Saturday, March 28, 2015

One reason I process in my home studio.....

One frequent question I get is, "Where do you process placentas?"

My answer is always in my home studio.  Few clients ask if I can do it in their home.   I prefer not to do that and what happened today is my main reason I feel that way.

My Excalibur, the main dehydrator I use, died!!!  It died while it was working.   If I had left it at someone's home to process I would not know.   The placenta could have been sitting not drying for hours and hours before it was noticed and then it would be ruined.   The encapsulation would not be able to be finished.    Since, I'm here with it I can check it consistently.    I was able to transfer the placenta into my back up dehydrator(a Nesco)  immediately.    No harm done and Mama will be able to get the benefits of her placenta.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Keepsake cords

I've blogged before about keepsake cords.  I love making them.   I never know what I'm going to make.   Sometimes it depends on the length but I also find that a lot of times I might want to do one thing and the cord has it's own ideas.    Here are some initial cords I did recently.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From a recent client

Hi Heather,

I could seriously hug you! First of all, the package you mailed to me made me tear eyed. I never expected a little mama care package. Everyone always focuses so much on the baby that they forget that mama needs a little love too. I wanted to wait to write you to see how the pills have been working for me. I have to tell you they are absolutely fabulous! Around day 3 I became sort of nasty and miserable. I felt hormonal and sort of crazy like I did after having my son. Your pills came just in time. The next morning I took my 1st pill and bam energy galore. I was able to clean my house and by the end of the day my hormones started to feel more balanced. Today is day 6 and my milk supply is plentiful, my energy is quite high (considering I only had 2 hours of sleep haha), and my hormones feel much more stable. I feel like these pils are a miracle or something. Truly amazing! The umbilical cord keep sake is beautiful and I will save it and treasure it. I had to write you to say thank you for everything and everyone I know who is pregnant and interested in placenta encapsulation will get your info. You are the best! Thank you for helping me ENJOY my postpartum and just love my new baby! If you provide me your address or PO Box I will send you one of my birth announcements once they come in. :) 

Love a grateful mama, 
Corrine G

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Tiny heart and a tip!

Sometimes the OB/MW has the cord cut to short and there is not much I can do with it to make a keepsake.  When that happens I just add it to the encapsulation, I always feel so bad though because as creepy as it may seem to some, the cord keepsake is really a sweet thing to have    

Recently, I worked with a placenta with a short cord.    The length was borderline to short to be able to make a nice keepsake.  Then I had an idea to get to work.   I tried it and behold, the smallest heart keepsake I have ever made.   It's so sweet!!!

That brings me to a TIP:   Ask the OB/MW to clamp/cut the cord closer to the baby so you have a longer cord for me to work with.