Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation is the practice of creating capsules from the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, and ground.  The capsules are then taken by the mother and believed to impart numerous health benefits including the reduction or prevention of postpartum depression, increased milk supply and a boosted immune system. 

Most often the placenta is placed in a cooler by your midwife or hospital staff, picked up by the person encapsulating (if this is your doula they will take it home with them) and returned to you promptly.