Placenta Encapsulation

Why placenta capsules?
  • Increase and enriched breast milk.
  • Increase in energy.
  • Decrease in baby blues and postpartum depression.
  • Decrease in lochia, postpartum bleeding.
  • Decrease iron deficiency.
  • Decrease insomnia or sleep disorders.
  • Decreases postpartum "night sweats".

The placenta's hormonal make-up is completely unique to the mother. No prescription, vitamin or herbal supplement can do what one placenta pill can. How amazing is that? The theory is you are replacing the hormones you lost during the birthing process. Each woman's placenta is unique to her hormonal make-up.


The price is $300 which also covers the price of collection and delivery  (Geelong and surrounding areas)
If you have hired Cherie as your Doula, it is just $200
*Please note currently Cherie can only do Placenta Encapsulation for Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Surfcoast and Great Ocean Road.

How many
Capsules can you get? 
Generally between 100 and 150

How long does it take to encapsulate a placenta? When will my pills be ready? 
Once received, the aim is to have the process completed and the capsules returned in 24 hours.

Which Hormones are Found in Placenta? 
Placenta pills boast a wealth of hormones that can assist with postpartum depression. The following hormones are present in placenta:
  • Haemoglobin– Replenishes and stimulates iron production in the blood.
  • Oxytocin –The feel-good hormone that creates a sense of bonding, pain relief, happiness and elation.
  • Cortisone –Unlocks energy stored in the body and combats stress. (cortisol)
  • Interferon –Stimulates the immune system to fight off infections during the healing stages.
  • Urokinase inhibiting factor and factor XIII –Lessens bleeding and promotes faster healing.
  • Prostaglandins –Acts as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Prolactin –Encourages healthy mammary function and milk production. 

What other ingredients are in placenta pills? 
I use vegan capsules, and that is the only other ingredient.

What if I am induced/have a medicated birth/have a caesarean section? Can I still encapsulate my placenta? 
Yes, yes, and yes. Your particular birth choices/outcomes do not affect whether or not your placenta can or cannot be encapsulated.  Encapsulation is still possible when birthed by mothers who received epidurals, IV pain medications during labour, and had caesarean sections.

How do I know I will not receive someone else's placenta? 
Impossible, because we prepare only one placenta at a time, so there is no chance of an accidental switch or any cross contamination of any kind. All of my materials used are either disposable or thoroughly sanitized and disinfected.

When should I book the encapsulation?
As I limit the number of bookings I take per month, please book the service well before your baby is due to ensure I have availability around your due date. Some women book as early as 20 weeks. I take a first in, first served policy with bookings.

When is a placenta considered unsuitable for consumption? 
If the mother is HIV, Hep B or C positive or if the placenta is sent to the pathology lab for examination. This rarely occurs, but in the case that it does, simply have a family member call me.

Are you certified?
Yes, I am certified with Placenta Services Australia. I pride myself on keeping my training up to date and currently certified in accredited training in food safety and Bloodborne Pathogens for Placenta Encapsulation Professionals course. 

If you have any questions at all about encapsulation please contact us
Or if you looking for a doula in geelong contact us