Mama's Medicine: Placenta Encapsulation in Boulder & Beyond
Placenta Encapsulation on the Front range of Colorado
For an investment of $200* you will receive:
- Gentle, loving and safe placenta encapsulation
- 100-150 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta
- A beautifully labeled glass jar with the capsules inside
- I typically have your capsules ready 48-72 hours of receiving the placenta
- A detailed Mama's Medicine PDF resource filled with information and FAQs about placenta capsules/tinctures and their respective uses
- An umbilical cord keepsake (spiral)
- A photo of your beautiful placenta (if desired)
Additional Placenta Services
Placenta tincture can be used in times of trauma, transition, emotional distress, and hormonal fluctuations such as PMS and menopause. The tincture is highly shelf stable, lasting many years, and can even be made into a homeopathic remedy for the child. I tincture your placenta in a high grade alcohol and provide you with approximately 8 oz of tincture in an amber glass dropper bottle. This process takes 6 weeks, and is an additional $30 when combined with encapsulation. Placenta tincture ONLY (no capsules) is $200.
I use your whole placenta to create a beautiful "tree of life" print on high-quality watercolor paper. The print is available at the time of the capsules, and the cost is an additional $15.
*Sliding scale pricing is available for moms and families who would have difficulty paying this cost. Please ask about this option only if you are truly unable to pay.
I am based in Boulder, Colorado, but willing to travel
I am happy to drive to you to pick up your placenta and deliver your capsules! Please add an additional $15 each way for pick up and/or delivery inside of Boulder County. Pickup and/or delivery anywhere outside of Boulder County will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour of driving time. If delivery of capsules is over one hour from Boulder, I will priority mail them to you at no additional cost.
If you have any additional requests, please let me know. I am happy to accommodate your unique needs.
A Potent Postnatal Remedy
The consumption of placenta, or placentophagy, is a potent postpartum remedy and useful preventative care measure for mothers who have just brought forth new life. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and hormones, the placenta is exactly what mama needs in the days and weeks after giving birth! Placenta encapsulation makes consumption palatable and easy, and the benefits are profound.
I prepare and encapsulate every beautiful placenta with the utmost love and care. I work with non-latex gloves in a well-sanitized workspace. I always use purified water and vegetarian capsules, which are easily consumed like vitamins. With focus on the sacred task at hand, I infuse loving intention into your placenta medicine.
Please choose between the following encapsulation methods:
Many women prefer their placentas to be encapsulated raw based on the idea that heat destroys vital enzymes in food. It may also be the case that the raw method yields a medicine with more hormones and nutrients than the TCM method. When your placenta capsules are prepared using the raw method, the placenta is thoroughly washed, carefully diced and dried, all without being exposed to temperatures higher than 118F. This method may take slightly longer, but often results in more capsules that may have higher nutritional content.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open, empty space, which is considered very yin, or cold. Therefore, many women seek to promote healing during the postpartum period by adding yang energy via what Chinese herbalists refer to as "heat". Using the TCM method, I gently steam the placenta with lemon, ginger and chili to add this heat, before dehydrating and placing in capsules. I steam for a short time so as to preserve the quality of the placenta. The final result is a warming, tonifying, and nourishing remedy for the postpartum.
About Sierra Brashear, MA
Your placenta will be lovingly encapsulated by Sierra, professional doula and founder of Vibrant Souls. I am currently studying to become a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine with Alakananda Ma at Alandi Ayurveda Gurukula in Boulder. I have encapsulated nearly 100 placentas, and received 100% positive feedback from the families I have worked with. I am happy to also provide you with yoni steaming herbs and/or a yoni steaming seat to help heal, cleanse and tone your body after childbirth. Thank you for choosing me!
Why consume your placenta?
The consumption of the placenta after birth is a common practice, and for good reason. The postpartum period can be challenging for many women, up to 80% of whom experience some form of postpartum depression or "baby blues", a mental and emotional state characterized by anxiety, feelings of discontent, and weepiness. Consuming the placenta is seen to remarkably counteract this phenomenon, restoring physical and emotional balance to a woman after giving birth.
Most mothers who consume their baby's placenta report faster recovery, improved feelings of strength, energy and balance, more breast milk, and improved moods. It is said that consuming a small part of the placenta immediately after birth reduces blood loss, and longer term consumption replenishes essential vitamins, minerals and hormones, as well as reduces the incidence of postpartum depression. All of these amazing benefits are likely due to the fact that a healthy placenta contains an incredible amount of iron, vitamin B6, vitamin E, oxytocin, corticotropin, stem cells, and cytokines. Learn more about these elements and the benefits of placenta consumption through the Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network.
PLEASE NOTE: No specific benefits are guaranteed when consuming placenta pills and individual results may vary. In the event that you begin to question you and/or your baby's physical and/or emotional safety, contact your primary care provider immediately.
Want the full birth services package?
We were so blessed and grateful to have Sierra as our Doula for our first born Isaiah. Sierra's intuition led her to be a strong voice when we needed support and subtle when it was time for me to labor in my space. She hadthe biggest impact through her continued guidance and she reminded me to "breathe for your baby". It became my mantra, my focus, my strength, my drive to continue for my Baby. She was an integral part of our pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. Her care, love and compassion show through her actions!! Sierra took the time to understand our needs and concerns going into birth so that she was able to communicate our wishes with the nurse and midwife throughout the process. Her attentiveness to detail and our desires was evident from day one and continues as our Baby grows. The loving touch, massage, essential oils and presence that she brought to the birth made it possible for our family to have a natural childbirth as we envisioned. Once Isaiah arrived, Sierra was able to capture the moment with her beautiful photography. We will be able to cherish our miracle forever thanks to Sierra!
~Meghan and James, Boulder, CO