I discovered the miraculous healing benefits of the placenta with the birth of our first child. Our daughter was born naturally at a birthing center and the midwife offered me the placenta. It was such a powerful experience for me that I felt compelled to study the benefits of placentophagia, and so began my passion for placenta! I learned that through encapsulating placenta, the benefits could extend well into the postpartum period when women need it most.
When I became pregnant with our second child, and we considered a hospital birth, I discovered that in Texas the placenta was viewed as medical waste and was not routinely offered to new mothers who birth in hospitals. In fact, the state law prohibited mothers from taking it home. I was convinced that encapsulating the placenta was necessary and, after much research, I found that a hospital would release the placenta with a court order. It was not an easy undertaking, but one I felt strongly about and was able to successfully overcome. For the first five years that I was encapsulating, as part of my services I assisted moms with this somewhat intimidating task.
In March of 2015, HB 1670, known as the Texas Placenta Bill, passed in the Senate with unanimous support. The new law allows a woman to keep her placenta after the birth of a baby in any Texas hospital or birthing center. The new law went into effect January 1, 2016, and is a major win for personal liberty, informed consent, and choice for Texas women.
The hard work leading up to my second child’s birth paid off. After our son was born, I encapsulated my own placenta and was amazed at how quickly my body recovered and the amount of energy I had to take care of my family. I continued researching the healing powers of the placenta and am now certified as a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. I completed my training from Placenta Benefits.info (PBi), the leading resource in placenta encapsulation. The PBi method of preparation has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to prepare placenta medicinally.
Since the beginning of my journey through motherhood I knew that I wanted to help other moms. By sharing my services I hope to help new moms through the sometimes rocky transition of the postpartum period. The natural wellness that comes from encapsulated placenta is a blessing all women should have the opportunity to experience.
I look forward to helping you enjoy your special time.