|Under the Birch Tree Placental Services||
*Placenta Blood Print
*Preparation for Burial and instructions
*Fresh Preparation immediately after birth
Our Service to you
After you make your decision to encapsulate your placenta and are ready to make a booking,, we send out an application form for you to fill in. With the lodgement of these forms a deposit must be made of a minimum of $50 to hold your space. As months fill very quickly it is advisable to do this asap to avoid disappoint.
Once you have completed booking you are free to engage in email or phone conversations as you need. I am a fully qualified Birth and Post Natal Doula and am available to Placenta clients for support. We choose to offer as much as we can to support our families in a professional, safe and discreet manner.
If at the time of birth you are on the Gold Coast and would like to utilise the benefits of a Doula, you can book me for a birth only service where I will support you through your labour and first hours after birth. Please email for more information and our low costs.
I try very hard to be on call for you around your EDD (PLEASE NOTE: as birth is unpredictable there is aways a chance I will not be available to pick up your placenta with in 4 hours of its birth).
Easy, No stress service
Our service is set up to allow you to enjoy your first hours after birth with baby and into your babymoon. All you need do is send a text or phone to let us know when your labour begins. I will be on call for you from this time if possible, and you will be advised of any delays. Once you have birthed the placenta, text or call and I will be there to pick it up with in 4 hours along with your final payment.
In the case of planned C/S I try to be there as you come out of recovery.
Depending on the time of day or night, the TCM process begins asap and we have the pills back to you with in approx. 48hrs (sooner if possible). In the case of Placental Tincture it is also delivered 10 days later. An information sheet comes with your pills and your dosage is on the bottle label.
I adhere to strict guidelines regarding Blood-borne pathogen transmission, infection prevention and standards for safe food handling. My equipment (stainless steel) is thoroughly sterilised after each use, most of our equipment is disposable and it all meets food grade standards.
When working with placentas I believe it is essential to hold positive calming thoughts in mind to ensure nourishing healthy energy is surrounding it during the processing. Your sacred placenta is handled with gentleness and respect.
Placentas come in many sizes and shapes and thicknesses, It is impossible to know how many pills one will reap. The least we have had is 70 and the most is 280. There can be large differences, however I believe our body gives us what we need.
If you have any special requests please don't hesitate to ask, there is nothing too silly to ask on this topic, believe me we have heard all the strange ones, and would love to hear some more! I try my best to accommodate all Under the Birch Tree Families requests..
What is Placentophagia?
Placentophagia is the consumption of the placenta..
Modern women are following in the footsteps of our Chinese ancestors and reaping the health benefits from their placentas. There are many ways to consume the placenta for its benifits, with both raw and cooked methods.
We use the Traditional Chinese Method to do your encapsulation.
It has been used for centuries and I believe offers a better release of energy to the mother postpartum. Your placenta may have been exposed to bacteria present in the birth canal, and the gentle steaming kill such bacterias.
What's in it thats so good?
The known list of healing chemicals giving placentas their healing properties:
Gonadotrophin - precursor to oestrogen, progesterone and testosteone
Prolactin - promotes lactation
Oxytocin - for pain relief and baby bonding; is produced during breastfeeding to promote healthy bonding between mother and baby.
Interferon - stimulates the immune system to protect against infection.
Thyroid stimulating Hormone - boosts energy and aids in recovery of stressful events.
Cortisone - releases energy stores and helps with stress.
Prostaglandins - anti-inflammatory.
Haemoglobin - replenishes iron deficiencies and anaemia
Gamma-globulin - boosts immune system and protects against postpartum infection.
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor X111 - stops bleeding and enhances healing of wounds.
Placenta is used in many creams. Placenta extract is the active ingredient in Olay's New Regenerist Ointment for the eye area.
Packaged human Placenta. Called "Ziheche" it is used to treat infertility, impotence and several other conditions.