Boulder & Denver, Colorado

Professional Placenta Encapsulation

The consumption of placenta, or placentophagy, is a potent postpartum remedy and useful preventative care measure for mothers who have just brought forth new life. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and hormones, the placenta is exactly what mama needs in the days and weeks after giving birth! Placenta encapsulation makes consumption palatable and easy, and the benefits are profound.

For an investment of $200* you will receive:

  • Gentle, loving and safe placenta encapsulation

    • 100-150 capsules, depending on the size of your placenta

    • A beautifully labeled amber glass jar with the capsules inside

    • Instructions for placenta capsule use

    • I typically have your capsules ready 48-72 hours of receiving the placenta

  • An umbilical cord spiral keepsake in a tin for safe storage

  • A photo of your beautiful placenta (if desired)

*Sliding scale pricing is available for moms and families who would have difficulty paying this cost. Please ask about this option only if you are truly unable to pay.

Encapsulation Methods

I prepare and encapsulate every beautiful placenta with professional expertise as well as the utmost love and care. I work with non-latex gloves in a well-sanitized workspace. I always use purified water and vegetarian capsules, which are easily consumed like vitamins. With focus on the sacred task at hand, I infuse loving intention into your placenta medicine.

Please choose between the following encapsulation methods:

Raw (default)

Many women prefer their placentas to be encapsulated raw based on the idea that heat destroys vital enzymes in food. It may also be the case that the raw method yields a medicine with more hormones and nutrients than the TCM method. When your placenta capsules are prepared using the raw method, the placenta is thoroughly washed, carefully diced and dried, all without being exposed to temperatures higher than 118F. This method may take slightly longer, but often results in more capsules that may have higher nutritional content.

TCM Method

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open, empty space, which is considered very yin, or cold. Therefore, many women seek to promote healing during the postpartum period by adding yang energy via what Chinese herbalists refer to as "heat".  Using the TCM method, I gently steam the placenta with lemon, ginger and chili to add this heat, before dehydrating and placing in capsules. I steam for a short time so as to preserve the quality of the placenta. The final result is a warming, tonifying, and nourishing remedy for the postpartum.

Additional Placenta Services

Placenta Tincture— $45

Placenta tincture can be used in times of trauma, transition, emotional distress, and hormonal fluctuations such as PMS and menopause. The tincture is highly shelf stable, lasting many years, and can even be made into a homeopathic remedy for the child. I tincture your placenta in a high grade alcohol and provide you with approximately 8 oz of tincture in an amber glass dropper bottle. This process takes 6 weeks, and is an additional $45 when combined with encapsulation. Placenta tincture ONLY (no capsules) is $200.

Placenta Print — $15

I use your whole placenta to create a beautiful "tree of life" print on high-quality watercolor paper. The print is available at the time of the capsules.

Yoni Steaming Herbs and Seat — $75

Yoni steaming is a traditional postpartum practice that helps to facilitate healing and toning of the uterus and vagina. Learn more here.

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Transportation

I am based in Boulder, Colorado, but often travel to Denver, Summit County or Estes Park to pick up placentas.

I am happy to drive to you to pick up your placenta and deliver your capsules! Please add an additional $15 each way for pick up and/or delivery inside of Boulder County.

I often pick up placentas from Denver, Summit County, Estes Park or beyond! Pickup and/or delivery anywhere outside of Boulder County will be charged at a rate of $25 per hour of driving time. If delivery of capsules is over one hour from Boulder, I will priority mail them to you for $15 (estimated arrival time of 2 business day).

If you have any additional requests, please let me know. I am happy to accommodate your unique needs.

placenta encapsulation specialist

Sierra Brashear, MA,CAP

Your placenta will be lovingly encapsulated by Sierra, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, DONA-trained doula, herbal alchemist, wellness educator and founder of Vibrant Souls. I have encapsulated over 150 placentas, and received 100% positive feedback from the families I have worked with.

I believe that in order for humanity to activate our full potential, women in particular must be well physically, spiritually and emotionally. By tuning in to our unique womb wisdom, leveraging our feminine power and intellect, and drawing on our ancestral wisdom, we will discover contemporary ways to heal ourselves, our families and our planet.

I am happy to also provide you with yoni steaming herbs and/or a yoni steaming seat to help heal, cleanse and tone your body after childbirth. Thank you for choosing me!

Maybe you are wondering....

Why consume your placenta?

The consumption of the placenta after birth is a common practice, and for good reason. The postpartum period can be challenging for many women, up to 80% of whom experience some form of postpartum depression or "baby blues", a mental and emotional state characterized by anxiety, feelings of discontent, and weepiness. Consuming the placenta is seen to remarkably counteract this phenomenon, restoring physical and emotional balance to a woman after giving birth.

Most mothers who consume their baby's placenta report faster recovery, improved feelings of strength, energy and balance, more breast milk, and improved moods. It is said that consuming a small part of the placenta immediately after birth reduces blood loss, and longer term consumption replenishes essential vitamins, minerals and hormones, as well as reduces the incidence of postpartum depression. All of these amazing benefits are likely due to the fact that a healthy placenta contains an incredible amount of iron, vitamin B6, vitamin E, oxytocin, corticotropin, stem cells, and cytokines. Learn more about these elements and the benefits of placenta consumption through the Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network.

PLEASE NOTE:  No specific benefits are guaranteed when consuming placenta pills and individual results may vary. In the event that you begin to question you and/or your baby's physical and/or emotional safety, contact your primary care provider immediately.