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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 to now be able to offer this service ourselves ‘in house’.

“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 at a time in our purpose built “placenta preparation room” to ensure your safety. (please call to enquire as to our availability around your due date).

Sarah Cossey (fully trained and certified with Placenta Remedies Network and a member of IPEN) will personally process your placenta – from collection within 6 hours of birth, through to it’s speedy return back to you the next day.

Your baby brings with them at birth a

pre-packed” hormonal gift for you.

 Mums that have consumed their placentas frequently report the following benefits:


  •    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

Deciding which type of placenta pills to have?

Here’s what you need to know….

Placenta Pills - TCM or Simple?

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

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM or steamed):

Many mums feel they benefit from calming effects offered by the TCM method.  It is believed to help in avoiding Postnatal depression and baby blues – and so 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 with lemon, ginger and chilli before being dehydrated and encapsulated.  In Chinese medicine these ingredients are believed to help balance “chi” (inner life force) as well as offering internal “warming”.

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 until it passes (during this time she could instead consume her placenta essence if ordered with her placenta pills).


Raw/simple method:

Mums that consume the Simple remedies report they had extra energy following birth than on previous births. Therefore it is often chosen by 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 a steamed method (with or without TCM ingredients as desired) by default.

Other Available Placenta Remedies:-

Placenta Essence:

So that both you and baby can benefit from your placenta we advise that a placenta essence is ordered alongside encapsulation.  It can be used by both mother and baby in a similar way to Rescue Remedy. Essence is believed to support the emotional health of the mother and can be used as an alternative to TCM Capsules during fever or ill health. Essence is regularly given to babies by their mothers who report that diluted essence helps during teething, colic and during times of separation.

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.  You can order a single smoothie to be prepared at your place of birth (dependant upon hospital policy).

Placenta  Tincture

Placenta Tincture is ideal for long term use and is thought to help balance hormones.  Many mums find it 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 of particular interest to mothers who know that this will be their last pregnancy. A small portion of your placenta is 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

Placenta capsules 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.

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.  Many of our families adore the opportunity to see the size and detail of their placenta from their print and frame it to place on the nursery wall. Just £25.00

Cord Keepsake

 We adore creating “umbilical cord artworks” which can be shaped into a heart, spiral, initial or the word ‘love’ (dependant upon length!) creating a totally bespoke keepsake.  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.

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.

Extra Mileage is charged at 45p per mile outside of a 10 mile radius from Henley in Arden.