Payment, Cancellation & Refund Policy
Payment in full is due before I pick up your placenta.
You may cancel this contract at any time but a $50 fee is non-refundable and covers time spent prenatally and holding aside your space on my calendar.
If you cancel after I have picked up your placenta but before preparation begins, I will return your placenta to you upon request and no further payment is required.
If you cancel after the encapsulation process has begun: no refund will be given even if you choose not to take delivery of the finished capsules.
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. The container must be labeled with your name before I pick it up.
It can remain at room temperature for up to 2 hours following the birth. Refrigerate or put it on ice in a cooler as soon as reasonably possible. Improperly handled placentas are susceptible to spoilage.
Do not let the placenta out of your sight. I cannot encapsulate placentas that are examined in a hospital's pathology lab.
Call or text message me at 415-948-8056 after the birth to arrange a time to pick up the placenta. Please call between 8am and 8pm.
If you are not able to contact me within 4 days of the birth, freeze the placenta until you are ready for pickup.
Encapsulation and delivery takes 1-3 days for a refrigerated placenta. A frozen placenta will take an additional 1-2 days so that it can be safely thawed.
I do my best to have your placenta back to you as quickly as it can safely be prepared. This is usually the day after I pick it up and sometimes the days following. I may choose to have a backup encapsulator process your placenta if I have received more than one placenta at a time so that I can meet the turnaround deadline. Clients who contact me for encapsulation after labor begins will receive second priority to contracted clients and do not receive a turnaround guarantee, although I will still strive to return your capsules within 3 days.
I will also have a backup encapsulator available for times of illness, emergency or other events that would prevent me from pick up, prepare or drop off your Placenta and/or the ready capsules.
Limitations and Disclaimer
I understand and acknowledge that 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.
I acknowledge that Ilka Fanni has 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 bloodborne pathogens universal precautions and California Food Safety and Handling standards, and will be cleaned, prepared, dehydrated and put into pill form in a sanitary and disinfected work space. Upon receiving my placenta capsules from Ilka Fanni, I waive any and all rights to hold her responsible for any undesired effect of consuming the capsules.
I put full trust and acknowledgement that my placenta is being handled in a sanitary and safe environment. I have disclosed to Ilka Fanni my STD status. I understand that upon receiving the pills, Ilka Fanni is no longer liable, including but not limited to any other person(s) ingesting my own placenta capsules.
I do not hold Ilka Fanni responsible or liable for any transport mishap that is beyond her control (ex. car accident or detainment).
I agree to the preceding Client Responsibilities, Limitations and Disclaimer and Refund Policy by signing below: