Raw Start Method, Traditional Method (TM), Placenta Salve, Placenta Tincture, Placenta Print and Cord Keepsake, so many wonderful options to choose from!
I believe in offering my Houston moms choice! After all, it is YOUR placenta, you get to decide how you want me to prepare it. You can take great comfort in knowing I am professionally trained and certified through APPA in every method I offer and I hold an Internationally recognized certificate in IOSHA blood borne pathogens standard 29 CFR 1090.1030 training. Your placenta is a precious organ, I treat it exactly as it should be, with the utmost respect.
Traditional Method (TM)
The TM style of preparing for placenta encapsulation is inspired by the Traditional Chinese Medicine method that involves cleaning the placenta, gently steaming it with lemon, a spicy pepper and fresh ginger and then dehydrating the placenta before it is put into capsules. The lemon, pepper and ginger are believed to give mom a detoxifying, warming and grounding effect. The TM method also provides a slow/ steady release of energy helping mom to stabilize in the postpartum period. This method usually produces fewer capsules and may require that mom take more capsules for a longer period of time.
The Raw Method
Not as daunting as it may sound, the RAW method of preparation skips the heating and herbal process altogether. The placenta is cleaned, sliced and dehydrated. Once dehydrated it is ready to be ground and encapsulated.
Many believe that steaming the placenta destroys some of the essential nutrients. Using the raw option provides a burst of energy upfront and great hormone stabilization. This method will provide mom with the most amount of pills possible and they will be very potent which mom would be able to take fewer pills each day.
Placenta Prints, Salves, Tinctures and Cord Keepsakes
Before your placenta is processed, using the highest grade of artist paper, I gently make a beautiful print. The print represents the tree of life and can be framed or stored however you decide.
Using your own placenta powder and all organic ingredients, I infuse everything into a high quality salve base. Your salve can be used for cesarian and surgical scars, perineal tears, diaper rash or as a general healing and skin-care salve for bug bites, burns etc.
By tincturing a small piece of the placenta in a high grade alcohol, you can prolong the benefits of your placental hormones. The tincture can be used in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress and during menopause and ease your symptoms. Mom may choose whether she would like the placenta that is used to be raw or dehydrated.
Umbilical Cord Keepsake:
A small portion of the baby's umbilical cord is shaped and dehydrated. This is a beautiful reminder of all that binds you and your baby and the journey you went on together during your pregnancy and birth. The Cord Keepsake is presented to you in a beautiful mesh gift bag for your safe keeping.
This service has not been evaluated by the FDA. Cliodhna Griffin/Born Free Birthing/Houston Placenta Services makes no medical treatment claims. Services provided are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any condition. Families who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health and product usage.