Introduction: Our Harrisonburg Placenta Encapsulator

What can Placenta Encapsulation do for you?

Congratulations on your pregnancy, now that you have found your way to Virginia is for Doulas, you can mark one thing off of your check list. As the only Doula agency serving the Shenandoah Valley, we proudly offer one of a kind team support, professionalism, experience, and compassion.

As you research Placenta Encapsulation, what is most important to you? What are you looking for? Each woman's journey is unique and each mother needs unique support. Placenta Encapsulation is provided by Tiffany to families from Harrisonburg to Edinburg.

Not only is Tiffany an exceptionally trained Postpartum Placenta Specialist, she is also an amazing Birth and Postpartum Doula. As you navigate early postpartum, Tiffany is there not only as a Placenta Specialist but also as a resource for your postpartum transition.

So what does the process look like?

After contacting Virginia is for Doulas and deciding to hire us you will be sent your Placenta Transport Kit. This kit includes instructions for calling your specialist after you have delivered, storage bags for the placenta after delivery, a bag for ice, a spill kit and a card for your information.

The Big Day

  • When labor has begun send your Placenta Specialist a text to let her know that you are in labor. This allows her to prepare for the processing and be sure her schedule is clear.
  • Be sure to tell the staff that you are keeping your placenta and hand them the transport kit with the bags and spill kit, only.
  • When baby has arrived the nurses will place the placenta in two of the bags and fill the other one with ice to keep things fresh. 
  • Have your partner, a friend, or a family member drop the placenta off at your home fridge within 4 hours of the birth. It will stay there until the Placenta Specialists arrives the next day or two.
  • Between the hours of 7am and 11pm, call your specialist to let her know you have delivered so you can set up a time to begin processing day 1.
  • Day 1. Your specialist will arrive with all of her equipment. She will need access to the sink, stove and a small area next to the sink. She will clean the area and cover the counter and sink faucet with plastic wrap and begin the process. Day 1 takes about 2 hours. The placenta will be steamed and put into the dehydrator for 12-14 hours. Before leaving the kitchen area will be cleaned and she will set the time to return for Day 2.
  • Day 2. Your specialist will arrive to finish the encapsulation process. When completed she will talk with you about use and storage as well as ensuring you have her number for contact should you have any other questions along the way.

Benefits to in home encapsulation:

  • You can be sure it is your placenta being processed
  • You can be sure that you will not be exposed to any foreign bacteria
  • You can be sure the process was safe and followed BBP and OSHA standards
  • You can be sure that all of your questions are answered with face to face contact

You can choose to be home for the process or stay away while it is being done. It is a clean, safe process and the only thing you have to worry about is having someone let the encapsulator in on day 1 and 2. We look forward to supporting you and your postpartum recovery.

Ready to reserve your spot today? Book your spot now and your contract and transport kit will be sent to you!