At Lake Country Doulas, we are passionate about moms having a better postpartum, and truly believe in the healing properties of the placenta. We offer quick professional service to clients in Orillia, Barrie, Simcoe County, Muskoka, York Region and parts of the GTA. We proudly service a large area. If you do not see your area listed, please contact us!
Reported benefits of placenta consumption:
How is the placenta prepared?
We offer two methods of encapsulation - the RAW method and the TCM method. Please note: some medications and conditions may affect which method is available to you, but in most cases, placenta encapsulation can still be done. Ask us about this for more information!
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) inspired
This method involves gently steaming the raw placenta alone or with fresh ginger, cutting it into small pieces, dehydrating it and then putting it into capsules. This method is thought to bring out the placenta's healing properties and warm the mother (an important aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Raw Preparation Method
Please note: there's really nothing "raw" about this method, actually, though the name is deceiving. This is our most popular method of preparation. The placenta is cut into small pieces, dehydrated, ground down into a fine powder and put into capsules. The difference between the two methods is that this method skips steaming the placenta. This method is said to preserve the most nutrients and hormones in the placenta.
"I am very thankful for Alannah and the [placenta encapsulation] service she provided... She's very reliable and was always quick to respond with any questions or concerns I had. Thank you, Alannah!" - Kristina, client
All extra services can be in addition to encapsulation!
Placenta Prints & Keepsakes
Every placenta is unique. We can create a beautiful, unique placenta prints! These are created using an edible dye in any combination of colors you would like. We also are able to make keepsakes out of your baby's umbilical cord.
Healing Placenta Salve
Made with all natural ingredients, this salve is perfect to use on healing cesarean incisions and stretch marks! Ingredients include coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E, herbs, local beeswax, and some of your placenta powder! The salve is made in individual batches to meet the need of each client.
Interesting Fact: did you know that human and animal placenta is added to some high-end skin and wrinkle creams as it is known to promote skin healing and regrowth. I make each salve in completely individual batches, so I can customize based on your needs.
Ingesting raw placenta soon after birth can help reduce bleeding, increase energy levels and stabilize hormones. A small chunk of raw placenta is added to a smoothie (consisting of ingredients of your choice!). The smoothie is full of flavour so you will not taste the placenta (we promise!) The smoothie can be done at the hospital at the time of placenta pick up, or at your home. Per hospital policies: smoothies are not available at all locations - ask for more details.
Other ideas include... puddings and chocolate truffles, made with organic, free-trade chocolate (perfect for the mom who don't like taking pills, but loves chocolate!) and tinctures. If you'd like to discuss other options, please contact us.
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