Fees:

Encapsulation fees range from $125.00- $215.00 depending on the package chosen. Packages listed below.  Please be leery of low cost encapsulators. Many of these encapsulators have not completed a certification program nor do they have appropriate equipment to encapsulate safely. This is not an area where you want to hire the cheapest person. I do offer discounts for women on Medicaid and families experiencing financial hardships on a case by case basis. 

Encapsulation Methods: Traditional or Raw

Traditional- Derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine. The placenta is rinsed, steamed and dehydrated before being placed into capsules. The placenta has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years to treat insufficient lactation, fatigue and low iron levels.  Steaming the placenta causes heat to be introduced into the placenta which is essential for postpartum healing in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Steaming the placenta also kills any bacteria that may be present on the placenta. 

Raw Prep- Some women are worried about losing nutrients through the steaming process. This would be similar to eating a vegetable raw vs. eating a vegetable that has been steamed. With the raw prep the placenta is rinsed off but is not steamed before being placed into the dehydrator. Women that have done a raw prep typically report bigger milk supplies, more energy and less baby blues/depression symptoms. However, the raw prep can be too strong for some women; especially those that suffer anxiety around their menstrual cycle or with pregnancy. If you choose a raw prep method and your baby has meconium during labor we have to switch to the traditional route for safety reasons. 

Raw Cubes for Smoothies

Cubes- If you have trouble swallowing capsules then cubes may be a better option for you. The placenta is still cleaned and then poured into molds shaped like flowers. The cubes are then frozen and once a day you will have a fruit smoothie with one cube added. You will not taste the placenta. The cubes are in the raw state, meaning they have not been steamed or dehydrated which is the process used to encapsulate the placenta. Many moms who have a desire to increase breast milk and energy immediately postpartum, or who have experienced postpartum hemorrhaging or have a history of it will often select the raw method.  You can choose to have the entire placenta put into cubes or just cubes for the first week and then have the rest encapsulated. 

Placenta Packages: 

Basic Encapsulation Package: $185.00

  • Encapsulation with your chosen method of Traditional, Raw or Raw cubes for 1st week and the rest encapsulated. 
  • Umbilical Cord Keepsake
  • Delivery back to you along with written dosing and care instructions
  • Does not include pick up of the placenta. Placenta must be dropped off at the kitchen by a friend or family member. 

Premier Encapsulation Package: $215.00

  • Pick up of the placenta from your place of birth
  • Cooler provided by Hill Country Placentas that you get to keep! It is cute and portable! 
  • Encapsulation with your chosen method of Traditional, Raw or Raw cubes for 1st week and the rest encapsulated.
  • Umbilical Cord Keepsake
  • Delivery back to you along with all written dosing and care instructions
  • If you would like to use your own cooler please choose the Premiere Encapsulation 2 package on the Reservation page. That package is $210.00. 

Medicaid Encapsulation Package: $125.00  This package is for mother's on Medicaid or experiencing other financial hardship. 

  • Encapsulation with your chosen method of Traditional, Raw or Raw cubes for 1st week and the rest encapsulated.
  • Umbilical Cord Keepsake
  • Delivery back to you along with all written dosing and care instruction 
  • Does not include pick up. If you need pick up services there will be a $20.00 fee to pick up the placenta

Medicaid Encapsulation Package with pick up: $145.00

  • Pick up of the placenta from your place of birth
  • Cooler provided by Hill Country Placentas that you get to keep! It is cute and portable! 
  • Encapsulation with your chosen method of Traditional, Raw or Raw cubes for 1st week and the rest encapsulated.
  • Umbilical Cord Keepsake
  • Delivery back to you along with all written dosing and care instructions

Raw Cubes only for Smoothies: $150.00

  • Pick up of the placenta from your birth place with cooler provided. ($25.00 extra) Placenta can also be dropped off at the kitchen by a friend or family member.
  • Umbilical cord keepsake
  • On average enough cubes for 4-6 weeks. Cubes are put into a mold and shaped like cute flowers. 
  • Delivery back to you along with instructions for use. 

Ready to make a reservation? Click below.

http://www.hillcountryplacentas.com/reservations/