Placenta Encapsulation – Twins

$655.00

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

  • 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

*Please note: If expecting twins with a single placenta please choose the singleton option.

Registering for the Four Trimesters Placenta Encapsulation Services is a 2-step process:

  1. Select singleton or twins pregnancy and make payment. 
  2. An email will be sent with your receipt and further instructions to complete the registration form and sign the contract

Description

Placenta Encapsulation

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

  • 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

What is it

Placenta encapsulation is a process in which the placenta is boiled, dehydrated, blended into coarse powder and put into small capsules. As the placenta contains massive amounts of crucial hormones and iron that leave the body once the placenta is born, consuming the placenta in any form can help new mothers maintain their hormone and iron levels in the few weeks after the birth.

Specific Benefits

  • Gonadotrophinis the precursor to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
  • Prolactinis the hormone involved in stimulating milk production and enhances maternal instinct.
  • Oxytocinis 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.
  • Prostaglandinsare anti-inflammatory hormones that regulate the uterine contractions after birth and help the uterus to return it 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 & Gammaglobulinboth stimulate the immune system to protect against infection.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormoneregulates the thyroid gland, boosting and balancing metabolism and energy levels.
  • Cortisonecombats stress and unlocks energy stores in the body.
  • Ironreplenishes maternal iron stores to help combat anaemia or postnatal iron deficiency. It also decreases fatigue and depression.
  • Haemoglobinis 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.

The Process

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

Guarantee
We only process one placenta at a time.

F.A.Q

What if drugs were used during labor or if I had a cesarean?
It is understood that the placenta filters out toxins and sends them back to the mother’s liver to be detoxified from her system. Many of these drugs have a very short half-life in the body, making it safe for the placenta to be encapsulated and consumed.

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 the 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.

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