Can a Group B Strep positive (GBS+) mom use placenta capsules? In short, it depends on the type of preparation method used.
NOT ALL ENCAPSULATIONISTS USE THE SAME SAFETY STANDARDS
I am trained to prepare placenta in capsule form using a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method that is on file with the FDA; a method that addresses the issue of bacterial pathogens. I have safely prepared placenta capsules for Group B Strep (GBS+) positive moms since 2011.
The TCM method has been used for postpartum healing as far back as 600 AD to establish homeostasis in a new mother. This method is in accordance with USDA standards for raw meat preparation and involves a heating portion.