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WELL ROUNDED MOMMA

6290 S Pecos Rd #400

Las Vegas, NV 89120

Office Phone: 702-478-5080

Cell Phone: 702-569-4666

Email: holisticmidwifenv@gmail.com

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 10am - 6pm

​​Friday: 10am - 6pm

Other days available upon request.

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Placenta Preparation

Almost all mammals consume the placenta after the birth of their young.  With humans being a mammal, there are some who prepare the placenta, dehydrate it and consume it, usually powdered and encapsulated.  

 

This practice is known as placentophagy.  It is believed to be a way to revitalize and reconsume nutrients that would otherwise be lost during the birthing process. 

 

Reported Benefits

  • Preventing and lessening the risk of postpartum depression or ‘baby blues’

  • Replenishing your iron from blood loss during birth and to prevent postpartum anemia

  • Lending you a consistent flow of oxytocin long after your birth euphoria ends

  • Providing the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply

  • To stabilize your ever changing hormones post birth

  • To replenish your B vitamins and energy that were used during the labor and birthing process

  • Protection from infection and bleeding due to retained placenta tissue or membranes

  • Offer natural pain relief from the labor and birth of the baby

Well Rounded Placenta Package

$300 for pickup & delivery services

Basic Placenta Capsules

Umbilical Cord Keepsake

Placenta Tincture

Placenta Salve

This package includes your basic Placenta Capsules for immediate postpartum use, plus a keepsake umbilical cord ornament. The capsules are generally used for hormonal balancing, healthy milk supply and nutritional support.*

Your Placenta Tincture is ready in 6 weeks and will be shelf-stable for many years.  It may be used during times of trauma, transition, emotional stress, future periods or menopause.

Placenta has also long been used as an ingredient in skin products. Your Placenta Salve, is infused with healing herbs in coconut and olive oil, to be used topically on rashes, stretch marks, insect bites, scars, or any other skin ailment.  

[Add-on +$50 for in-home service]

Basic Placenta Capsules

$250 for pickup & delivery service

This package includes your basic Placenta Capsules for immediate postpartum use, plus a keepsake umbilical cord ornament. The capsules are generally used for hormonal balancing, healthy milk supply and nutritional support. An average placenta will yield 75-150 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta.  Capsules will store safely in your freezer for years.  In addition to immediate postpartum benefits, you may also save some for use when you experience PMS, low milk supply, decreased energy, or mood swings.  Capsules are best taken with a meal or mixed in a smoothie.*

Placenta Art Print

$35.00

What a beautiful way to remember your postpartum experience! This one of a kind art print is made with your placenta using food-grade dye and set on high-quality watercolor paper, outlined in ink and sealed with a clear coat of matte acrylic paint. I can make it just about any color of the rainbow. Since food-grade dye was used during the process, you can add this on to any of the above placenta services.

Placenta Honoring

$35

It is an important and Sacred Act to honor the mother and all of

her offerings. To honor the placenta, is to honor the source and

nourishment of life ~Anni Daulter

 

With the Placenta Honoring service, I can take a piece [or all] of your placenta and wrap it with love, prayers, ceremonial herbs, crystals and resins, to be offered back into mother earth. This is a great way to honor you and your baby's birth journey as well as ask for blessings as you continue together as a family. What you receive when I'm done is your placenta, wrapped in leaves, bound with red yarn and adorned with a crystal. You can use this parcel in your own honoring ceremony according to old traditions, create your own, or I can guide you through a simple service for burial in your garden or yard.

Placenta Traditions

Throughout human history there are many different views of the placenta. The placenta has been depicted as many different animals. It has been thought to be the twin of the baby, an angel, a dragon and the tree of life.

 

Native American Navajo traditions would have the placenta and umbilical chord buried by the grandmother in a special place that might represent her dreams for the child. Returning the placenta to the womb of the mother earth. Similar traditions can be found across South America. 

 

Hawaii has a sacred ground near the ocean where fathers would bring the placenta and place it in a carved space in the rock near the ocean so that it could be blessed and returned to the mother ocean.

 

In Bali, the placenta is believed to be the physical form the each child’s guardian angel. After the placenta has been birthed, they wait to cut the cord until the pulsing has stopped, displaying early wisdom of delayed cord clamping. After the cord has stopped pulsing the father will bury the placenta near the family door with inscriptions of blessings and a stone grave marker resting on top.

*This can be added to any of the above services.

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Safety When Consuming Placenta

Sarah is a contractor with Well Rounded Momma for placenta services. Our team is dedicated to strict preparation protocols. Per food safety guidelines we do not offer raw prep for capsules, we steam, then dehydrate your placenta at 160°F for around 8 hours, testing for doneness before encapsulation. 

 

All bacteria (including GBS) begins to die at 55° C (131° F) for 30 minutes. Proper preparation at these temperatures ensure that no harmful bacteria are present in the final product.

Tinctures and Salves are made with dehydrated placenta and not raw product, to further ensure that there is no bacteria present.

Well Rounded Momma offers a fantastic FAQ section about placenta preparation.

WHEN IS IT NOT SAFE TO ENCAPSULATE?

If during labor or postpartum you experience any infection whatsoever, it is not appropriate to encapsulate and consume your placenta. In any of these cases, you would receive a full refund, minus a $50 reservation fee. Or, if you are able to bring your placenta home, I can still create a Placenta Art Print and/or Placenta Honoring service.

  • Placentas sent to pathology may be chemically contaminated.

  • If you or your baby have been treated for any 'active' infection, such as early onset GBS or Chorioamnionitis.

  • Placentas that have sat out longer than 4-5 hours at room temperature post birth with no preservation methods.

  • Placentas that have been in the refrigerator for more than 4-5 days without being frozen.

  • Heavy smoking during pregnancy

  • Heavy drug usage

  • Cancer of the placenta which is called choriocarcinoma.

MY PLACENTA TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

  • International Placenta & Postpartum Association (IPPA)

  • Trained under supervision by a certified placenta service provider at WRM, LLC

  • Sacred Postpartum Training 

  • Clark County Food Safety Training Card

  • Annual recertification in Blood-borne Pathogens

  • Prepares each placenta according to strict OSHA standards for sanitation & safety

* The Placenta Preparation team at WRM, LLC, are not licensed medical professionals and are not able to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any health conditions.  Fees are for the service of preparation and encapsulation of your placenta, not for the sale of the capsules.   No specific benefits are promised.  Results will vary from person to person.  Many of the ascribed benefits are supported by reports from mothers themselves and evidence based on research; but none have been evaluated by the FDA.