1. Sign up.
2. Print out the Checklist and bring it with you to your birth location.
3. Print out the Client Information Release Form. Bring it to the hospital or have your care provider fill out and sign the required information. Sign and date.
4. Print out the Placenta Processing Agreement. Sign and initial. All paperwork will be due, along with the payment balance, when we receive the placenta.
5. All home, birthing centers, and hospital births.
6. Bring a small cooler with you to the birth location to keep your placenta on ice until pick-up.
7. Please note in your birth plan that you will be keeping your placenta. You will have to sign a release form if you are birthing in a hospital.
8. Text (602) 505-8559 to notify us when you are in labor. Text again when baby is born. We will contact you for pick-up arrangements between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM.
9. At a hospital birth, the nurses will store the placenta in a plastic container and a bio-hazard bag marked with your name.
10. At a home or birth center birth, have the midwife double bag the placenta in two gallon-size Ziploc freezer bags. Write your name and phone number on the outer bag.
11. Place the bagged placenta in the hospital or birth center fridge within one – two hours after birth.
12. If hospital will not store placenta in their fridge, you can place it in a closed cooler with ice and the refrigerated placenta should be dropped off at your Encapsulation Specialist’s house within 24 – 48 hours of the birth, between the hours of 9 AM and 9 PM. Transport the placenta in a cooler with ice.
13. If you cannot get the placenta to your Specialist within 48 hours, it should be put in the freezer.
14. We will contact you when the capsules are finished, and you can pick them up at your convenience.
Checklist of items to bring to birth location:
1. Payment balance: cash or check. Cards are accepted, but there is a $10 card fee.
2. Signed and initialed Placenta and Health Release form, and Placenta Encapsulation Agreement.
3. Placenta Checklist for reference.
4. Small cooler to keep placenta on ice.
5. For birth center or home births: two gallon-sized Ziploc bags with your name and phone number.
6. Birth plan specifying that you are keeping placenta.