How should I prepare for you to take my placenta?

*Depending on your birthing location, a cooler is always good to have to store the placenta in while awaiting pick-up.  If you forget to bring a cooler, make sure the bagged placenta is kept on ice. 
*Clearly state in your birth plan that you plan to keep your placenta.

 

Can I get my placenta encapsulated if I have a C-Section, pitocin, if I give birth prematurely, or have delayed cord clamping? 
   Yes!  As long as your placenta has not been sent to pathology, and has been stored properly, your placenta is a good candidate for placenta encapsulation. 

 

How long will my placenta last in the fridge/freezer?

   If you are unable to get your placenta encapsulated immediately after giving birth, recommend leaving it in the fridge for no longer than 3 days; and the freezer for no longer than 6 months. 

 

I plan to store my babies cord blood, am I still able to encapsulate it?

   Absolutely, you can do both!

 

I am vegan, is there a non-gelatin option for the capsules?

   Yes there is.  I can substitute the gelatin capsules for vegetarian capsules at no additional cost.

 

How long will my placenta capsules last?

   If stored in a cool dry place, preferably the fridge to prevent bacteria growth, I would recommend consuming them within 6-12 months.

 

What if my placenta gets sent to pathology?

If your placenta gets sent to pathology you can let me know, as I have had luck in retrieving it.

 

How big are the capsules?

   I use size “00” capsules.  

How many capsules will my placenta make?

   The quantity of capsules varies depending on how big your placenta is.  Generally, a placenta will make anywhere from 80-220 capsules. 

 

How is your equipment sterilized?

   *I soak my utensils in a bleach solution for a few hours, and then scrub it thoroughly with soap and water to ensure no cross contamination will occur.  I also sterilize my work surface before, during, and after the process.
   *I have been trained in bloodborne pathogen awareness. 

How long have you been doing this?

   I have been joyfully encapsulating placentas for 18 months. 

 

Can I encapsulate my own placenta?

   Absolutely!  I offer a Do It Yourself segment on my website www.FruitOfYourWomb.com under “process.”

 

What are some Organizations that you support in the Tampa Bay Area?

I try to attend as many expos and functions as I can. I love to support the natural birthing community!

Here are a list of organization I think you should check out!

Tampa Bay Birth Network -

tampabaybirthnetwork.org

Tampa Bay Babywearing | Facebook -

https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayBabywearing

The Prego Expo

https://www.thepregoexpo.com/ @thepregoexpo

Tampa Bay Mom's Blog

http://tampabay.citymomsblog.com/

 

 

What hospitals, birth centers, or birthing centers do you offer your services to?

 

Listed below are some of, but not limited to, the hospitals, birth centers, or birthing centers that I am willing to provide my services to. Pick up and delivery are included in the cost of the placenta services however a few locations require a surcharge. The surcharge is $20. Please contact me if your location is on this list. We have performed placenta encapsulation for Lakeland and Sarasota.

 

Labor of Love Birth Center - 

laboroflovetampa.com

106 Myrtle Ridge Rd

Lutz, FL
(813) 949-1185

 

Sweet Child O' Mine - (Surcharge)

sweetchildbirth.com

215 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Brandon, FL
(813) 685-8404

 

Breath of Life Women's Health & Birth Center - (Surcharge)

www.breathoflife.cc

1900 E Bay Dr

Largo, FL
(727) 216-1420

 

Countryside Birthing Place -

3060 Jones Ln
Clearwater, FL
(727) 796-7502

 

The Birth Center of St. Pete -

www.bcofstpete.com

1405 Doctor M.L.K. Jr St N
St Petersburg, FL
(727) 895-2300

 

Florida Hospital Tampa -

3100 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL
(813) 971-6000

 

Tampa General Hospital -

www.tgh.org

1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL
(813) 844-7000

 

St. Joseph's Women's Hospital -

stjosephswomens.org

3030 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tampa, FL
(813) 879-4730

 

Brandon Regional Hospital Baby Suites - 

brandonhospital.com

119 Oakfield Drive
C-Tower, Brandon, FL
(813) 571-5350

 

St Petersburg General Hospital -

6500 38th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL
(727) 384-1414

 

St. Pete Babyplace -

601 5th St S
St Petersburg, FL
(727) 767-7030

 

Morton Plant Mease - (surcharge)

www.mpmhealth.com/morton-plant-hospital

300 Pinellas St, Clearwater, FL 33756

(727) 462-7000

 

Spring Hill Regional Hospital - (surcharge)

www.springhillregional.net

10461 Quality Dr

Spring Hill, FL
(352) 688-8200

 

Bayfront Health Spring Hill - (Surcharge)

Spring Hill, FL
(352) 688-8200

Oak Hill Medical Center - (Surcharge)

11375 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613 

(352) 596-6632

 

Sarasota Memorial Hospital -(Surcharge)

1700 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34239

(941) 917-9000

 

If you are having your birth at home or would like to see if we can add your birthing place please call me at (813) 454-5526

 

What cities do you provide Placenta Encapsulation services to:

 

Tampa, Saint Petersburg, South St Pete, Clearwater, Dunedin, Spring Hill, New Port Richey, Hudson, Lutz, Largo, Downtown Tampa, Brooksville, Orlando, Brandon and Lakeland, Fl Lakeland, Sarasota.

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