Graduate Spotlight: Courtney van Assem

My name is Courtney van Assem, I am a mother to two little girls and a baby on the way shortly. I am a farmer’s wife with a love for growing and nurturing all things. I stumbled upon placenta encapsulation while pregnant with my first daughter and fell in love with the idea. After my […]

Graduate Spotlight: Liz Martinez

Hello, my name is Liz Martinez. I’m a Marine Wife and a homeschooling mother to two beautiful girls. My girls have always been my inspiration so when I was pregnant with second daughter I began to do research on encapsulation. After reading about the reported benefits I decided to encapsulate my own placenta. I felt […]

Graduate Spotlight: Karyn Brown

Placenta encapsulator? Placenta arts specialist? How does that kind of career choice happen? For me, it happened like this. After seven years in the Army, two AA degrees, and a lot more college, I decided to settle down and raise a family. I am a stay-at-home, breast-feeding, cloth diapering, and home schooling mother of five, […]

Graduate Spotlight: Natalia Longanbach

My name is Natalia Longanbach and I am a mother of two as well as have a passion for encapsulating placentas. With my first daughter, my cousin encapsulated my placenta for me and I had never heard of such a thing before until she mentioned it to me about her encapsulating for me. With my […]

Please consider eating your placenta, here’s why

by Kirrah Stewart B.ClinSci

When you have a baby, you’ll need to make a decision about what to do with your placenta. There are many differing beliefs and customs around what ‘should’ be done with the placenta after birth and this varies between people and countries. Some cultures believe it needs to be buried, […]

Graduate Spotlight: Chris Stauffer

Chris Stauffer is the father to 5 beautiful children. His introduction to placenta encapsulation came when his wife, Erica, gave birth to her 4th baby and said that she was going to encapsulate her placenta. His initial thought was how disgusting that was but being a supportive husband, he didn’t say a word and instead […]

Graduate Spotlight: Jane Stanley

Jane was born and bred in the north of England and her passion for “all things birth” began when she home-birthed her two daughters in 1995 and 1998. Over the next few years she and her family moved to Texas, USA and whilst raising her two girls, she studied with DONA International to become a […]

Placenta Talk

by Stephanie Liljedahl

He tentatively raised his hand and said “I read on the internet… Well, they have these articles that I saw online. About. Well. Things you can do with the placenta. And… (he takes a deep breath) Well. Does it work?”

So much courage this man had. We were in a hospital […]

Graduate Spotlight: Kristin Beckedahl

Your Name & Business Name: Kristin Beckedahl, BodyWise BirthWise Business State: Australia Business City: Perth, Australia Kristin Beckedahl (B.Nat, GradDip CBE, ATMS, PBi, APPA) is a Naturopath, Childbirth Educator, Doula and Dual Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist.For the past 16 years she has holistically supported women and families within her various roles throughout preconception, pregnancy, […]

Graduate Spotlight: Jenny Arnold

Jenny has been a Registered Midwife since 2010 and Holistic Therapist since 2006. Jenny is qualified in Aromatherapy, Clinical Reflexology and is a Reiki Master and uses these to promote women’s health in pregnancy and postnatally. Obviously being a Midwife shes loves and finds Placentas fascinating and wanted to extend her skills after hearing many […]