Our premium placenta encapsulation service, available to mothers throughout metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, includes collection of your placenta as soon as is practicable following the birth of your baby, either from the hospital, birth centre or your home.
The placenta is prepared and encapsulated adhering to strict hygienic standards, a process that generally takes two days.
Once completed, we will deliver your placenta encapsulation package to you, either in the hospital or at home, enabling you to optimise your post-natal recovery as quickly as possible.
The cost of our premium placenta encapsulation service is $320*.
* Some locations may attract an additional fee (greater than 25km from Melbourne GPO or centre of Geelong).
Raw Placenta Encapsulation
The placenta is gently prepared using only water for rinsing and then dehydrated (at a temperature consistent with meat preservation) and ground into a powder for encapsulation. Raw placenta encapsulation is considered to be an invigorating and energising preparation.
Raw placenta encapsulation must be prepared within 48 hours of placenta birth.
The cost of Raw placenta encapsulation is $320.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) inspired Placenta Encapsulation
The placenta is gently prepared and then steamed alongside freshly sliced lemon, ginger and chilli (certified organic where possible). The addition of the 3 ingredients is thought to enhance the placenta’s healing powers by converting and making accessible some of the nutrients that are normally lost with raw placenta encapsulation.
The placenta is dehydrated (at a temperature consistent with meat preservation) and ground into a powder for encapsulation.
TCM inspired placenta encapsulation is regarded as a balancing and tonifying paration.
The cost of TCM inspired placenta encapsulation is $320.
An excellent addition to placenta encapsulation, placenta tinctures provide an long lasting way to harness the power of the placenta.
A tincture is a solution that contains a small portion of placenta in a high alcohol content solution (Optimal Birth Recovery uses 100 proof Vodka). It has a very long shelf life sue to the preserving qualities of the alcohol.
Reported benefits of tinctures include stress relief, energy boost, hormone and menstrual cycle stabilisation and, later in life, menopausal relief.
Placenta tincture is available in:
50ml (+ $15)
100ml (+ $25)
Placenta Prints are offered complimentary as part of our premium placenta encapsulation service.
They are unique and beautiful prints, created on A3 artist paper, revealing the placenta's "Tree of Life" shape.
Umbilical Cord Keepsake
Umbilical Cord Keepsakes are also offered as a complimentary, optional extra to our premium placenta encapsulation service.
Keepsakes are often shaped into hearts, coils or spirals and provide a long lasting reminder of mother and baby's life-giving bond.