I encapsulate via the Traditional Chinese Medicine method and offer the placenta in vegan gel capsules.
If the umbilical cord is given with the placenta I dehydrate it for the parents as a keepsake. Depending on it's length and your wishes the umbilical cord can be made into different shapes or words / letters that are meaningful to the parents. (pictures coming)
I also offer prints like this as a keepsake.
Placenta benefits women during life transitions:
Helps uterus contract back to normal size
o Validated by scientific research
o Principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Combats fatigue – TCM principle
Helps stop/lessen postnatal bleeding
Improves mood by balancing postpartum hormone fluctuations
Lots of anecdotal evidence from women whose placenta has helped them have a better postpartum recovery
Placenta also useful during menopause