-inflammatory hormones that regulate the uterine contractions after birth and help the uterus to return to its pre-pregnancy size.

  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF) stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins, and it reduces pain and increases well being.

  • Interferon & Gammaglobulin both stimulate the immune system to protect against infection.

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone regulates the thyroid gland, boosting and balancing metabolism and energy levels.

  • Cortisone combats stress and unlocks energy stored in the body.

  • Iron replenishes maternal iron stored to help combat anaemia or postnatal iron deficiency. It also decreases fatigue and depression.

  • Haemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying molecule vital to energy in the body and clarity in the mind. It is also supportive to the immune system.

  • Human Placental Lactogen (HPL) has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties. It promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for breastfeeding and regulates maternal glucose, protein and fat levels.

  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII reduce bleeding and enhance wound healing

How Placenta Encapsulation Works


1. Cleaning

We will wash and clean the placenta and remove the amniotic sac and umbilical cord from the placenta.

2. Boiling

We will place the placenta in boiling water to remove any excess blood, meconium (faecal bacteria) and surface bacteria.

3. Dehydration

The placenta is then sliced into small pieces to be dehydrated at low heat for several hours. We will also dehydrate the baby’s umbilical cord for you to keep as a souvenir, (Not for consumption).

4. Blending

The dehydrated placenta is then blended into coarse powder.

5. Encapsulating

We use non-gelatin vegetarian capsules for the encapsulation process. Given the humidity of the climate in Singapore, it is normal for the capsules to soften because of the moisture. (Hygiene)

Guarantee

We follow strict OSH guidelines in ensuring the sterilization of the equipment and hygiene during preparation.

We only process one placenta at a time.

Placenta Encapsulation Procedure


Before the Birth

Health Verification: You verify that you are not a hepatitis B carrier or have any other blood borne diseases. If you test positive for GBS (Group B Streptococcus) at 36 weeks of your pregnancy, you are advised NOT to consume your placenta if you are breastfeeding. Please refer to Registration & Payment below for more information.

After the Birth


Collection

Upon the birth of your child you, your partner or designated contact person as marked on the registration form will send an SMS notification to Ginny. Understand that it is your responsibility to store the placenta in a cooler bag with an ice brick while waiting for the placenta to be collected between 9am and 9pm. If you have a Four Trimesters Birth Doula with you at the time of the birth, she will arrange the delivery of the placenta for you.

Processing

From the time of collection, we will take up to 48 hours to process and encapsulate your placenta and will deliver the placenta pills to you within 24 hours of completion.

Delivery

We will contact you once the placenta pills are ready to confirm the date, time and venue for delivery.

Number of Placenta Pills

As the placenta varies in size, each placenta will yield between 100-300 pills.

Recommended Dosage

It is recommended that the capsules are taken daily during the postpartum period (dosage instructions are included). Whenever a mother feels that she needs the extra support, she can always increase her dosage.

Storage

As we do not add any preservatives to the placenta encapsulation process, it is recommended that you refrigerate the placenta pills for up to 6 months. If you choose to store them beyond 6 months, it is recommended that you freeze them in an airtight container.