Well- I was flooded with pictures of placentas (of all types! Holy cow we are all so unique.) and many pictures of placenta encapsulation and the process. The first post focused on pictures of encapsulation using the Chinese method of placenta encapsulation which includes steaming the placenta with some herbs.
Some women prefer however to dehydrate the placenta when it is raw. Today the pictures will focus on that process. (This is how I did mine. One less step!)
I hope these posts are educational and helpful for anybody who is curious on what placenta encapsulation entails or how to do it themselves.
|Professional placenta picture by Patti Ramos Photography|
|Raw placenta, cut and placed on the dehydrator. This mom is doing a raw dehydrated method and so did not steam the placenta prior to dehydration.|
|The finished product, placenta capsules. Nice and neatly packaged in little easy to consume, low ick factor, capsules.|
Here is another photo tutorial on raw placenta encapsulation. These were done by a placenta encapsulation specialist. (The pictures below generously provided by Melynda Petersen
Birth Doula & Placenta Encapsulation. You can find her online at: http://melyndapetersen-birthdoula.webs.com/ http://www.facebook.com/Birth.Doula.and.Placenta.Encapsulation )
|The placenta carefully cut and ready to place on the dehydrator if you are doing a raw encapsulation.|
|Placenta on the dehydrator. I used the top one or two trays and it helps with clean up (and bio-hazard) if you place something under the bottom tray of placenta to catch any drips.|
|The umbilical cord.|
|If you hire somebody to encapsulate your placenta for you, they often do something like this as a keepsake.|
|The finished product!|