Doula Mae Birth Services professionally prepares your placenta using the method of your choosing. We handle it with care, as if it was our own, picking up at your birthing location and hand delivering your package in a timely manner.
Our Encapsulation Package Includes:
One 4 ounce Tincture
Capsules prepared using the method of your choice (raw, heated, or half of each)
Cord Keepsake (upon request only)
Picked up and Hand Delivery OR Processed in your home at your earliest convenience!
The amount of capsules is dependent on placenta size and the preparation method, however the average yield is 125 to 200.
Artistic Prints $15 (two paper prints) or $30 (one canvas print) Remember the beauty of the, life sustaining organ that grew your sweet child(ren) with an artistic print captured either on watercolor paper or stretched canvas. These prints are created tastefully with natural (red/brown) or food grade coloring (red/pink/blue/green).
Additional 4 oz Tincture $25 A small piece of raw placenta is placed in your choice of 100 proof vodka or brandy and fermented for a minimum of six weeks. A tincture when stored properly can last for years and is found to have similar benefits of capsules. Utilize the benefits during the first postpartum menstrual cycle, menopause, and other significant life events.
Payment options include: cash, check, credit, debit, HSA/FSA cards, and gift certificates. Payment plans are available upon request as Doula Mae Birth Services believes every person desiring additional support should have access.
Process and Methods
Our process includes sanitation of our work space and all supplies before and after each encapsulation. Once the work space and supplies have been sanitized cleaning of the placenta begins by rinsing under cool water, removing the amnion and cord, and processing using one of two methods of encapsulation.
We offer either raw or heated preparation of the placenta with the option to include both methods (half and half). Raw Preparation is the thin slicing of the rinsed placenta in its raw form and dehydrating it, where as, the Heated Preparation includes the additional step of steaming the placenta prior to thinly slicing it for dehydration (this method also yields mothers broth)*. Once dehydration is complete the placenta, cord, and amnion is ground into a fine powder and placed into size zero unflavored vegetarian capsules**.
*Mothers Broth is a liquid created from the steaming of the placenta. It is often added to tea, taken in a spoon of honey, or used in cooking. **Different size or flavored capsules are available upon timely request and may be subject to an additional fee.
Disclaimer: Placenta consumption in any form is not intended to treat, relieve, or prevent any symptoms, diseases, or ailments. Beneficial results may vary from person to person.
After you have hired Doula Mae Birth Services by signing our service agreement and submitting your payment please follow the guidelines below.
Two ziploc bags (double bag the placenta)
Cooler (disposable or reusable) - Samantha will bring her own to transport
Samantha's contact: (763)498.1098 via phone call or text message
Tell your provider and birth team you'll be keeping your placenta (also a great conversation prenatally)
Call Samantha of Doula Mae Birth Services for pick up if you give birth between 8 am and 8 pm - if calling outside of this time frame please leave a message
If you birth between 9 pm and 7 am keep the placenta in the fridge or surrounded by ice and call me at 8 am
The placenta should be placed in the fridge or on ice within THREE hours of giving birth
When using ice to keep the placenta cold please replace ice every 2 - 3 hours
If you are planning an out of hospital birth (home/birth center) Samantha will come to your home for pick up or to begin the encapsulation process at your convenience.
**Please do not allow for the placenta to go to lab/pathology as we can not safely encapsulate your placenta should this happen. If your placenta needs to be tested ask that a small sample to be cut off and sent to lab/pathology.
Always open - 24 Hour on call services Placenta Pick up/Drop off Daily from 8am - 8pm
Serving families in the Twin Cities and Central Minnesota. Including, but not limited to the following cities: Annandale, Anoka, Andover, Albertville, Big Lake, Buffalo, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids, Delano, Elk River, East Bethel, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hanover, Ham Lake, Isanti, Monticello, Maple Grove, Medina, Minnetonka, Mora, North Branch, Oak Grove, Plymouth, Ramsey, Saint Michael, Saint Cloud, Saint Louis Park, Saint Francis, Wayzata, Waconia, and Zimmerman. If you don’t see your city we likely still serve your area, just contact us!