Placenta Encapsulation

GR Birth and Wellness is proud to provide professional placental preparation services to Grand Rapids-area mothers. We have two Placenta Encapsulation Specialist working 24/7 for 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 Owner, Megan Michelotti.

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:

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.

Encapsulation $200

Placenta is rinsed, sliced, dehydrated, crushed and encapsulated yielding on average 120-160 pills. Includes 24/7 pick-up & delivery at Grand Rapids hospitals, Metro Health Hospital & Zeeland Community Hospital.


Smoothie $100

Specialist will come to your birthing space during the immediate postpartum to prepare a fruit smoothie including about 1 oz of raw placenta. Includes 24/7 preparation at Grand Rapids hospitals, Metro Health & Zeeland Community Hospitals.

2019 IRS mileage rate of .58/mile is added for miles traveled over 15 to other birthing locations for pick up and delivery

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 $25*

Specialist prints on 11x15 heavy weight water color paper. Print is made using food-grade dyes in custom colors. Prints can be made with placenta's natural coloring as well.

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

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at contract signing and is applied to your total cost.

If you are already a GR Birth & Wellness

client, discuss your interest

in encapsulation with your doula.

*FREE* tincture or print for existing clients.

When working with Megan as your birth doula, or massage therapist, your encapsulation is discounted by $25 and tincture or print is included.

Placenta Specialist Megan Michelotti, CD(DONA) has completed comprehensive training through

International Placenta & Postpartum Association

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/TCM processing of placenta

  • Bloodborne Pathogens & Infectious Disease Control course/exam

  • SafeServ Food Handler's training course/exam


Placenta Specialist Rebecca Mullins is pre-certified through Association of Placenta Preparation Arts and has been apprenticing with GR Birth & Wellness since April 2019.

View Certifications:
See Megan at Work:

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.

GR Birth and Wellness is a collective of practitioners deeply committed to supporting maternal wellness in the childbearing year. Massage therapists hold current state licenses in good standing, while doulas are certified or actively pursuing certification through the respected third-party organization, DONA International.

We provide non-judgmental support to families with a wide variety of circumstances and preferences, including hospital & home births. 

GR Birth and Wellness serves families in West Michigan including Greater Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Muskegon, and Fremont.

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GR Birth and Wellness, LLC

Grand Rapids, MI 

Call/Text: 616-965-1590


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