Transparency makes my business different.

Transparency makes my business different.

In the last month I have been made more aware of a certain trader in our business. As this field is not yet regulated by a governing body like my Midwifery registration, some traders can come in all shapes and sizes. There are the ones that practice unsafely, being taught via YouTube and those that are trained by an official body, but do not keep up with their yearly certification and lie to you to make money and paint their business as the best above all other’s, which is very dishonest.

I take pride in my certification and just yesterday updated my yearly subscription, which includes changes to safe protocols, being made aware of recent research and guidelines so that I can provide the best service to all of you.

This particular business I’ve become aware of has been informing women that they are the only professional business in the whole of Australia and they’ve been approved by the WA Council (there is no council that approves our business as yet as its not regulated yet) and that the rest of us are basically cowboys. We are very professional specialists in the field of Placenta Encapsulation and we actually support each other within the associations we are part of, we all have been very upset with the slander of our businesses. Unfortunately, because this field is not yet regulated the only thing I can do is educate you to seek and ask the right questions of each specialist you choose to process your placenta.

1. Ask about their qualifications. The three main training bodies are APPA, PbiU & IPEN

2. Ask to see certificates. These should be updated yearly. Also ask to see Blood-borne Pathogens certificate.

3. If there are staff within the business, they should also be trained by APPA, PBiU, IPEN, a certified person cannot train another themselves, they must also be trained by an official body. Guidelines are designed by these official trainers for a reason, you cannot pass them off as your own, its unsafe and just unprofessional.

4. Ask for pictures of their placenta work space, it should be stainless steel restaurant kitchen quality.

5. Check out and for listings of Placenta Encapsulation Specialists in your area, you can trust in these practitioners!

You deserve a Placenta Specialist who is transparent and willing to answer any questions you have or show you anything that reassures you of the excellent service you will be provided.
I am transparent, I show all my certificates and pictures of my work space, all of these can be seen on my website. I am open and honest, I’m so proud of my business, and I want to ensure you get the very best service!
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Encapsulation in the media

Encapsulation in the media

You would likely be aware of one or two famous people who have chosen to encapsulate or ingest their placenta in some way following the birth of their baby. From Kim & Kourtney Kardashian to Hilary Duff, it is widely known that celebrities are sharing their positive experiences with ingesting their placenta in the postnatal period. With so many awesome advocates for the practice, I wanted to share some of their comments with you as well as highlight a few articles for you to check out for further information.

Kim Kardashian explained why she gave placenta encapsulation a try, “I heard so many stories when I was pregnant with North, of moms who never ate their placenta with their first baby and then had postpartum depression, but then when they took the pills with their second baby, they did not suffer from depression!” Taking the placenta pills is just a personal choice she made for herself, stating “I can’t go wrong with taking a pill made of my own hormones- made by me, for me. I started researching and read about so many moms who felt this same way and said the overall healing process was so much easier.” Kim reported feeling so energised with no signs of depression.

If you’d like to read more of these great reviews by celebs, here are a few links for you to follow:
Parents- Celeb Moms Who Ate Their Placentas
Cafe Mom- 15 Celebrity Moms Who Ate Their Own Placenta
People- Stars Who Ate Their Placentas

The most important part of deciding whether encapsulation is right for you is ensuring you have a trusted and well trained specialist. As the opportunity to encapsulate is only available with the birth of a baby, it is essential that women are well informed of the process and have a placenta specialist available to answer any questions or concerns they may have.

I would love to be this person for you! Please let me know of any questions you would like to know more about!

2019 Pregnancy, Baby & Children’s Expo

2019 Pregnancy, Baby & Children’s Expo

I’m very excited to have a booth at this years Pregnancy, Baby & Children’s Expo at the Claremont Showgrounds, coming up on August 9th through 11th.

I’d love to meet some of you at my booth! Whether you’d like to come ask some questions, share your experiences, or show off your little ones, please come down and say Hello! I will have excellent offers available to those who are interested in encapsulating.

Check out the PBC website to sign up for your free ticket!

Contraindications to Placenta Encapsulation.

Contraindications to Placenta Encapsulation.

There are several contraindications that would deem a placenta unable to be encapsulated.

  • ChorioamnionitisĀ (infection of the membranes).
  • Maternal infection during or immediately following labor and delivery.
  • Neonatal infection within the first 48 hours postpartum.
  • Improper storageĀ  of the placenta.
    • Not placed on ice within 2 hours of delivery.
    • Refrigerated longer than 48 hours before being frozen.
    • Placenta not kept under 40Ā°F for the entire storage
  • Active infections that may be reacquired.
    • Lyme Disease
    • Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. Diff

The Traditional Method of preparation is the most common method for Professional Placenta Service Providers. The APPA approved Traditional MethodĀ is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine but it is not directly the same as it has been historically prepared. This method, which we call the Traditional Method, can involveĀ steaming with the warming and tonifying herbs lemon, ginger, and hot pepper when food sensitivities are not present. The lemon and pepper in this version come from midwife Raven Langā€™s method as taught to her by Dr. Miriam Lee, a nurse midwife from China and one of the first licensed acupuncturists in California, with whom Raven apprenticed with for 3 years in the early 80ā€™s.

The major difference with Raw is that the raw method for encapsulation skips the steaming part entirely so rawĀ placenta is dehydrated vs steamed placenta. This increases the drying/processing time.Ā Those who choose the raw method tend to feel that the ā€˜essenceā€™ of the placenta is preserved this way and that enzymes are retained since steaming can destroy them. It is also felt that this is the more ā€˜potentā€™ of the two methods.

WeĀ know GBS is killed with wet heat that is appliedĀ atĀ temperatures atĀ least 55Ā°C (131Ā°F) for at least 30 minutes. When prepared with the traditional method you are required to heat the placenta to at least 160Ā°F and then dehydrate. We can scientifically prove that the traditional method of preparation is safe if GBS is present.

Information from APPA.