PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION

Placenta encapsulation is nature's way of helping women heal and restore energy after birth. The placenta produces all of the hormones during pregnancy; once it's delivered, you have a sudden and drastic drop in hormones. This can lead to decreased milk supply, sadness or "baby blues," fatigue, low iron, among other things. Placenta pills help to balance out your hormones and moderates your mood, energy, and physical healing leading to a happier and more energetic postpartum period. What's not to love!

 

Some benefits of placenta encapsulation are:

  • Increased milk supply

  • Increased energy

  • Helps to prevent postpartum depression and baby blues

  • Increased iron stores

  • Faster healing

  • Decreased postpartum bleeding​

Encapsulation Agreement

  • $225 - single

  • $300 - twin

Email: info@atxdoulas.com for more information

AUSTIN AREA HOSPITAL INFORMATION

  • Seton Hospitals: Inform your doctor and nurse while in labor that you plan to keep your placenta for encapsulating purposes. There is generally a 72-hour hold. Let us know during daytime hours as soon as the baby is born by calling or texting 512-931-4404. Once the placenta is released from pathology, one of our team members will coordinate pick up. 

  • St. David's Hospitals:  Take a small cooler with you to the hospital.  Lunch size coolers will work fine for this.  Inform your doctor and nurse while in labor that you plan to keep your placenta for encapsulating purposes.  Your placenta will be released immediately after delivery.  Have them bag it up and place it in the cooler with bags of ice around it.  Please let us know as soon as you deliver (or even better, when you are in labor), so that we can make arrangements for pick up by calling or texting 512-931-4404.  We pick up placentas during day time hours.  They are fine on ice in the cooler until we can get there in the morning.

  • Baylor, Scott & White Hospitals: Take a small cooler with you.  Inform your doctor and nurse while in labor that you plan to keep your placenta for encapsulating purposes.  Your placenta should be released immediately after delivery.  Please let us know as soon as you deliver (or even better, when you are in labor) so that we can make arrangements for pick up.  Again, call the doula number above to let us know it's ready. (512) 931-4404.  We will pick it up during day time hours.  The placenta will be fine bagged up surrounded by bags of ice in the cooler until we get there.

  • $20 mileage fee applies to clients to Kyle, Manor, Jonestown, Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Elgin, Bastrop, Lockhart, Spicewood, Bee Cave, Marble Falls, San Marcos and other towns not listed that are 15+ miles from Central Austin. Additional fee may apply for 40+ miles from Central Austin.

  • Please see our Policies & Fine Print page for details on refunds and cancellations

  • Payment options:

    • Online: Add your selected birth services, postpartum services, and/or classes to your cart and checkout. Our system will automatically add a 3% processing fee. You can use HSA/FSA,  PayPal account or credit card with this option.

    • Check: You can mail a check to 3408 Graybuck Rd. Austin, TX 78748. You will avoid the 3% processing fee with this option.