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Planning your birth is an important and special thing. Deciding what to do with your precious placenta is also important! Here are a few placenta encapsulation in Northern Virginia services that would be proud to serve you for any placental needs you may have after birth!
Doulas of Northern Virginia is a woman-owned and operated birth service and doula business servicing Washington, DC, and northern Virginia. This company meets the highest OSHA standards. Working with them for encapsulation means knowing your placenta capsules are made from your placenta. Because their service is only offered in their clients’ homes, there is never a question about how your placenta is handled or treated. It means you’ll have a professional who can sit and talk with you about your postpartum needs or concerns and follow up with you to ensure you’re having as smooth a transition as possible.
Placenta encapsulation starts at $395. Clients who choose to encapsulate and have a hospital birth receive a transportation kit to pack with their hospital bag. This kit includes a discreet, soft-sided cooler for temporary storage and handling, a WHO-compliant spill kit, and instructions. Contact them through their website, doulasofnorthernva.com, to learn more about what they offer!
Located in Fairfax, VA, NOVA Placenta Specialist Collective is a group of three placenta encapsulation specialists who have chosen to come together and work in a collective to back one another up, provide more complete resources to clients, support and learn from one another, and share their knowledge. NOVA Placenta Specialist Collective offers three packages. Their refresh packages start at $300, their renew package is $400, and their revitalize package is $425. You can also add items for $20-$70, including berry flavoring, placenta prints, smoothie drops, salve and tincture, and nursing balm. You can contact them on their website for more information!
Mother Nurture is a local, woman-owned and operated practice! Amy Durham has been in practice since 2015. She has completed over 200 hours of training in placenta preservation and medical preparation techniques. She is also fully trained in food safety and holds a Food Handlers Safety certification. Amy has completed a blood-borne pathogens training designed explicitly for placenta encapsulators that is Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant.
She is also certified to prepare placentas through APPA “The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts,” the most rigorous placenta preparation training available. It holds its practitioners to exceptionally high standards. Amy charges $300 for placenta capsules, with the ability for clients to add on a placenta tincture for $25. You can contact her and start your process by reaching her through her site, mothernurtureva.com.
Placenta encapsulation is an excellent option for keeping your placenta and enjoying its benefits without taking home a raw product. Just a few of the benefits of consuming placenta include moms having more energy, quicker recovery and healing, increased breast milk production, and less chance of getting postpartum depression. With these fantastic benefits, it’s something to look into. So be sure to contact any of these placenta encapsulation in Northern Virginia places listed above to see which would be best for you!
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