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Placenta Encapsulation in Maryland


Placenta Encapsulation has been practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries to treat postpartum hormonal imbalances, support mental health, and to aid in the relief of fatigue and lactation issues after giving birth.


For Placenta Encapsulation in Maryland -- book our experienced Placenta Encapsulation Specialists.

Read more below to learn more, to book your placenta encapsulation, or contact us with any questions.

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What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the practice of processing a birthing parent's placenta after childbirth, transforming it into capsules for consumption. This age-old practice draws inspiration from traditional medicine beliefs across various cultures. The theory is that the placenta contains a rich source of beneficial hormones, vitamins, and minerals – such as iron, progesterone, and others – important for postpartum recovery.

What are the purported benefits?

Advocates of placenta encapsulation believe it can offer a range of advantages for new parents, including:

  • Replenishing depleted iron stores: Iron deficiency is common after giving birth, meaning you'll have a low maternal postpartum iron status. Proponents suggest the iron in the placenta may help boost energy levels and reduce fatigue.

  • Supporting hormonal balance: The hormones within the placenta may help ease the transition into the postpartum period and potentially reduce the risk of mood swings or postpartum depression.

  • Promoting milk production: Some believe consuming the placenta can stimulate lactation and increase breast milk supply.

  • Providing an overall sense of wellbeing: Placenta encapsulation advocates report feeling more emotionally balanced and experiencing faster physical recovery during the postpartum period - lots of positive psychological effects.


As you can see, from reducing the risk of postpartum depression through maternal ingestion of desiccated placenta to disease control, increased milk production, and more, this is a holistic approach that many mothers swear by.


While scientific research is limited, this is something postpartum mothers have done for nutritional benefits for centuries in countries around the world and still do to this day.

The Placenta Encapsulation Process

During this two days process that takes 4 hours total, the placenta is steamed, dried, powdered and put into 80-140 capsules or placenta pills.

In the case of a hospital birth, you will work with your birth team to ensure your placenta is put on ice and safely stored in a mini cooler, and transferred to your home refrigerator within 1-2 days.


In the case of a home birth, your placenta never leaves your home! In either case, your Encapsulator brings equipment to your house, completely sanitizes the work space, and leaves your kitchen spotless.


Thorough instructions on dosage and storage will be provided by the Encapsulator, who will follow-up after a week as well.


Full service Placenta Encapsulation cost is $399.

Placenta Encapsulation service includes:


  • Placenta Process - thoroughly sanitizing the workspace, dehydrating and filling into swallowable capsules.

  • Placenta Capsules - you will receive 80-140 capsules, depending on your placenta size, in vegetarian gelcaps.

  • Placenta Guide - a simple printed instructions and schedule for how to store and consume your capsules.

  • Placenta Prints -  two beautiful 11" x 14" prints using the placenta, umbilical cord, and blood to cherish!

  • Umbilical Keepsake -  the life-giving umbilical cord as a memento of your baby's birth, dried in a cute bag.

  • Postpartum Broth - this is what the placenta is steamed in, which offers similar benefits to capsules!

Placenta Encapsulation in Baltimore and the surrounding area is included.

$25 driving fee is added for 30 miles of driving, from zip code 21030, + $1 for each mile thereafter.

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Meet our Placenta Encapsulation Specialists


Kristie Graybill

Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Education Director

After becoming a Mom and experiencing the three beautiful births of her daughters, Kristie realized just how much of a difference thorough preparation and support can make!


Shanté Ferguson

Birth Doula, Breastfeeding Specialist

"I specialize in caring/loving for others by tapping into my intuitions and listening to my heart. The approach that I really listen to my heart, how I feel, and let my soul guide me with each family that I assist. So far that has had great results.


Odile Penet

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist +
Childbirth Educator

Odile Penet (Pronounced “Oh-deel”) – She/Her/Hers – is a Certified Childbirth Doula (DONA International), a Postpartum Doula/Baby Nurse (IFSI, France), a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Self-Hypnosis for Childbirth Instructor, and a PBi trained Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.

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Placenta Prints

Included with every Placenta Encapsulation Service!

Contact us about Placenta Encapsulation

Contact us at Doulas@WombRoom.Mom or click Contact Us.


We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta Encapsulation (known as human maternal placentophagy) involves processing the placenta, a vital organ shared by mother and baby during pregnancy, into consumable capsules.


This practice, rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is said to help balance postpartum hormonal imbalances, support mental health, alleviate fatigue, and aid lactation issues after giving birth, all through stem cells.


How is the Placenta Encapsulation Process Performed?

The process spans two days and approximately four hours total. Following birth, the placenta is steamed, dried, powdered, and encapsulated, resulting in 80-140 capsules based on the placenta's size.


For hospital births, a Certified Placenta Encapsulator works with the hospital to safely retrieve and process your placenta tissue. For home births, your placenta never leaves your residence.


How Much Does Placenta Encapsulation Cost?

The full service of Placenta Encapsulation is priced at $399. Additional driving fees may apply if you live 30 miles or more from zip code 21030.


What Is Included in the Placenta Encapsulation Service?

The service includes:

  • Placenta Process

  • Human Placenta Capsules

  • Encapsulated Placenta Guide

  • Placenta Prints

  • Umbilical Keepsake

  • Postpartum Broth


Detailed instructions on dosage and storage for your raw placenta tablets will be provided. A follow-up will be conducted after a week.


Who Are the Certified Placenta Encapsulators at The Womb Room?

The certified placenta encapsulators at The Womb Room include Odile Penet, a doula, childbirth educator and placenta encapsulation specialist, and Kristie Graybill, a childbirth educator and placenta encapsulation specialist.

They are trained and experienced to ensure you don't receive any contaminated placenta capsules (no streptococcus infection and so on), and everything is as clean and as pure as possible.


How Do I Schedule Placenta Encapsulation Services?

To book Placenta Encapsulation services, you can visit The Womb Room's website and follow the prompts to "Pay for Placenta Services".


How Do I Contact The Womb Room for Questions About Placenta Encapsulation?

For inquiries related to Placenta Encapsulation, you can email The Womb Room at Doulas@WombRoom.Mom or use the "Contact Us" feature on their website.


Remember, The Womb Room in Maryland is eager to support you during your postpartum journey with professional and compassionate care.


For more information on their broad range of services, visit their official website.

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