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Placenta Encapsulation | Bluebonnet Birth Services | Denton, Texas | Birth Doula Maggie Wells



What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta Encapsulation is the process of taking the raw placenta, washing it, dehydrating it for 24 hours, grinding it into a fine powder, and putting it into capsules for the postpartum person to take as a supplement. This process is called the raw encapsulation method.

Maggie Wells is a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES) through the International Placenta and Postpartum Association (IPPA) and practices within the guidelines of this association.

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Why do people ingest their placenta postpartum?​

Placentas contain:

  • Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH): Regulation of CRH helps prevent depression.

  • Cortisone: Reduces inflammation and swelling; promotes healing.

  • Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone: Contributes to mammary gland development in preparation for lactation; stabilizes postpartum mood; regulates post-birth uterine cramping.

  • Hemoglobin: Oxygen-carrying molecule which provides a boost in energy.

  • Human Placental Lactogen (hPL): This hormone has lactogenic and growth-promoting properties; promotes mammary gland growth in preparation for lactation in the mother. It also regulates maternal glucose, protein, and fat levels.

  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG): Antibody molecules which support the immune system.

  • Interferon: Triggers the protective defenses of the immune system to fight infection.

  • Iron: Replenishes maternal iron stores to combat anemia. Increases energy; decreases fatigue and depression.

  • Oxytocin: Decreases pain and increases bonding in mother and infant; counteracts the production of stress hormones such as Cortisol; greatly reduces postpartum bleeding; enhances the breastfeeding let-down reflex.

  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor (POEF): Stimulates the production of your body’s natural opioids, including endorphins; reduces pain; increases well-being.

  • Prolactin: Promotes lactation; increases milk supply; enhances the mothering instinct.

  • Prostaglandins: Regulates contractions in the uterus after birth; helps uterus return to its pre-pregnancy size.

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: Regulates the thyroid gland; boosts energy.

  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII: stops bleeding and enhances wound healing.

Maggie offers two Placenta Encapsulation Packages

Placenta Encapsulation | Bluebonnet Birth Services | Denton, Texas | Birth Doula Maggie Wells

Ready to have your placenta encapsulated?

Bluebonnet Birth Services | Denton, Texas | Birth Doula Maggie Wells

What Clients have to Say

"Maggie was amazing!! She encapsulated my placenta for us, super last minute because it went into labor early. She met us at the hospital and delivered them back to us at the hospital since we had to stay a little longer. I can’t recommend her enough and I hope to have her encapsulate my placenta AND be my doula for my next baby!!" - K.M.

If you are currently in labor, and are in need of emergency Placenta Encapsulation services, please call Maggie at (931)335-1609.

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