Placenta Encapsulation with Tara Carpenter, CPES.

Certified Placenta Encapsulation

Tara Carpenter, CPES.

… for new mothers in Vermont since 2011

My youngest son, 2 days old.

I am a Certified Placental Encapsulation Specialist (CPES) for mothers in Vermont. I use a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method on file with the FDA to safely prepare placenta capsules that can help a woman feel more hormonally balanced in the days after giving birth. I am certified and follow strict OSHA/EPA disinfection guidelines and standards.

I have been encapsulating in Vermont and New Hampshire since 2011 and handle each placenta I work with, with utmost attention and care. Covid has changed the way that I work in that I arrive on your doorstep wearing a fitted mask and with clean, sanitized hands. I disinfect anything I touch and leave the kitchen disinfected after each step. Please notify me before our day of service if anyone in your household has signs of Covid. 

Tara left our kitchen cleaner than she found it, which was greatly appreciated during this time of quiet rest in our household. ~ M.B. Cabot, VT

How I work:

To comply with state and federal guidelines, I encapsulate in your kitchen or that of a friend/family member. I bring any needed supplies. I only need access to a sink, stovetop, electrical outlet, and enough counter space for my cutting board and dehydrator. I typically complete the process in one day and in two steps; arriving about 10am and finished by 7pm.

I am respectful of this intimate time in your life and am quiet in my presence. I do not expect to meet the new mother or baby. When I am done with the encapsulation, I leave behind an informed dosage card and up to 200 capsules for the new mother’s postpartum healing and recovery.

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Placenta capsules are shown to contain:

  • Protein
  • Hormones (i.e., oxytocin, prolactin)
  • Trace elements (i.e., iron, zinc)
  • B Vitamins (i.e., b6, b12)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG)
  • Placental Opioid-Enhancing Factor

Placenta capsules are known to:

    • Balance hormones
    • Stimulate breast-milk supply
    • Increase iron/energy
    • Decrease risk of “baby blues” and/or depression/anxiety
    • Relieve pain from caesarean birth or stitches
    • Tighten and tone uterus to pre-pregnancy size
    • Strengthen immune system
    • Shorten postpartum bleeding/lochia
    • Regulate thyroid
    • Recover from birth

Easy as Prenatal Vitamins

The capsules are taken in the weeks after birth. Most women take a higher dose in the beginning and over time take a lesser amount as her hormones once again begin to regulate.


Placental tissue is shown to be naturally rich in hormones that calm a new mother. This is because there is an opioid-enhancing factor that stimulates her body’s own natural opioids and endorphins, which in turn reduces pain and increases general well-being. After 12 years offering this service, most women come to me for the hormone inducing effect the capsules bring.

I had dramatically less postpartum depression than last time. ~ T.S. Montpelier, VT

Did you know?

Before pregnancy, her pituitary gland is what regulates her hormones and yet during pregnancy it is her placenta that does this job. After birth, the pituitary gland often takes a few days to few weeks to catch up to the fact that she is no longer pregnant …. get with the program, so to say 😉

During this time her hormones are not well-regulated and this is when the placenta capsules often work best because most mothers feel vulnerable after giving birth and enjoy the extra hormonal support.

Placenta capsules can bring balance and happiness to a new mother ….

I didn’t sleep well for a couple days after my baby came. I drank the teaTara made and felt a calm buzz travel my body and slept deeply for 3 hours! ~  T.R. Shelburne, VT

A Lost Art

Kangaroos and whales are the only mammals that do not consume the placenta after birth. Human mothers all over the world are often taught this practice from generation to generation (if they are lucky 🙂 In China, mothers are routinely sent home from the hospital with her placenta in hand for an auntie, grandmother, etc. to prepare and her consume in the days following birth. I find many new parents in America are happy to have me come in and do this work in a discreet manner for them. I am honored to provide postpartum support in this way.

Thank you for this valuable, necessary service to women. ~ C.G. Bethel, VT

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Tara, Certified Encapsulator

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For new mothers in Vermont since 2011.

Disclaimer: Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by ongoing research. Statements here are not evaluated by FDA and my service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please make the decision to consume your placenta with your health care provider. I am not a doctor, practitioner, or herbalist. By utilizing this service, you take full responsibility to do so at own risk.

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