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Important Placenta Encapsulation Information
During Pregnancy - Blood work, Birth Plan
- Provide your blood work with HIV and Hepatitis A/B/C (this may show up as HBsAg or HbSAg on lab work) status to email@example.com or text it to 720-352-3122 (a screenshot is fine). These tests are typically performed in the panel done in early pregnancy.
- Discuss your intentions to keep your placenta with your care provider and birth place. You may want to include your wish to keep your placenta in your birth plan.
- Please research delayed cord clamping and discuss your decision with your care provider. This too should be included in your birth plan.
Preparing For Birth - Call/text (7am-11pm), Bag it up
- If possible, call or text (7am-10pm) 720-352-3122 when labor begins to let me know your placenta will be here soon. (I understand you've got a lot going on at this point and won't be offended if this doesn't happen.)
- Time permitting, I will provide you with a collapsible cooler/lunchbox, 2 of the gallon-size freezer zip-lock bags, and 3-4 quart-size freezer zip-lock bags. You may bring your own cooler; it should be about 6-pack size. The gallon-size bags are to double bag the placenta itself - most birth places will have containers, this is a back up and ensures the container will fit in your cooler. The quart-sized bags can be used to fill with hospital ice.
- If all else fails, use a hospital bucket filled with ice and put the placenta in with it (bagged in anything ideally), not allowing the placenta to touch the ice. Make sure the ice stays fresh until pick up/drop off.
After Birth - Call//text (7am-11pm), Keep it cool
- Call or text (7am-10pm) 720-352-3122 after birth. I will pick up your placenta during more "normal" daytime hours. If you do not get a response to a text within an hour of normal business hours, please call. Occasionally, text messages do not create a notification and I have every intention of communicating.
- **Keep your placenta cool and clean until it is received. Get it on ice within one hour of birth & in a refrigerator within 4 hours of birth, if possible.**
- Do not allow your placenta to be sent to the pathology department, unless it is medically necessary. Ask to speak to the patient advocate if necessary.
- Pay any remaining balance (Zelle, Venmo, Paypal, cash) when I receive the placenta.
- I will ask some questions about the birth. You can fill out this form quickly and I will be in and out of your way faster! loveinmotion.net/post-birth-encap.html
- If you were unable to get blood work to me, with your permission, a nurse can provide me with the information verbally.
- REST, enjoy your new baby, and I will take care of the rest!
- **COVID 19 Update** - As I will more than likely not be permitted in the hospital room, getting lab work submitted before birth is a higher priority. I will get as close as possible, but I will not be able to meet you in your room so someone will have to bring the placenta out to me.