At Doulas of Orange County, we follow a very strict professional and safety protocol throughout the encapsulation process. Our team specializes in the Traditional Method of preparing placenta capsules, tinctures, and salves. This method involves steaming and dehydrating the placenta prior to consumption to limit risk of infection. We steam first in order to raise the internal temperature to 160*, adhering to known food safety guidelines, followed by dehydration at 160* for 120+ minutes per the Center For Disease Control guidelines. Raw preparation (including smoothies) is available upon request following confirmation of no maternal infection after the birth.


Preparation is available in the comfort of your own home by request. This option allows you to observe and control the level of cleanliness, our sanitation protocols, and learn proper storage practices. Take comfort in knowing that your Placenta Specialist has obtained the appropriate Bloodborne Pathogen Course Completion Certification and adheres to the strictest standards of safety as set forth by OSHA and the EPA and abiding by all local health department guidelines for food preparation and safety protocols. 

Traditionally, placenta encapsulation has been show to help:

  • Balance Post-Birth Hormones
  • Increase Milk-Supply
  • Increase Post-Birth Iron Levels
  • Increase Energy
  • Prevent and Treat β€œBaby Blues”
  • Reduce Postpartum Bleeding

With Doulas of Orange County you will receive the highest standard of care including:

  • Prenatal & Postpartum On-Call Support
  • Specialist Transportation Available 
  • In-Home Preparation Available 
  • Full placenta preparation of capsules, tinctures, and salves
  • Glass Amber Container & Storage Instructions
  • Guidelines for consumption
  • Telephone, text, or email support regarding placenta consumption guidelines 

Our placenta specialist was very quick with responding to all my questions and emails as well as explaining everything in detail. When the time came around she responded to my labor text ASAP and was available to meet with me for pick up of my placenta as soon as I was ready to give it to her. She also dropped it off at my house for me as soon as it was finished! The pills are great and I have so much more energy this time around. I would highly recommend Doulas of Orange County to anyone looking for placenta encapsulation. Great experience all around.
— Sarah