Placenta Encapsulation

Is it right for you?

The practice of encapsulating the placenta after birth is gaining awareness and we at ABC Doula & Newborn Care have been getting dozens of positive reports from families using their placenta as medicine. Some of the reported benefits include:

  • Increased breastmilk supply

  • Balanced postpartum hormones (i.e. reduced postpartum depression and anxiety)

  • Reduced fatigue and increase energy

  • Higher iron and protein levels (protecting from anemia and fatigue)

  • Enhanced effects of pain relievers during recovery, leading to smaller doses of medication.

We have seen so many of our clients struggle with milk production and the postpartum emotional roller coaster that we now offer placental encapsulation for families who want to utilize this amazing source of nutrients and hormones to aid in their postpartum recovery. We believe this service can greatly increase the chances of breastfeeding success and help create a peaceful, balanced postpartum experience – particularly those who are at a greater risk for postpartum depression and anxiety, and those with a history of infertility or low milk supply.

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

ABC Doula offers placenta encapsulation

We use the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of preserving your placenta for consumption.  This involves gently steaming the placenta with herbs, drying it in a dehydrator, grinding it, and encapsulating it into pill form that are easy to take in the first few weeks postpartum.

You never have to touch the placenta. The hospital staff will package it up for you to bring home (preferably within the first hours after birth).  If you choose to encapsulate your placenta through ABC, we will come to your home to prepare it, or we can pick it up and prepare offsite if you prefer. We bring all our own equipment and will clean your kitchen before, during, and after the process to insure a clean preparation and pure capsules.

The drying process takes about 24 hours. The next day the doula will return, grind and prepare the capsules, and leave you with a labeled jar in the fridge. Your kitchen will have no trace of the preparation, and you will have a supplement made from your own hormones and nutrients, specific to your body.

Placenta Encapsulation    $250

Placenta capsules safely prepared in your home.

“I just wanted to thank you again for your quick response and coordination for my encapsulation. Calina was an absolute dream! She was so informative and efficient on top of being just so sweet and calming. It was a joy to have her in our home.”
— Megan, First time mother in NE Portland


Calina is our certified placenta encapsulation specialists. She will take extreme care not only with your placenta, but also your home and space as you transition back from the hospital, and will help to create an atmosphere of support as you bond with your new baby (or babies).

If you are giving birth in the Portland area and would like to schedule a placenta encapsulation in advance, please follow the link below. If you already have given birth and need urgent service, follow the link and call or text Kimberly directly instead.

If you are considering encapsulating your placenta but have some questions, see our FAQ page for more information about this process. We also welcome your questions via email or phone/text.