There are several ways to prepare your placenta after birth. Please ask for further instructions for each.
Lotus: The umbilical cord is left connected to the baby until it dries and separates on its own. Herbal care for the placenta is recommended.
Raw/Smoothie: Wash and cut a section into small cubes and swallow little pieces for a few days or blend with your favorite ingredients. Usually taken immediately after giving birth to give you energy, stop any excess bleeding and balance your hormones.
Encapsulate/Tincture: Traditional Chinese Medicine has long made placenta into medicine. Prepare the placenta, steam, dehydrate, encapsulate. Request your placenta to be encapsulated or made into a tincture.
Bury: Many people choose to plant a special tree and place the placenta under it. Often times this is said to help ground the child onto Earth.
Umbilical Cord: The cord can be dried separately and preserved for keepsake or prepared into medicine.
Prints: Place the placenta, called the "Tree of Life," onto your choice of special surfaces.
You will receive your prepared placenta with instructions usually the day after your birth.