There are a variety of ways to process a placenta, at Bloom we strive to follow the safest known methods to ensure the safety of you and your baby.
Our encapsulation process follows what is known as the “steamed method” of encapsulation.
How is it done?
This is found to be the safest because the placenta is steamed to a food safe temperature of 160 degrees before being dehydrated at 140 degrees for 10-12 hours, depending on the size of the placenta.
Safe for GBS+
Most preferred for women prone to postpartum mood disorder, but also yields great results for women who are not. This method is also safest for mamas that test positive for Group B Strep (GBS+) and whose baby passed meconium during the birth.
Yes, if you test positive for GBS you can still have your placenta encapsulated! Always, with an sign of any kind of infection present, we would not consider your placenta safe for consumption.
Is anything added to the placenta?
Your Bloom placenta pills are made of 100% your placenta
There are other placenta encapsulators in our area that add potentially beneficial additives to the placenta pills.
Our belief is that while there are many beneficial herbs and supplements out there for new moms, adding anything extra to the placenta runs the risk of an aversion for mom or baby and essentially ruining the entire placenta. If you choose to add these other things to your postpartum health regime, we recommend taking them separate from the placenta pills themselves.
Keep the potential benefits of your placenta after your capsules are gone.
What is a tincture?
A tincture is a concentrated alcohol based liquid, made by soaking the placenta. We are place a small amount of placenta in 190 proof organic corn alcohol. Allowing this to develop for 4-6 weeks will pull the hormones and nutrients out, creating a potent liquid that can be used for the same potential benefits as placenta capsules.
How do I use the tincture?
A typical tincture dose would be 5 to 7 drops in a glass of water or juice. It is also beneficial to rub a few drops on the bottom of your feet or upper chest, which are places our body absorbs well.
Why would I want to add this to my placenta encapsulation?
1. To keep the benefits of your placenta for years to come - your tincture can be used indefinitely.
2. Drops can be used later - women who have tinctures made during their child bearing years, often benefit from using it during their menstrual cycles and menopause (in the future).