Monday, March 10, 2014

Offering a new option for placenta encapsulation services in Sout East Pennsylvania and New Jersey



I have offered the following service to a few clients already and they seem to really like this cost effective option.    Since there was such a great response I decided to open it up to everyone.

It will be called "Basic Services"

With Basic Services you get everything you would get with our standard services except for the transportation of the placenta and encapsulation.    

The cost is $125

The way it works is the client brings the placenta to my home, preferably within 48 hours of birth.   Then it can be picked back up from my home at a time we discuss.  Usually within 48 hours from the time you drop it off.    

If you have any questions please email me at greenlivinmama@gmail.com 

For a full list of our services visit http://www.placentaencapsulationservices.com/2013/01/locations-served-and-pricing.html

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bucks County, Philadelphia and Montgomery County......

I often get asked what areas I serve the most for placenta encapsulation and which hospitals.  

To date most of my clients are in Bucks County, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County.   In that order.

Most of my clients have hospital births.     I have not had any issues with any of the area hospitals with them releasing placentas.    

The hospitals with the most clients are Abington Hospital, Einstein and Pennsylvania Hospital in that order.   Although I'm pretty sure I have had at least one client in each of the area hospitals.


Another related question I get is how to make sure you get your placenta and how to keep it while at the hospital.      I tell my clients to speak with their provider ahead of time to give them a heads up.   You don't need to tell them you plan on encapsulating if you are not comfortable with that but just let them know you want to bring it home.    Then at the hospital it's a good idea to let the nurse in charge know your plans. If you have a birth plan add it to that also.

Some hospitals provide a container to package your placenta in but just in case they don't I tell my clients to bring a 1 gallon zip lock bag or a 7 cup disposable container with a lid.    You will also want to bring a cooler and fill it at the hospital with ice.     

This picture gives you a good idea on container size.   


If you plan on encapsulating your own placenta you would want to follow these guidelines also.  


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love.....

You have all heard it before but I'm saying it again.   I love my job!   Here's another reason why, I get to create memories that will last a life time for parents.    

The E got a little mangled in the drying process but you can still tell what it says and it's still lovely.

It takes a very long skinny cord to be able to write words and when I saw this one I knew exactly what I was going to do.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Memories.....(que music)

I was going through my 5th child's things and came across his cord keepsake.  I treasure it so much and wish I had one for my first 4 children.    I just had to share it with all of you.  


Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Recap

I thought it would be fun to recap at year's end.    2013 was an awesome year.  I'm so blessed to have meet so many wonderful families.    Every one of you I can remember and thank you for letting me be part (even in a small way) of such an amazing time in your life. 

In 2013 I had:

~49 clients!!!

~3 clients couldn't have their placentas released due to them having to go to pathology.  All deposits were returned.

~Busiest month was December.   It was so busy that I had to use back up! All these babies came at the same time.

~Second busiest month was June.

~Slowest month was February.

~Largest placenta gave 225 pills

~Smallest placenta gave 80 pills

~Most placentas were comparable to baby.  Meaning a bigger baby had a bigger placenta,  average baby had average placenta, smaller baby had smaller placenta.   There were two exceptions though, the biggest baby had the smallest placenta and one of the smaller babies had one of the biggest placentas. 

~Average amount of pills from a placenta was 120

~One Mama gave birth on her guess date.

~30ish Mamas gave birth after their guess date.

~From the Moms I heard back from only 2 had some mood issues that could have been related to the encapsulation.   Most likely to high of a dose for them.     Everyone had seen physical improvements. 

If there is something I miss and you are curious about leave a comment and I'm more than happy to answer!