*Please note: As of Sept 2021, the Placenta Encapsulation Service is only available to women birthing
at Fiona Stanley Hospital or St. John of God Hospital, Murdoch.*
What is placenta encapsulation?
Placenta encapsulation, also known as ‘placenta capsules’ or ‘placenta pills’ is the most popular form of placenta consumption.
It involves steaming* and/or dehydrating* the placenta so it can then be put into empty capsules for the mother to take. These tasteless capsules look just like any other vitamin supplement. This form of placenta consumption is convenient and the capsules may be used for up to 12 months after the birth.
What are the 2* methods of encapsulation?
The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based method sees the placenta gently rinsed, steamed, dehydrated, ground to a powder and then placed into capsules.
The Raw Preparation Method is identical to that of TCM, except there is no steaming of the placenta. See the differences in table below.