After looking into several Placenta certifications, my sister and I chose to become certified with Full Circle Encapsulation because of how detailed and complete the course was. Too many women are encapsulating placentas after learning how from You Tube videos. I hope this practice stops in our birthing community as it is simply not safe for the consumer. You only have one placenta from this baby and making sure it is safe to ingest is critical.
A placenta that is to be ingested needs to be handled properly at all times. The placenta may not be safe if others have handled it and OSHA standards should always apply when encapsulating it.
Some hospitals regard placentas as medical waste and therefore treat it as such. Once we became aware of what can happen to your placenta under such circumstances, we felt that good education was key to making your encapsulation as safe a process as possible.
Whether we encapsulate your placenta or someone else, please be sure that their training is in place and you are not just going with them because it's $100.00 less than everyone else is charging. Your health is worth more than that.