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Placenta Encapusaltion questions

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Hello,

I am wondering about it. I found a few women who do it, one says legally she has to do it at YOUR house. Than another women wants to charge me a fee to do it at my house even though she lives in the same city. Also she charges a $50 deposit and it costs $250.. im very confused and i know i should ask her which i did but she takes a very long time to respond. That seems pretty steep. $250 i can do and i dont want my placenta at her house and i dont think i need to pay her to come to my house an do it. She lives in my area.

 

Maybe i should find someone else?

post #2 of 4

$250 sounds normal based on what I've seen. My midwife has women who do it that she can refer me to, one is as low as $100 if I remember right.

 

I'm all for doing it for the potential benefits, but I would do it myself if I had to pay $250. It really isn't that hard, there's blogs and youtube videos on it. I understand it will be difficult to take on such a project a couple days after having a baby though. I'm a little fuzzy on how long you could wait to do it, or if you could freeze the placenta until you feel up to it. But if you feel it is necessary to take the pills as soon as possible to ward off depression, that would be an issue.

 

I am going to encapsulate my own placenta, even though I could get it done for $100. I REALLY want to do it, and make a youtube video out of it. I'm very determined lol.

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I've done it after two of my births myself. I have one of these capsule fillers and prepare the placenta exactly the way Margo Nelson describes in her blog post. It's really a simple process. If you have older kiddos they can help with the actual encapsulation part-my 10 y.o DD loves using it! 

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