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Placentophagy is the act of mammals consuming their placenta after childbirth

It is a phenomenon observed in ALL mammals in their natural state (excluding camels and aquatic mammals) and is currently undergoing a revival in Western Culture for very good reason.

Reported benefits of placenta encapsulation include;

Reduced risk of postpartum depression

Increased milk supply

Increased bonding

Increased energy

Balanced hormones

Quicker postpartum recovery (decreased lochia, less pain, nutrients replenished)

Decrease in postpartum infection

The process

Your placenta is either steamed then thinly sliced for the traditional method, or simply thinly sliced for the raw method; then dehydrated, ground into a powder and placed into capsules for consumption. Please read more about the steamed and non-steamed methods of preparation here to decide which is right for you.


Encapsulation List of Services and Fees for placentas delivered to me and finished product collected (Peterhead). Pick-up and delivery extra (anywhere outside a 30km radius is an additional surcharge – please contact to discuss).

BONUS cord keepsake & ‘arty placenta pics’ with every encapsulation. (see below for an example of the digital arty pics.)

$325 Premium Package *special* Of Steamed or Non-steamed encapsulation of placenta, plus prints (where possible), tincture, keepsake and digital arty pics 

$275 Steamed or Non-steamed encapsulation of placenta plus cord keepsake plus digital arty pics

+ $45 for Tincture

+ $20 prints

+ $40 pick-up

+ $40 delivery

$375 Full Package *special* INCLUDING PICK UP AND DELIVERY of Steamed or Non-steamed encapsulation of placenta, plus prints (where possible) and tincture, keepsake and digital arty pics 

Not keen on encapsulation but would still like to honour your placenta in some way? Or perhaps you have a placenta that has been sitting in your freezer that you would like to honour? Click HERE to read about the services I offer aside from encapsulation and costs associated.

You can read about some of the common encapsulation objections and see my responses here

You can access the podcast episode I did with naturopath Kasey Willson from Glowing Mumma Thriving Bubba HERE.

What We Chat About:

  • How your placenta functions to nourish baby throughout pregnancy. 
  • The process of birthing your placenta and what you need to know if you are opting for a natural birth. 
  • The different ways of honouring your placenta post birth.
  • What is the history of placenta consumption and what the process involves.
  • The benefits for a new mum to consume their placenta.
  • Important advice for a new mum to navigate her fourth trimester.

Plus more!

Below is a video presentation I created on placentophagy. A brief look at the history surrounding placenta consumption and a more in depth look at the research and literature available.

During this presentation I extrapolate that consuming ones own placenta has the ability to positively impact and aid a Woman’s postpartum period referencing the studies conducted to date.


If you’re not quite ready to think about consuming your placenta but would still like to honour this amazing organ, have a read of my blog post on ways to honour your placenta or watch my video presentation below for some inspiration.

“I was absolutely impressed by the amazing service I received from Erin throughout the whole process from first receiving the initial information about what placenta encapsulation involved to receiving my beautiful completed package. As I was pretty much unaware of what it all invovled to start with, I was pleased to have it all explained to me via email and Erin’s website (which is very user friendly with loads of great info) and felt very comfortable about the whole process. The forms I had to fill out were nice and easy to understand and complete and the PDF placenta plan I could print out and take with me to the hospital as a reminder of what I had to do was extremely helpful. After getting out of hospital the day after birth Erin kindly came to my house to pick up my placenta that day and I was absolutely amazed when I received a text the following day to say that my package was ready! Once again, she dropped off the completed package to my house and it was so beautifully presented even including a small frangipani flower! I loved the placenta prints she had done and the cord which was dried in the shape of the word ‘love’ was just stunning! The information and dosage brochure was easy to understand and explained everything I needed to know plus more. Erin was super excited at drop off and took the time to explain to me that my placenta had a yolk sac, a succenturiate lobe and a true knot and what this all meant. She had also printed out information for me about the yolk sac so I could read and learn about it in my own time. What fantastic service and truly going above and beyond what was expected! Erin’s passion and enthusiasm for her work is undeniable and it’s the little things she does which makes the whole process even more special. I can’t thank Erin enough for everything she did for me, for the wonderful package and memories, for the ease of the whole process and most importantly for her passion, creativity, kindess and love of everything birth.”
“I just want to say thankyou so much for preparing my placenta pills and prints. What a beautiful little package you created. I love it all to bits. I love the cord keepsake and the poem that went with it. It actually made me cry! So happy in life and so happy with my new little one. And in love with my new family. If I ever have another child I’ll be doing the same again and come to you to have it done. I love that when my son grows up I will be able to show him his prints and cord. You’ve been wonderful. Thankyou again and take care.”

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If you choose encapsulation through Nurture The Goddess you are guaranteed a top quality, safe service. I work out of a dedicated preparation space and I am  triple certified. I hold a current Blood Borne Pathogen Training certificate, a Food Safety Handling certificate and I am a Certified Placenta Arts Specialist through APPA (Association of Placenta Preparation Arts) – by far the most comprehensive training available.

E-mail me below with any questions and to check availability. Or pm/dm on Facebook/Insta as you may get a quicker response as I only check my e-mails a few times a week  

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