Kara Dono Certified Placenta Arts Specialist 2018-2020 Association of Placenta Preparation Arts
Kara was fantastic and so prompt with my placenta encapsulation. She collected my placenta within a few hours of messaging her and she made a big effort to get the capsules to me asap! I’m so happy with the result, the capsules are a massive help in the post partum period and I wish I’d done it in my previous pregnancies. Kara’s gorgeous, caring nature made the experience even better – I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Carolyn Trowbridge

What is Placenta Encapsulation?

Placenta encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into vegan capsules. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to support the post partum period.

Placenta encapsulation has helped many mothers in Perth with their mood, energy and milk supply. It is wonderful to replenish and stabilize the lost iron and hormones after birth.

Placenta consumption has proven common within Chinese Medicine the last 1400 years to treat a variety of health conditions. It has begun to grow in the Western Cultures since the 1970’s as a way to prevent illness and celebrate the placenta and birth. It is known as a Post Natal remedy.

What are the reported benefits of placenta capsules?

  • Healing after birth
  • Increased energy levels
  • Elevated mood and feelings of calmness
  • Increases milk production

  • Increased iron levels, Vit B6, amino acids and essential fats

  • Decreased postnatal bleeding

  • Release of relaxing hormones such as oxytocin and CRH (stress reducer)

  • Enhanced maternal instinct and bonding

  • Uterus has returned to pre-pregnancy size quickly

  • Immune system boost

  • Preventing/decreasing the likelihood of developing the ‘baby blues’
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Placenta Encapsulation Capsules and Cord Art Pack
“Since taking my placenta capsules, I noticed the positive effects. My energy levels, mood and emotions elevated. I feel this has supported me during my fourth trimester and I have even been able to avoid the ‘baby blues’ this time.”
Elizabeth

How is the placenta encapsulated?

In the placenta encapsulation process, the placenta is carefully prepared, steamed, dehydrated, ground into a powder and sealed in vitamin-size vegan capsules.

I personally collect the placenta once it has been birthed. Just get your support partner to sms me and I will collect it within 12 hours and personally deliver the placenta capsules back to you within 12-24 hours after collection of the placenta.

There are two methods for encapsulating the placenta, Traditional Chinese Method (TCM) and Raw Method. The TCM Method involves the placenta carefully prepared, steamed, slowly dehydrated, ground to a powder and then placed into vegan capsules. The Raw Preparation Method is the same to that of TCM, excluding the steaming of the placenta.

Once the placenta has been encapsulated using vegan (non-gelatine) capsules, they are stored in a labelled container. For personal service and convenience, I personally deliver them to the hospital or your home. The placenta encapsulation process in Perth is completed in the shortest time possible, so you can begin taking the capsules as soon as possible to receive the maximum postnatal benefits. The first two weeks are the most important and effective time to be taking the placenta.

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Placenta extras (placenta print, cord art, tincture, broth)

Additional to your placenta capsules you can request a placenta print, tincture or broth.

Placenta Print $20

The print is taken using the fetal side of the placenta and printing onto A3 paper. Placenta prints are produced using the natural raw colour of the placenta, no colour or dyes is added.

Placenta Tincture $40

Placenta tincture is made from the mothers own placenta powder in a prepared solution of high-grade alcohol for a minimum of 6 weeks. Tinctures are very beneficial once the placenta capsules are finished. The tincture supports stressful and emotional moments.

Placenta Broth $10

In the Traditional Chinese Medicine inspired preparation of placenta encapsulation, the steaming process creates a rich broth loaded with nutrients. The placenta is steamed with chilli (optional), lemon and ginger. The liquid from the steaming process can be added to your favourite tea, juice, smoothies, or used in a soup.This broth is often referred to as Placenta Broth, Mother’s Broth, or Miracle Soup. When consumed, this nutrient-dense, tonified broth aides in the healing and recovery of the newly postpartum mother’s body.

Cord Art $0 (Included in you placenta encapsulation package).

The umbilical cord that connected the baby to the womb during the pregnancy played a key role in delivering nutrients and essential blood to the baby during gestation. To honour and treasure the umbilical cord it can be dehydrated into a love heart shape (depending on the length) and kept for a lifetime. Popularly placed in baby books, frames or memory boxes.

I always return cord clamps too. These are a lovely keepsake and reminder of your babys’ birth

Fees and bookings

Placenta Encapsulation- $275

I offer an exclusive placenta encapsulation service in Perth and personally collect your placenta and deliver your encapsulated capsules within 48 hours of your placenta being birthed. Please see zones below for pick up and delivery:

Zone1 $25– King Edward Memorial Hospital, Family Birth Centre, SJOG Subiaco.

Zone 2 $50– Osborne Park Hospital, Glengarry Private Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Bentley, SJOG Mt Lawley, SJOG Murdoch.

Zone 3 $70– Joondalup Hospital (Public/Private), SJOG Midland, Armadale Hospital, Swan District Hospital.

Zone 4- $100- Rockingham General Hospital and Peel Health Campus.

For a home birth, the transport cost is:

Homebirth within 10km of Subiaco: $25
Homebirth within 20km of Subiaco: $50
Homebirth within 50km of Subiaco: $70

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