Placenta Encapsulation

At Birthability we support families that have researched beyond the “status quo” when making healthcare decisions for themselves and their children.

We have been promoting the benefits of placenta remedies to our clients for many years and are delighted that we are now seeing parents on their second (and even third!) pregnancy journeys as they return to us once more for our Placenta Encapsulation services.

“I found that they helped immensely, I recovered much sooner, had bags more energy than I had first time round, didn’t suffer from any baby blues and just felt really well. I will definitely be using them again with my third baby.” – Kerry B, Solihull.

We are dedicated to preparing your placenta remedies hygienically and professionally and commit to working with only one placenta and family at a time (please call to enquire as to our availability around your due date).

Sarah Cossey (fully trained and certified with Placenta Remedies Network) will personally process your placenta – from collection within 6 hours of birth, through to it’s speedy return back to you the next day.  She will prepare your remedies herself in our dedicated, food grade “placenta kitchen” so you know it cannot be inadvertently “mixed up” with someone else’s remedies and that the environment is not contaminated by meat products, family members or pets.

Your baby brings with it at birth a “pre-packed” hormonal gift from which you can both benefit.



  •    A boost in energy levels
  •    Increased iron levels
  •    Increased effectiveness of mother-infant bonding
  •    Increased & enriched milk supply
  •    Balanced moods & hormones
  •    Decreased incidence of the baby blues
  •    Decreased incidence of postnatal depression
  •    Reduced post-natal bleeding
  •    Faster recovery from birth
  •    General improvement in health and vitality

You have decided to benefit from Encapsulation

Now you need to choose which preparation is best for you.

Both methods (TCM and Raw/Simple) – involve your placenta being prepared,  gently dehydrated, ground and placed into capsules that are easy for consumption.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Noted for its calming effects, including avoiding Postnatal depression and baby blues – this method is incredibly popular amongst mums with a previous history of Mental Health issues either herself or in her maternal line.

The preparation involves steaming the placenta in lemon, ginger and chilli before being gently dehydrated and then ground into a powder before being placed into capsules for easy consumption.

Please note: This method must be used if there is any meconium present at birth.  If the mother develops a fever or chill postnatally she would be directed to stop taking her TCM capsules whilst it passes – but would be able to utilise her placenta essence in such circumstances (which we provide free of charge – see below).


Raw/simple method:

Wonderful for extra energy following birth (perfect for those that have a naturally calm outlook or second time mums that will be looking after a toddler as well as a newborn)

Because it undergoes less processing(no steaming),this method is believed to yield a stronger “energetic” response and is thought to offer an immediate and intense energy burst when taking them.  Despite being called “raw” – your placenta is in fact heat treated and therefore “cooked”.

Please note:- This method cannot be used if there is meconium present in the amniotic fluid, so all bookings for Simple will be changed to TCM method by default.


Our free gift to you…

At Birthability we believe both Mother and Baby should benefit from the incredible placenta that they created together.

Therefore all of our encapsulation services include a free Placenta Essence that can be used in a very similar way to Rescue Remedy.  It is a gentle and holistic way to support the immune system as well as emotional health, suitable for both mother and baby for calming.

Essence can be taken if the mother is unable to use TCM capsules temporarily due to fever or ill health and provides an alternative to help “pick her up” physically and emotionally.

Babies benefit from a diluted essence during teething, colic and times of separation from the mother.  Your essence will be provided with a dropper bottle and will be delivered at the same time as your capsules.

If you would like us to create a unique keepsake from your babies umbilical cord please let us know at booking.  We will always endeavour to include this within your package (free of charge).

Other Available Placenta Remedies:-

Placenta Cream:

Placenta has been included in anti-ageing creams for years – and it is one of our most popular services as mums are becoming more aware of the benefits of using placenta face creams! Celebrities frequently rave to the public about using their own placenta to make a cream that is full of regenerative cells – leading to a reduction in blemishes and wrinkles, whilst giving a brighter appearance.  It’s no wonder why pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know about the benefits of placentas – especially when you create your own bespoke ingredient with each birth!!

Using a base cream containing shea butter, calendula oil, grapeseed oil, beeswax and lavender oil (this can be changed to an alternative if required) – which will be later blended with a placenta infused oil to provide Oestrogen (collagen boosting) and Progesterone (which inhibits the breakdown of collagen) improving the elasticity of the skin and preventing wrinkles.

Placenta Smoothies:

Okay – so let’s be clear – this is not an entire placenta blended into a pulp for you to drink!

Instead, a small portion of pre-prepared placenta is whizzed in with organic fruit and berries, usually apple, banana and mixed berries (but can be adjusted to suit your taste) before being consumed immediately.  The “raw” state of this preparation means that mums get an “instant hit”.  Many mums report earlier milk supply, less bleeding, and better hormonal balance leading to them feeling less emotional on days 2/3 following birth.

Placenta  Tincture

Placenta Tincture is ideal for long term use and has real benefits in balancing hormones so is very useful for helping to overcome emotional and psychological instability. This can be kept for future use to help treat PMS and Menopause and is therefore recommended for mothers who know that this will be their last pregnancy. A small portion of your placenta is teased away from the main part which will be saved whilst the rest is encapsulated.  It is then placed in alcohol where it is steeped for 6 weeks whilst being vacillated each day and stored safely till it is ready for collection.

Homeopathic Remedies

Tinctures can also be used to create homeopathic remedies for use by both you and your child throughout your lives, during times of transition, illness, teething or stress – a constitutional remedy that is unique to you both. We work with our experienced homeopath who will return two remedies to you 30C for the mother and 7C for the baby.

Baby Balms

Balms are a beautiful gift for us to create for use by both you and your baby.  Using simple ingredients to keep your balm as natural as possible, calendula oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil will provide you with a beautiful ointment to soothe any irritated skin or nappy rash.  Your babies very own branded skincare!

Placenta Artwork

Placenta Prints are an additional option and provide a totally unique piece of artwork that can be created at the same time as we encapsulate your placenta for only £15

 We adore creating “umbilical cord artworks” which can be shaped if you would like a totally bespoke keepsake to create a forever memory.  This service is just £25 as a stand alone order and is free of charge for every client ordering encapsulation.

Please see our Facebook page for examples of previous clients prints and cord keepsakes

Placenta Encapsulation Packages

If you would like more information about our full range of packages, please click below and we will contact you to discuss availability and prices.

Placenta encapsulation can be performed in a clients own home on request. We will need to discuss this with you in advance to decide which would be more suitable.

There may be an additional charge for pick up of your placenta from your home/hospital and to return your capsules back to you, depending on where you live.  Areas included in our packages: Warwick, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Kenilworth, Henley in Arden, Stratford upon Avon, Southam and surrounding areas, but we can travel further afield to all hospitals including:- The Women’s hospital – Birmingham, Good Hope hospital – Sutton Coldfield, City Hospital (including Serenity and Halcyon Birth Unit) and Heartlands hospital.