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Placenta Encapsulation

GR Birth and Wellness has been providing Grand Rapids area families with safe and professional placenta preparation services since 2016. We provide reliable service 24/7 to ensure prompt pick up, processing and delivery. Safety is our #1 priority and we back that up by participating in third-party continuing education and examination. Click here to view our current certificates.

Becoming a placenta client includes a contract

e-signature and a 15-20 minute phone intake.


    Click below to start the process by scheduling your intake with 

   GR Birth and Wellness Placenta Arts Specialist, Rebecca Mullins. During this phone chat, she will answer any questions

 you may have about the process.


Hormones Known to be in the Placenta:


  • Oxytocin  - The “feel good” or “love hormone”. Creates feelings of bonding, pain relief, happiness and elation.

  • Cortisone - This hormone unlocks energy stored in the body and combats stress. (cortisol)

  • Interferon - This hormone stimulates the immune system to fight off infections while the mother is healing   

  • Prostaglandins - Acts as an anti-inflammatory.

  • Hemoglobin - Replenishes iron, stimulates iron production

  • Urokinase Inhibiting Factor and Factor XIII - Lessens bleeding and promotes faster healing.

  • Prolactin/HPL - Stimulates healthy mammary function and milk production.

Potential Benefits of Placenta Consumption


  • Reduces risk of postpartum depression or "baby blues"

  • Increased energy

  • Replenishing iron from blood loss during birth 

  • Preventing postpartum anemia

  • Providing continues flow of oxytocin, long after birth euphoria has ended

  • Providing the HPL hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply

  • Stabilizing ever-changing hormones

  • Replenishing B vitamins and energy used during the birthing process

  • Natural pain relief 


   Really? Show me the research.


Services and Rates:

Encapsulation $222

Placenta is rinsed, steamed, sliced, dehydrated, crushed and encapsulated yielding on average 100 -160 pills. Pick-up & delivery available for out-of-hospital births, such as home births and birthing centers in Grand Rapids area. 24/7 pick-up & delivery at Grand Rapids hospitals and Metro Health Hospital.


*2021 IRS mileage rate of .58/mile is added for miles traveled over 15 for delivery + travel fee.

Tincture $25*

A thumb-nail sized piece of placenta will ferment in 100-proof alcohol for 6 weeks. The resulting tincture has an indefinite shelf life

and can be used for energy & hormonal stabilization during transitional events.

Placenta Print $30*

Specialist prints on 11x15 heavy weight water color paper. Prints are made with placenta's natural coloring.

*Fee listed is with the cost with encapsulation. Add $75 for services ala carte. Service will be completed in client's home.


A $75 non-refundable deposit is required at contract signing and is applied to your total cost.

Discounts available for

GR Birth & Wellness Massage clients.


All Placenta clients are eligible for discounted massage services during the year surrounding childbirth.

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Placenta Arts Specialist, Rebecca Mullins, APPAC, has completed comprehensive training through

Association of Placenta Preparation Arts

which includes, among other things:

  • Anatomy of the Placenta

  • Research on benefits/risks of placenta ingestion

  • Medications & the placenta

  • Genetic disorders & the placenta

  • HIPAA laws

  • Bio-Hazardous Materials disposal

  • Raw/TM processing of placenta

  • Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Disease Control course/exam

  • In process of completing SafeServ Food Handler's course/exam 

PE Certifications

Placenta Specialist Rebecca Mullins earned her Certification through Association of Placenta Preparation Arts and has been apprenticing with GR Birth & Wellness since April 2019.

View Certifications:
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DISCLAIMER: Placenta consumption has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. GR Doulas offers preparation services which are not meant to be considered clinical or pharmaceutical. Placenta pills are not guaranteed to

prevent or treat any condition and should not be used as a substitute for medical care. Mothers choosing to engage

placenta preparation services take full responsibility for the use of her own placenta.

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