Placenta Encapsulation Professionals


‘Placentophagy’ (from ‘placenta’ + Greek φαγειν , to eat) is the act of mammals ingesting the placenta of their young after childbirth. The placenta contains high levels of prostaglandin which stimulates involution (an inward curvature or penetration, or, a shrinking or return to a former size) of the uterus. **

The placenta also contains small amounts of oxytocin which eases birth stress, increases ‘feel good’ emotions and causes the smooth muscles around the mammary cells to contract and eject milk. Vitamins and minerals in the placenta include vitamin B6 which can help with PND and energy levels, and are also rich in iron and protein which is particularly helpful in childbirth recovery, especially for vegetarian women.

Many different cultures have been participating in the act of ‘Placentophagy’ for centuries including the Chinese who have been using human placenta in their traditional medicines as far back as is documented.

Up until recently the Western world had not discovered the benefits of consuming the placenta, but now it has seen the light, helped along of course by the Hollywood types that are blazing the way by boasting of the benefits to magazines and television reporters. Women of the Western culture often find swallowing a capsule much more palatable than the idea of ingesting the actual placenta without preparation and thus ‘Placenta Encapsulation’ was born.


Here at P.E.P we offer two kinds of encapsulation, these being ‘Traditional’ and ‘Raw’ methods.

Traditional Method: Is when the placenta is cleaned and then gently steamed with ginger, chilli and lemon prior to dehydration and encapsulation. This method is said to have a warming effect and more of a sustained release of the benefits. Steaming the placenta also kills any bacteria so the capsules have a longer shelf life, but there is some belief that this may also lessen the beneficial effects by decreasing the levels of vitamins and hormones during the steaming process.

Raw Method: Is when the placenta is cleaned and then dehydrated followed by encapsulation. This method is said to retain all the vitamins and hormones, as there is no cooking. It’s also meant to pack more of a punch energy wise. Generally there is a higher yield with this method, so therefore they last longer. There is a slightly increased chance of bacterial contamination with this method, but the chance of bacterial contamination is extremely slim provided care has been taken with proper storage and handling measures immediately after birth.

I am a fully qualified Dispensary Technician (as well as Birth and Postnatal Doula) and have been dealing with capsules for well over 10 years. I also have my Food Handling, and Blood Borne Pathogens certificates.

Local pick up and delivery is included in the Placenta Encapsulation price. Additional travel may incur a small fee. For booking and enquiries  ‘CONTACT US’ 

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I have loved having the placenta encapsulation by D.O.M.E after birthing my second child. I have felt much better emotionally than with my first baby I have had no signs of the baby blues or postpartum depression and had much more energy. I would highly recommend placenta encapsulation to all expectant mothers. –Jackie.O 

The first few months with a newborn is an intense period full of emotions and sleep deprivation! I felt energised and capable despite these challenges, thanks in part to Jen’s encapsulation service, which was easily arranged, excellently presented and conveniently picked up and delivered. I will be back next time!  ~M.B



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*The act of consuming one’s own placenta encapsulated has not been officially investigated by the TGA or the FDA, therefore P.E.P’s placenta encapsulation service is not meant to treat any disease, illness or symptoms. Ingesting your own placenta is done so at your own risk.