PLACENTA PICK UP & DROP OFF PROCESS
Before Baby is Here
Once Baby Is Here
Store the Placenta in a Cooler
The hospital staff will put the placenta in a container or bag for you that will need to go into the cooler on ice. (We recommend asking for your gallon size bags to be filled with ice and placed into the cooler on top and bottom of the placenta.)
Placenta Storing Methods
The placenta will be safe on ice for 24 hours!
Any longer and you will want to get it into your fridge.
More than 3 days in the fridge and you need to get the placenta double bagged and into the freezer!
We can process placentas that have been frozen up to six months after birth.
Storing like this can be a great option for moms that aren’t 100% they are going to encapsulate, but don’t want to just throw their placenta way, in case they need it!
Let us know baby is here with a quick text.
Make sure we know the room number and code if you have one and want us to come right to your room for pick up! (Feel free to put dad, grandma, doula, or anyone else that may be attending the birth be in charge of this.)
Set a Time for Pick Up or Arrange Shipping
We will set a time within 24 hours of the birth between 8:00AM-8:00PM (any day of the week and holidays, so don’t worry!) if you are in service area or have arranged for us to travel to you.
If you are shipping the placenta, it is a good idea to get that all arranged within 24 hours or get the placenta in your fridge or freezer until you can get it shipped
Pick Up Time!
We either come to your room or other designated meeting place to pick up.
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After Your Placenta is Processed Info Capsules
We will reach out to your and arrange drop off or package them up for shipment.
If You Are In a Service Area or Meeting for Pick Up
(We can meet between North Salt Lake and Brigham City or Provo and Draper for our normal encapsulation fee.)
We will reach out to you letting you know we are ready to drop off the capsules.
Typical turnaround time is 72 hours after birth.
At this time, we will confirm your location (home or still at hospital) and arrange a time for delivery to you.
We will have your capsules in the mail within 72 hours postpartum and you should plan to see them within a few days.
How We Make Sure We Don't Mix Up Placentas
When your placenta is picked up, your encapsulation specialist will label the cooler and the label will follow your placenta to your designated station in the professional placenta encapsulation kitchen located at Bloom Women’s Center.
This label stays with your placenta until the point that your name is written on your jar of placenta capsules. This process allows us to be 100% positive we do not mix up your placenta with someone else’s.
We also have separation partitions and follow strict sanitation protocols in our kitchen to ensure there is not and cross contamination of placentas.