Christa Buckland

BHlthSc (Health Promotion)
Doula
Childbirth Educator
Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta Encapsulation $300
($200 with any other service)

I offer encapsulation using the Raw Method. This is where the placenta is immediately prepared and dehydrated (without cooking or steaming) and then ground to powder and placed in capsules. A very strict hygiene and handling process is adhered to. TCM Method is also available.


Note: This service is primarily for mothers birthing at Campbelltown Hospital or home birthing in the Campbelltown/Macarthur area.  I can also accept bookings from Liverpool Public Hospital and Sydney Southwest Private Hospital. If you are outside these areas, please contact me and I will refer you to a placenta encapsulation specialist closer to you. :)


Travel Fee:

A travel fee is charged if you are birthing or live further than 30 minutes from my home in Campbelltown. 

$30 if pick up OR delivery is further than 30 mins

$50 if BOTH pick up and delivery is further than 30 mins

Package includes:

Information and handout for care provider
Container and labels for placenta storage
Pick up from hospital or home within 4 hours of birth
Encapsulation using veggie capsules
Container for Raw Placenta Smoothie with instructions and recipe (optional)
Cord keepsake
Placenta prints
Keepsake photos of placenta and cord (digital)
Dropped off at hospital or home approximately 48 hours after pick-up  
Phone/email support for any questions relating to placenta encapsulation

What's in your placenta?

Your placenta is rich in nutrients, including:

  • Growth factors
  • Stem cells
  • Oxytocin
  • hCG
  • hCS
  • hGH
  • Progesterone and estrogens
  • Relaxin
  • CRH
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamins A, D, E and K
  • Vitamins C and B complex

Benefits:

Consuming your placenta after the birth may:

  • assist in your recovery after birth
  • increase energy levels
  • decrease chance of experiencing post partum depression
  • increase milk supply

Please note:

TCM Method is recommended if the mother experiences an infection during the birth.


On some occasions, it is not possible to encapsulate the placenta. For example,

  • if the placenta is heavily stained with meconium
  • if the placenta has not been properly handled and stored after birth
  • if the mother has a blood borne virus such as Hep B, Hep C or HIV/AIDS

What you need to do:

1. Complete the form (click the button below)

2. Pay $100 non-refundable retainer.

3. Pay remaining fee by 36 weeks (no later or service will be cancelled).

4. Pick up placenta container from me before 37 weeks.

5. Let me know when you are in labour so I can be ready to pick up placenta.

6. Advise me when the placenta is ready for collection (it is your responsibility to store the placenta appropriately until I get there).

7. Birth partner brings the placenta to pick up area at the front of the hospital.

8. Enjoy your baby while I prepare the placenta! (takes approximately 48 hours).