Doula Bula offers both Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) and Simple (RAW) preparation of Placenta Encapsulation.
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Doula Bula picks up all placentas directly from the hospital unless arrangements have been made before delivery. All placenta capsules are returned within 24-48 hrs. of pick up.
Hospitals and birth centers
Doula Bula has worked with include, but are not limited to: Stanford Valley Care Pleasanton; John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek, Kaiser Medical Center San Leandro, Kaiser Walnut Creek, Kaiser Oakland, Kaiser Antioch, Kaiser Modesto, Kaiser South Sacramento, Memorial Medical Center Modesto, Sutter Tracy, Sutter Delta Medical Center Antioch, Doctors Medical Center Manteca, Doctors Medical Center Modesto, Eden Medical Center Castro Valley, Highland Oakland, Alta Bates Berkeley, Mt. Rose Hospital Hayward, Washington Hospital Fremont, San Ramon Regional San Ramon, San Joaquin General French Camp, Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Martinez, St. Joseph's Hospital Stockton. Doula Bula proudly serves the Central Valley and Bay Area. Additional travel fees may apply if applicable.
Doula Bula's 24 hr. assistance, friendly, and helping personality are unmatched by any other placenta encapsulation company nationwide. Doula Bula is proud to offer this same service level and support to all expectant birthers in the Central Valley.
Homestead Natural Birth Center Modesto; Pacifica Family Maternity Center Oakland; Nightingale Birth Center San Mateo; Welcome Home Community Birth Center South Sacramento.
San Francisco East Bay Alameda County (Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro, Castro Valley); Tri-Valley (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo); Diablo Valley Contra Costa County (Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Concord); Delta Valley (Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Bethel Island, Byron, Mountain House, Discovery Bay); San Joaquin County (Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Ripon, French Camp, Stockton, Lodi, Linden, Farmington, Escalon); Western Stanislaus County (Modesto Metro area, Salida, Oakdale, Patterson); Sacramento County (Galt, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Rio Vista, Elk Grove, South Sacramento) and all points in between!
Placenta encapsulation starts at $250. Book your encapsulation today to get started.
For a steamed Placenta encapsulation, I will begin with cutting lemons and ginger. This is known to help with weight loss, energy, inflammation, migraines, and healing.
The placenta is placed into a stainless steel strainer and washed thoroughly draining the umbilical cord, cutting it off, and set aside for your cord keepsake.
The placenta is then placed into the steamer (if you chose steamed), adding fresh lemons and ginger onto the placenta, and sprinkle cayenne pepper on top. It will stay in this place for a minimum of 30 minutes until internal preparation reaches 220*.
For raw preparation, it skips steaming and the placenta is placed onto a glass cutting board, on top of a blue sterile pad.
The placenta is cut into very thin strips, the strips are then placed onto the dehydrator and dehydrated for a minimum of 24 hours at 160* to the point where each piece can “snap” in half.
The dehydrated strips are placed into a blender and ground into a very fine, dry powder.
The dry placenta powder is then placed into pre-counted, empty capsules.
The capsules are then Sealed tightly.
The most unique part is customizing your order. The placenta capsules are placed in a glass water bottle, with a personalized thermal sleeve, and then in a labeled bag to be delivered.
All equipment and workspace are thoroughly sanitized after placenta encapsulation. Only one placenta is processed at a time.
Placenta encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after being steamed or raw, dehydrated, ground and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to include numerous health benefits. Placenta capsules frequently are taken shortly after giving birth, during a women's menstrual cycle, or during menopause with the belief, it helps counter some symptoms of menopause.
(Modesto - Stockton - Central Valley)
I pick up 8 am-8 pm most days. Please bring a small cooler, (or contact me and I can provide you with one) and 2 1-gallon zip lock bags to double bag your placenta to the hospital. Keep your placenta on ice, the nursing staff can supply ice as needed. If I am your Doula I will bring the placenta home with me. Please check the ice regularly to ensure proper cooling is maintained. If pick-up is delayed or if your hospital requires immediate removal of the placenta, it can be stored in your fridge for 48 hours. Please freeze if it will be with you longer than that. Most placenta capsules, tinctures, and salves are ready for pick-up within 48 hours. Tinctures do take an additional 6 weeks to infuse before they are ready for use.
Safety is #1 to me! I check the temperature of the placenta at the time of pick up and store it in a dedicated refrigerator with a thermometer. The preparation space and equipment are cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant before and after the preparation of your placenta. Any multi-use equipment is cleaned and then soaked in a hospital-grade disinfectant. Followed by a wash with clean water. I always use personal protective equipment (PPE): mask, hair covering, gloves, goggles, and gown. I only ever process one placenta at a time and generally only have one placenta in my possession at a time. If a home birth and I am your doula you have the option to encapsulate it in your own home.