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Frequently Asked Questions

About Placenta Encapsulation

Every placenta is uniquely different in size. A larger placenta will yield more while a smaller one fewer capsules.You can expect anywhere from 60 to 200 pills. Generally speaking, big babies have big placentas and small babies have small placentas. 

 Yes, the epidural anesthesia and pitocin can break down quickly after entering the placenta. Please make sure you indicate very clearly in your birth plan that you will be keeping the placenta. Make sure that the hospital staff refrigerates the placenta as soon as possible after the birth. If you have a C-section, you will need to be vigilant about making sure your placenta is handled properly. Birth partners, Doulas, and dads this will be your job. 

 For your safety and the safety of others, I will not be able to process your placenta if you have any of the above diseases. I’m happy to help mothers in their own home and with their own equipment in these situation.  

If the placenta needs to be examined by the pathology lab, ask if they can cut a small piece of it, instead of taking the entire placenta. If the whole placenta is taken to pathology it will not be an option to encapsulate it.

The amniotic sack is cleaned and steamed along with the placenta. The cord is dried into a heart or spiral shape and given to you as a birth keepsake.

It typically takes me 24 – 72 hours depending on your location.

In the event your placenta is unavailable to you (ex. sent to Pathology and not released) or if your placenta has been contaminated with a bacterial infection, you will be entitled to a full refund. Once I have taken possession of your placenta all funds will be due and there will be no refund. 

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Despite the fact that Chinese Medicine has been utilizing ingestion of the placenta for 2000 years… 

The information contained on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services offered by Astral Mamma are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using the remedies. If you believe you are experiencing signs or symptoms of postpartum depression or postpartum psychosis please seek medical attention immediately.