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The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts, the unparalleled resource for professionals looking for superior training or certification in the placenta arts (as well as parents and others seeking to learn more about placenta encapsulation).

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APPA Certification Course

OSHA BBP Course

Get certified in the Gold Standard for safety in placenta encapsulation.

The Association of Placenta Preparation Arts, LLC (APPA) is so much more than a basic weekend workshop on placenta encapsulation. Considered the “Bachelor’s Degree in Placenta Arts,” APPA is the most comprehensive placenta preparation training available. APPA is an ever-evolving, dynamic, international placenta preparation training and certification program.

Built on the collective wisdom and accomplishments of industry pioneers, APPA elevates the standards for safety and ethics in placenta encapsulation education by combining time-honored traditions with scientific evidence.

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What we do

We set you on the right path

Placenta preparation is not a fad. It is an ancient art and tradition, with a growing body of modern research. Myths and misconceptions around placenta preparation abound, but we believe this ancient art does not have to be shrouded in mystery—we’re here to provide high-quality information and education in all aspects of placenta preparation, evidence, safety, and best practices. Training with APPA will empower you to become a highly-trained respected resource in your local community.

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We Are Your Resource

Interest in placenta encapsulation is rapidly growing among modern new families. The various hormones, minerals, and nutritive components of placenta have been found to promote health and healing in the postpartum period. APPA promotes and protects placenta preparation via establishing guidelines for safe preparation techniques and training. At APPA, we’ve set the standard of safety in placenta encapsulation. As a result, medical providers, expecting families, and specialists alike turn to us as their source for safety, standards and knowledge.

About Placenta Encapsulation

We Set The Standards

The placenta can be a powerful tool for postpartum wellness. Because we know the benefits, we know how important it is for encapsulation to be done right. Our Certified Placenta Arts Specialists are bound to meet APPA’s stringent guidelines for the safest, most effective placenta preparation methods. We do this through rigorous, evidence-based training and personalized board-reviewed preparation protocols. Our highly-trained and certified professionals deliver safety and peace of mind.

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Why Us?

Through our directory, we’ve helped hundreds of expectant parents find a placenta encapsulation specialist they can trust—because we only certify those who meet our high standards. Here at APPA, we ensure the best protocols and sanitation practices. Our placenta encapsulation specialists serve clients in the safest way possible.


The Latest About Placenta Encapsulation

Not a Placebo

A Closer Look at Pilot Trials in Maternal Placenta Consumption Human placentophagy in the form of placenta encapsulation is a growing trend worldwide. Until now, the evidence for the practice among humans has been largely anecdotal and has not been well studied. Over the past few years, there has been an exciting increase in human … Read More about Not a Placebo

Essential Oils and Placenta Encapsulation: A Closer Look By A Certified Aromatherapist

By, Leslie Moldenauer, CHNC, HHP, Certified Aromatherapist The placenta is a beautiful and integral organ of life. It is the vital force for your baby, taking the role of sole support at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy until birth. The placenta has a number of important roles, and now it is being … Read More about Essential Oils and Placenta Encapsulation: A Closer Look By A Certified Aromatherapist

Here's what they say about us...

APPA absolutely met the needs of my learning style. When I needed extra assistance or clarification, my mentor was always...

- APPA Graduate

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2020-01-08T17:07:03-07:00

- APPA Graduate

APPA absolutely met the needs of my learning style. When I needed extra assistance or clarification, my mentor was always there to answer me… I’m really impressed.
APPA has taken my placenta practice to a new level of professionalism and safety. I can’t recommend the organization enough...

- APPA Graduate

APPA
2020-01-09T14:41:42-07:00

- APPA Graduate

APPA has taken my placenta practice to a new level of professionalism and safety. I can’t recommend the organization enough for both placenta professionals looking to enhance their skills and knowledge as well as those looking to launch a new career.
I honestly felt like the instructors, board, and mentors CARED for me and wanted me to succeed.

- APPA Graduate

APPA
2020-01-09T14:42:22-07:00

- APPA Graduate

I honestly felt like the instructors, board, and mentors CARED for me and wanted me to succeed.
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