Day of Details…

What to do when you start to feeling contractions:

  • First, call or text me at the onsite of labor/early labor.
  • Second, text me when you are admitted to the hospital and ask the nurse to add a placenta release form to be put with all your paper work you be signing. Let the nurses know that you’ll be encapsulating your placenta.
  • Third, call or text when your baby and placenta are born. At this point I’ll be off to pick up your placenta. If it’s late in the night please call me rather than text.

What to do in case of a c-section:

When you get admitted to the hospital request a placenta release form to be put in with the rest of your paper work that you’ll be signing. Make sure that the nurses understand that the placenta can not touch anything in the operating room. If the placenta comes in contact with any chemicals I Will Not Be Able To Encapsulate. The placenta needs to go from you into a bag or plastic container or both and labeled with your information.

What you can do if there are complications during labor(specifically fever) and doctor could says your placenta is infected or damaged:

Please request that a small portion of your placenta be sent to pathology while the rest of it is kept in the freezer or if the hospital releases it I will go pick it up, 9 times out of 10 placenta is fine and CAN be encapsulated.

If meconium (baby’s 1st poop) is present at the time of birth. No worries…..meconium is sterile and encapsulation can still be done.

If you don’t get pitocin during your labor and the nurses say that you need it after birth to help contract your uterus down to pre-pregnancy size you can say that you don’t need because you are consuming your placenta and placenta is rich in oxytocin which is the natural version of pitocin so you don’t need it. Your placenta will help you contract your uterus down to pre-pregnancy size.