Welcome. Are you ready for an amazing Postpartum recovery?

Placenta Encapsulation, something that more and more women just like you are utilizing to enhance their postpartum recovery. Recovery and the transition to parenthood is full of excitement, joy, unpredictability, and emotions of all sorts.

Placenta Encapsulation is a way for you to take steps to help your postpartum recovery be a smooth transition filled with support, peace of mind and guidance.

Choosing to work with VIFD for Placenta Encapsulation will ensure that you and your family experience professional, safe, and expert support from the moment you welcome your baby home until you feel settled and secure in your new role as parents.

We have over 300 placentas encapsulated for families in Winchester, The Eastern Panhandle, Northern Virginia, Loudoun, and the Shenandoah Valley. For the last several years, we have proudly offered in-home encapsulation, which means extra assurance for you and your family.

You can trust that you will be consuming your placenta, you can trust that the risk of cross-contamination is reduced because your placenta is being processed in your kitchen, not ours. You can trust that when you work with us we focus on supporting your whole family and offering the safest system for Placenta Encapsulation that our industry offers.

How do we promise safety? We promise safety through our transportation kits given to you for packaging and transportation of your placenta, through in-home encapsulation, proper sanitization of equipment and new supplies for each client if desired.

How do we guarantee continuity of care? We guarantee continuity of care by offering in-home encapsulation which enables you to speak with your Postpartum Placenta Specialist during or after the process and allows you to have additional support from your PPS for all areas of postpartum recovery, breastfeeding and your family's transition! We want to fully support your postpartum transition not only through Encapsulation, but also through additional support.

We are not a pick up and drop off encapsulation service
What is Placenta Encapsulation and what is the process?

Placenta Encapsulation is the act of processing, cleaning and preparing your placenta for consumption after birth to support your transition after birth.

Placenta Encapsulation with Virginia is for Doulas includes a transportation kit, instructions for scheduling after your baby's arrival, placenta encapsulation, and 4 weeks of text/email support from your Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

What is our process? Our process takes a total of two days, with each day lasting one to two hours. Once your baby has arrived, you will schedule Day 1, your PPS will arrive as scheduled and begin the process, Day 2 will begin about 14-16 hours after Day 1 is finalized. At the end of each day, your specialist will ensure that you know what was completed that day and what to expect with the following day. During that time any questions you have about postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby sleep, set up, and transitioning to ensure you feel supported and cared for.

The space utilized by the PPS is cleaned, sanitized and covered in plastic wrap and when the processing is done, she cleans up and does the same set up for Day 2. For clients desiring new dehydration equipment, it is available to them upon request.

At the end of Day 2, you will be given your placenta pills, beautifully packaged, and instructions for guidelines on using your pills. After that, your PPS is available to you for questions, adjustment and follow up for four weeks to ensure your recovery is a smooth transition.

"If you have doubts about placenta encapsulation, ask. I was hesitant and glad I spoke out because the benefits are real. Hiring them as my doulas has been without a doubt one of the smartest decisions I made." ~ Carolina R-H. Review
Do you have questions?


Is it safe? Safety is largely dependent on the encapsulation process. Keeping the placenta in your hands, your fridge, and processed in your home ensures that the capsules you are given are from your own placenta, the process is clean and safe, and is not done in a foreign environment. Other questions about safety include, harm to the newborn and yourself. A recent study concluded that Placenta Encapsulation did not cause harm to the newborn or pass GBS to your baby.

Does PE help with Postpartum Depression? Anecdotally, our clients say that with subsequent postpartum recoveries they feel less emotional, increased milk production, reduced baby blues, reduced postpartum bleeding and an entirely different postpartum depression experience than previously. Many who experienced Postpartum Depression with their first, did not with their second. Hormonal balance with placenta encapsulation can help your hormones stay balanced and prevent a huge hormonal drop from happening that your body has trouble adjusting to. In the end there is no guarantee or cure all for Postpartum Depression.

How many capsules will I get? A typical placenta yields 75-120 capsules, but can yield more if the placenta was larger.

What is a Placenta Tincture? A placenta tincture gives you the ability to have long term use of placenta benefits for when your menstrual cycle returns, emotional days, and menopause. The tincture is given to you in a lovely bottle and you are left with instructions.

How long does the process take? Your PPS will arrive on Day 1 to clean the kitchen, sanitize, lay a cover, and begin. Day 1 typically lasts 2 hours. Day 2 begins similarly with the process finishing with your PPS talking with you about instructions, storage, postpartum recovery and what to expect.

How quickly do you complete the process? Ideally, the process should begin 1-3 days after you give birth, this enables us to get the pills into your system! How quickly the process is done depends on if you do or do not want to be home during the process and if you had a home or hospital birth.

Does it smell gross or make my kitchen dirty? We follow the Traditional Chinese Method, called the "steamed method", which includes steaming the placenta with Lemon and Ginger, this is what you smell during the steaming process. Additionally, your PPS will clean, sanitize and lay a cover over your counters and sink before beginning and she will clean after ending. The last thing we want is for you to have additional cleaning to do after welcoming your baby! Also, we do dishes!

How does Encapsulation work if I'm giving birth in a hospital? Simple, you will give your transportation kit to the staff upon arrival and tell them that there are bags for the placenta. After delivery, the staff will put the placenta in those bags and zip up the transport cooler!

What about twins? Cesarean birth? Or GBS? Twins, cesarean birth, and GBS are not reasons to prevent you from experiencing Placenta Encapsulation! The process will be the same!

Do you have more questions? Do not hesitate to reach out to us!

What have our clients said about Placenta Encapsulation with us?
"Having my placenta encapsulated was hands down one of the BEST things I did for myself Post-Partum! Tiffany and Virginia is for Doulas were extremely swift and professional and followed up with me. I would highly recommend them!" ~ Monika S.
"She also worked on my placenta encapsulation, handling everything with professionalism and care - and those pills helped me feel like myself again after birth! Thank you Tiffany and the VIFD team, y’all are wonderful!" ~ Amanda T.
"I used Tiffany's services purely for the Placenta Encapsulation and would highly recommend her to anyone. Her prices were reasonable, she was professional, and on top of that extremely friendly! I am positive I will look to use her services again if we have another child." ~ Stephanie T.
"I contacted Tiffany less than a week before my daughter was born and asked her to encapsulate my placenta. She gave me great information prior to me making the decision to use her services and was great about making sure she got my placenta (birth at WMC). Very professional and pleasant. I was skeptical about the benefits of encapsulation, but my daughter is almost 7 months old and I definitely notice a huge difference. I had pretty hefty postpartum depression and anxiety with my first child, but I noticed how even I felt while taking the placenta pills. My milk came in immediately and I had plenty to pump (which I needed while in school). I have saved a few pills for bad day or when my supply takes a hit and they always work great when needed. I would highly recommend encapsulation and I definitely suggest VA is for Doulas for the service." ~ Nicole S.
Support from start to finish.

What comes next?

Do you know you are ready to book Placenta Encapsulation? Great, the next steps are to sign your contract, pay your deposit or the full balance, and breath a sigh of relief that your postpartum recovery is supported! Around 36 weeks your Transportation Kit will arrive and your Postpartum Placenta Specialist will have reached out to say hello and ensure you know exactly what to do when your sweet baby arrives!

Are you seriously interested in Placenta Encapsulation, but you have more questions first? Great, reach out to Tiffany and she will answer your questions!

We cannot wait to support you on this journey!

Tiffany, Jocelyn and Amanda our Postpartum Placenta Specialists.

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