Tara Carpenter, CPES.
Postpartum support for new mothers in Vermont, since 2011.
As a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES), I prepare placenta capsules for new mothers in Vermont/New Hampshire with an FDA-approved Traditional Chinese Medicine method. I follow OSHA and EPA guidelines for safely handling bloodborne pathogens and started offering this service in 2011.
Thank you for my placenta capsules and the difference you make in so many new lives. ~E.P., Essex Junction, VT.
You can encapsulate if birthing in hospital, home, or via cesarean.
To comply with state and federal guidelines, I complete each encapsulation in your kitchen or that of a friend or family member. I do not offer a pick-up/drop off service. I am accustomed to working in carriage houses, Airbnb rentals, even basements. I bring the necessary equipment, including protective wear (disposable gloves, apron), and only need access to hot water, sink, stovetop, electrical outlet, and counter space. Regardless of where I encapsulate, I arrive with a fitted, clean mask and clean hands.
I received my certification with Placenta Benefits (PBU), world standard in placenta encapsulation training and only organization with Standard Operating Procedures on file with FDA in the United States. I update my ServSafe Food Manager Certification and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Certificate annually and handle each placenta with care.
Your thorough care, kind personality, and gentle spirit make what you do much more than a job. I’m thankful to have met you. ~A.K., Woodstock, VT.
My capsules were amazing! Zero anxiety/depression, less fatigue, deep sleep, more energy, more milk, less pain. I wish I’d done with my 1st baby! ~R.H., Stowe, VT.
Placenta capsules contain:
- 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 can:
- Balance hormones
- Stimulate breastmilk 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
- Birth recovery
I plan to encapsulate again and won’t give birth without this postpartum healing! ~L.B., Burlington, VT.
The encapsulation process:
I complete each encapsulation in client’s home kitchen in 2 separate steps; once from 10am-1pm and again from 5-7pm. Any surface and equipment that cannot be immersed in 10% bleach solution are sanitized with an EPA approved surface disinfectant. Your kitchen will be clean and able to use in between each step the day I come to encapsulate. I ask that pets and small children are kept in another room during my work.
I am tidy and quiet during this special, intimate time in your life and do not consider myself a guest nor expect to meet the new mother and baby. Upon my departure, I will leave you with a dosage card that will state how to begin taking your capsules along with how many you received; most moms receive anywhere from 80-200 capsules for postpartum use.
Choose from plain or grape-flavored capsules when you book online.
The placenta is naturally rich in hormones that can provide a new mother with a deep sense of calm because the opioid-enhancing factor in placental tissue is shown to stimulate her own opioids and endorphins to reduce pain and increase well-being. Many mothers seek me out for this hormone inducing effect in order to feel strong and steady after giving birth.
I didn’t experience PPD like I did with my first baby, so glad to be present for those precious weeks with a newborn. I wish all women knew you. ~A.J., Brattleboro, VT.
Disclaimer: Placenta encapsulation benefits are supported by ongoing research, yet statements here are not evaluated by FDA. My service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Make your decision to consume your placenta with health care provider. I am not a doctor, practitioner, or herbalist. By utilizing service, you take responsibility to take placenta capsules at own risk. Read service agreement prior to booking.