Balanced: sliced raw and dehydrated at 160 degrees. Gentle: steamed, sliced and dehydrated at 145 degrees. With the Gentle ethod you will be given a broth to consume, so no nutrients are waisted.
Your capsules will contain nothing but pure placenta. You may decide to enhance your placenta preparation with the use of certain foods or herbs. An herb or food added during steaming will not be dried and powdered into the finished capsules but the placenta will be infused with it by the steaming process. By checking an item here you acknowledge that you have researched the enhancements and assume responsibility for consuming them.
Just a few extra choices about your service package
We take photos of your placenta for record keeping purposes. These photos are available to you at any time. With your permission we may use these photos for marketing, advertising, education, peer review or promotional purposes in print or online. Identifying information will not be shared under any circumstances.
- Talk to your care provider during a prenatal visit about your intended birth place’s policies in regards to releasing the placenta. Sign any forms required and have them placed in your file. - If you are birthing in a hospital: remind your care providers upon arrival that you plan to take your placenta and remind them again during pushing. - Put your placenta into a covered container, secured biohazard bag or double ziplock bag. - It can remain at room temperature for up to 4 hours following the birth. Refrigerate or put it on ice as soon as reasonably possible. Improperly handled placentas are susceptible to spoilage. - Call or text message us at (757) 746-7419 after the birth to arrange an encapsulation time. Please call between 7am and 10pm. - If you are not able to contact us within 4 days of the birth, freeze the placenta until you are ready for me to come over. - Encapsulation takes 2 days for a refrigerated placenta. A frozen placenta may take additional time so that it can be safely thawed.
Limitations and Disclaimer
I understand and acknowledge that in accordance to Florida law, choosing to encapsulate my placenta is not intended to prevent or treat any physical or mental diseases, ailments or symptoms and that I am choosing to consume my placenta for my own personal beliefs, whether it be spiritual or cultural. I also acknowledge that there are no statewide regulations preventing me from obtaining and encapsulating my placenta in my home. I acknowledge that Fern Compton have provided me with concrete information about both the benefits and risks of placenta encapsulation, and have read all included documents. I understand that my placenta will be handled and encapsulated according to OSHA and Florida Food Safety and Handling standards, and will be cleaned, cooked, dehydrated and put into pill form in a sanitary and disinfected work space. Upon receiving my placenta capsules from Fern Compton, I waive any and all rights to hold or her business responsible for any undesired effect of consuming the capsules. I understand that upon receiving the pills, Fern Compton is no longer liable, including but not limited to any other person(s) ingesting my own placenta capsules. I do not hold Fern Compton responsible or liable for any transport mishap that is beyond her control (ex. car accident or detainment).