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Courtney

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Homebirth Doula

Beyond Birth Collective

Phone:

0430 308 930

Email:

Address:

House of Health Moonee Valley

18 Young Street, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

Qualifications

Qualified and certified with the APPA

(Association of Placenta Preparation Arts) in:

Bloodborne Pathogens Training 2021

 

Certified and qualified in the following:

HLTINF001 - Comply with infection prevention and control policies Food Safety Training 2021

A Bit About Me

I am a mama of 2 wild boys. I am a Homebirth Doula and a Placenta Specialist. I don’t work, I love. I love everything I do; from mothering to nurturing to encapsulating your placenta – I do it all with such pride and enjoyment.

 

I launched Beyond Birth Collective in March 2020, 6 months after my youngest son was born in water at home. Both of my birthing experiences have fuelled my drive to succeed in supporting other women, to the best of their capabilities with full and wholehearted trust.

 

My aim is to hold, support and educate women; not only about all of the options available to them but to encourage that deep and innate trust to flourish so that that bloom can be passed on to the generations that we have birthed or are yet to birth. I love focusing my attention and energy on critical questioning, challenges and growth – we all have things to learn and I absolutely love that I can pass on my learnings to fellow women who may be needing that push and boost of confidence to dive in.

 

I offer a range of services and most completely customisable to suit each individual.

My current services available at House of Health include:

  • Placenta Encapsulation (Both Raw & TCM Method)

  • Placenta Tincture or Essence

Practitioner Offerings & Fees

Practice Hours:

(On call 24/7 for births).

Placenta Encapsulation Service areas:

  • Joan Kirner Womens & Childrens Hospital, Sunshine

  • Mercy Hospital for Women, Werribee

  • Royal Womens Hospital, Parkville

  • Frances Perry House, Parkville

  • Epworth Freemasons Private Hospital, East Melbourne

  • St Vincents Private Hospital, East Melbourne

  • Geelong Barwon Health Hospital

  • Bacchus Marsh Hospital

  • Ballarat Base Hospital

  • Northern Hospital Epping

  • Northpark Private Hospital

  • Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg

  • Frankston Hospital

  • Casey Hospital, Berwick

  • Monash Medical, Clayton

  • Box Hill Hospital

and surrounding suburbs.
 
If you are located in or will be birthing in a suburb or area that is not listed above, there is a chance we will still service that area. Please contact us to enquire. 

 

**Please keep in mind some areas will incur a travel fee.**

Placenta Offerings

 

Placenta Encapsulation Raw Method -  $444

RAW Placenta Encapsulation skips the heating process completely. This method of preparation involves cleaning the placenta and then dehydrating the placenta before it is ground and put into capsules. This type of encapsulation involves less processing and you get a higher yield of capsules.

Placenta Encapsulation Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Method -  $480

Placenta Encapsulation in the form of the TCM way, is inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This method of preparation involves cleaning the placenta, gently steaming it and dehydrating before it is ground, adding dried ginger and Schezuan Pepper along with essential oils (if needed) and put into capsules.  This method has come from references of placenta preparation in Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focus of increasing its warming properties when consumed. 

Inclusions for all placenta encapsulation services:

  • Capsules are 100% naturally yours

  • Vegetarian/Vegan Options

  • Gluten free

  • Pick up within 24 hours of birth

  • Return within 48 hours of pick up

  • Polaroid images of your placenta

  • Umbilical Cord Keepsake

  • Placenta Print

  • Instructions for use

  • 24 hour phone/email support 

Placenta Tincture - $84

Placenta Tincture is made from a piece of the mother’s own raw placenta after birth, steeping in alcohol making a strong remedy over 6 weeks.  Placenta tincture is used for emotional, mental and psychological instability and may also be very beneficial for treating PMS and menopause.

Placenta Essence - $84

Our placenta essence is made from a piece of the mother's own raw placenta after birth, steeping in filtered water (for 6 hours). 

An essence is the intrinsic nature, the soul, the fundamental quality of a particular person, place, or substance. The essence of your placenta holds a significant power to heal you and your child. An essence heals on an energetic or vibrational level, stimulating our vital force.

The Essential Placenta Bundle - $540

Includes:

  • Pick Up (within 50km radius)

  • Placenta Encapsulation (TCM)

  • Placenta Tincture OR Placenta Essence

  • Cord Keepsake

  • Placenta Print

  • Delivery (within 50km radius)

 

The Deluxe Placenta Bundle - $672

Includes:

  • Pick Up (within 50km radius)

  • Placenta Encapsulation (TCM)

  • Placenta Tincture

  • Placenta Essence

  • 2 x Packs of Lactation Cookies

  • Cord Keepsake

  • Placenta Print

  • Delivery (within 50km radius)

*$150 deposit is required upon booking any placenta services, and the balance is due by 36 weeks gestation (or 1 week following deposit received if you're booking past 36 weeks gestation). There is an additional travel fee if the birthing suburb is located over 10kms from Moonee Ponds or 50kms from Bacchus Marsh.

**Courtney offers a no obligation free 20 minute call to cover all of and answer all of your questions and wonders regarding Placenta Encapsulation. We cover the process that takes place upon booking the service all the way through to your postpartum journey which will hopefully include your powerful placenta capsules.

 

Placenta Encapsulation Frequently Asked Questions

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WHY I LOVE PLACENTOPHAGY

In the womb with your baby, nature has created the perfect organ that supports baby until birth. The placenta makes oxygen diffusion, excretes baby’s waste, supplies nutrition, and more. It is also beneficial for the mother during the postpartum period.

 

Placenta encapsulation is the process of taking a a placenta, after it has finished its job of nourishing your baby, and safely preparing it in a way that allows it to be put into capsules, so that they can be swallowed like a pill.

 

Consumption of the placenta, also known as placentophagy, is a practice that dates back to ancient times and is still common in certain cultures today.

 

Placentophagy, is the act of mammals eating the placenta of their young after childbirth.

 

The placenta contains high levels of prostaglandin which stimulates the reduction of the uterus - bringing it back to pre pregnancy size. The placenta also contains small amounts of oxytocin which eases birth stress and causes the smooth muscles around the mammary cells to contract and eject milk.  Proponents also believe it can help prevent postpartum depression, may help with pain control and replace depleted iron.

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