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.
I'll be taking time off in June and am unable to accept clients with the following EDD's:
Vaginal Birth : May 27 - July 14
Scheduled C-section: June 12 - June 29
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.
Potential Benefits of Placenta Consumption
Reduces risk of postpartum depression or "baby blues"
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.
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.
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.
Placenta Arts Specialist, Rebecca Mullins, APPAC, has completed comprehensive training through
which includes, among other things:
Anatomy of the Placenta
Medications & the placenta
Genetic disorders & the placenta
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
Placenta Specialist Rebecca Mullins earned her Certification through Association of Placenta Preparation Arts and has been apprenticing with GR Birth & Wellness since April 2019.
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.