Becoming a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES)

Becoming a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (CPES)

Tara Carpenter, CPES.

Postpartum support for new mothers in Vermont, since 2011.

When I was a girl, my mother ran a family day-care in our home and later opened Harborside Montessori. This early exposure to families with young children is what inspired me to continually fill my life with mothers and babies …. I would to walk around our neighborhood looking for pink ‘n blue balloons announcing a baby born and knock on the door to give them a mother’s helper card. I charged .25 cents an hour πŸ™‚

When I was 6 and 9, I watched my sister and brother be born at home. My job was to catch the baby and cut the umbilical cord. From this day forward, I became in awe of how hard mothers work to give birth.

I knew my life work would involve new mothers and babies.

I learnt about placenta encapsulation from a friend who offered this service in New York. I had a sense something like this would have helped me in my own postpartum which were riddled with anemia. Even though my baby having days were over I could still make a difference in the lives of new mothers in Vermont and New Hampshire. and that is what I decided to do. I took the appropriate trainings and began to offer my encapsulation service in 2011.


  • Balanced hormones 
  • More energy
  • More breast milk supply
  • Less pain from stitches or c-section surgery
  • Less risk of anemia
  • Less β€œbaby blues” or PPD
  • Less anxiety and irritability

I prepare placenta capsules with a TCM-method.

I prepare capsules with an FDA-approved traditional Chinese medicine method in plain or grape flavor. My certified process is here. Placenta is a nutrient and hormone dense food that is traditionally revered as nutritionally superior; every mammal, except whales and kangaroos, ingest placenta after birth. In China, mothers are routinely sent home with their placenta with the expectation that her mother or a family member will prepare this for her to consume. Here in Vermont, I do this job!!

The placenta replenishes a woman‘s hormonal and nutritional needs after the laborious work of growing a baby, giving birth, and recovering in the postpartum period. The capsules are known to tonify the uterus, reduce bleeding, and bring mother to a place of feeling centered and vitalized.

Many moms lovingly refer to capsules as “chill pills”.

I am convinced of the power of the placenta and enjoy hearing how well the mothers I service feel during the postpartum period. I am honored to support new mothers throughout VermontπŸ’œ 

Encapsulation in VT & Upper Valley, NH.

Channel 3 MiVT: Placenta Encapsulation

Tara Carpenter, CPES.

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