Pricing & Info

You’ve read through the FAQs. You’ve gotten past the “ick” factor, the “why?!” factor, and now you want to know more.  Fabulous!  You can book anytime, but this page will walk you through a bit more of what the process of getting placenta capsules looks like with Tyo Birth Care.

Encapsulation $325

  • Choice of processing method to meet your unique needs.
  • Capsule options to make ingestion a little easier to swallow.
  • Transport kit to make storing the placenta a total no-brainer.
  • Pick-up of the placenta after birth so you can bask in that after-birth glow.
  • Delivery of capsules so you can completely focus on your little one.
  • Pssst! Did you know? A little special something is added to each transport kit we ship out.  This is a token of appreciation for you, our customers, and will be a great addition to support you in pregnancy, labor, or beyond.
  • Now through August 31, 2020, $50 from every booked placenta will be donated to Melanated Midwives as they continue their mission of supporting Black & Brown midwives of color.

Tincture $25 – 4 oz

Don’t fret about coming to the end of your placenta pills. Get a tincture! (Seriously, do it.  You won’t regret it.) This long-lasting, shelf-stable bottle of happy will give you a little boost from postpartum to menopause.

 

Returning clients save 10%!

Method & Process

What method of encapsulation do you offer?

Tyo Placenta use two different methods for encapsulation.  The first is the Traditional Method, which is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In this method the placenta is gently steamed for 20-30 minutes to reach an internal temperature of 160*F, before being dehydrated at 145-160*F.

Tyo Placenta also offers a Raw Encapsulation.  In this method the placenta is not steamed and goes into the dehydrator in raw strips, dehydrated at 160*F. For more information on the Raw Method, check out my blog about it here: Three reasons to try it raw.  The choice is yours, but if you feel overwhelmed we’re happy to help guide you.

What kind of capsules do you use?

Tyo Placenta offer two types of capsules for you to chose from: clear, non-flavored vegetarian capsules and purple, berry-flavored  gelatin capsules.  For more informations about capsule choice check out my blog about it here: Placenta with a side of berries, please! 

What’s in my capsules?

We love herbs and essential oils as much as the next person (perhaps even more, if the next person happens to be Kate’s husband), but when it comes to placenta capsules we take a purist approach (we actually do this for safety).  What’s in your capsules? Ground-up powder from your placenta.  That’s it.

Where does the encapsulation take place?

Most encapsulations take place in Tyo Placenta’s dedicated placenta kitchen.  Prefer that the encapsulation takes place in your own home?  No problem.  Our encapsulator, Katy, will come to your home and do the two-day process in your kitchen.

How long does the process take?

Tyo Placenta’s turn-around time is generally 3-4 days.  The process takes place over two days, as the placenta needs to dehydrate for 12-30 hours.  The hands-on process on day one is usually about 1.5 – 2 hours long and about 1 – 1.5 hours long on day two. Sometimes, due to high volume, we will need an extra day or two to get your caps to you. But don’t worry – we’ll let you know what to expect when we pick up your placenta.

What’s a tincture?

A tincture is an extraction of something (often herbs, but in this case, your placenta) that is preserved in a liquid, typically alcohol.  Think of the your placenta tincture as “capsules for the long haul”.  It takes about six weeks for the tincture to mature and be ready for use.  After that, it can be used to continue the benefits of your capsules (if needed), or saved for an emotional rainy day.  Many women hope to save their tincture to use during menopause, when hormonal fluctuations are common.  Other times of need may be the return of your period, while weaning your child, or leaving your child for the first time.   Read more about tincture here.

What’s your cleaning process?

APPA works hard to raise the industry standards for safety and sanitation, which is great news for our clients! Tyo Placenta is more than happy to detail the ins and outs of how we clean our placenta kitchen for you; just ask for the nitty gritty!  But the short answer is: BLEACH.  We use concentrated bleach with the appropriate ratio required to kill blood-borne pathogens (and yes, ratio matters!).  We also use hospital-grade SaniWipes that kill BBPs within minutes.  Find out more about BBPs, approved cleaners, and more at epa.gov.

Reservations & Payment

How do I reserve my placenta encapsulation?

If you have questions regarding any aspect of the encapsulation contact me via my Contact Form or call/text me at 773.669.4437.  When you’re ready to go ahead and reserve your encapsulation on my calendar fill out my Placenta Booking Form on-line.  Submit that, along with your payment, and you are booked!

What happens next?

As soon as I receive your booking form and payment, I will pop your handy-dandy transport kit in the mail to the address you’ve provided on your booking form.  What is this transport kit I speak of?  Packed in a tidy little package that you can toss in your hospital bag, it contains a cooler, bags, and super-clear instructions to make safe storage of your placenta a total no-brainer! I’ll also send you some info via email, so be on the lookout for that.  Then? Just sit back like the queen that you are and wait for your darling little one to make an appearance. Once you’ve birthed, let me know that you’re ready for a placenta pick-up.  A few days later, I take care of capsule delivery so you can focus on taking care of your baby.

I want to add a tincture/doula services to my original order.  Can I do that?!

Of course! We’d love to provide any service you’d like. Just email me the details of what you’re looking for and we’ll go from there.  Even if you change your mind once I have your placenta, I can most likely still add a tincture for you. It never hurts to ask!

What if I book while I’m in labor or after I’ve had my baby?

Totally happens, and it’s totally fine.  You can pay online at any time.  However, clients that book less than two weeks from their estimated due date are asked to provide their own disposable cooler (I’ll still provide the instructions) and bringing it to the hospital. (As long as you haven’t gone into labor yet, I’ll pop a transport kit in the mail to you as soon as you book – best to have two than none!) The most crucial thing to remember when booking in labor or after your sweet one is here is to store the placenta properly: lots of ice, into the fridge ASAP, and into the freezer if you’re still undecided at 48 hours post-baby.

​​​I can’t/don’t want to encapsulate anymore.  Where’s my money?!

Refunds are totally easy.  It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes a placenta is rendered unusable for encapsulation.  Even more rare, a would-be client decides not to go through with encapsulation.  Whatever the reason, let me know – before the placenta is in my hands – and I will refund your payment minus a $25 retainer fee (to cover transport kit, shipping, and administrative costs) within 2 weeks of your notifying me.