Meet Jen Shepherd with Monarch Placenta Encapsulation-
After going through the struggles of postpartum depression, I am passionate in helping new moms recover quicker and have a happier postpartum experience. I have been encapsulating since 2017 and have been APPA certified since 2018. I am so grateful to have learned the incredible skills of this practice and see the good that has come from it. It gives me great joy to connect personally with each new mom. My goal is for moms to focus on their new baby instead of difficulties that can sometimes come with the postpartum experience.
Tell us about your practice; where you’re located, some stats, etc. Tell us how your practice has changed
My name is Jennifer Shepherd and I founded Monarch Placenta Encapsulation in July of 2021 after working at Bloom Placenta Encapsulation for 3 years. I am located in Clearfield, Utah. I have been encapsulating for almost four years and certified through APPA for three.
Why did you choose to renew your APPAC?
I am so grateful for the APPAC program and the knowledge I receive by recertifying each year. Their extensive course helped give me the confidence I needed to start my own business.
In what way has being an APPAC/being part of APPA benefited you as a placenta prep provider?
Being a part of APPA gives me the knowledge and confidence I need to properly handle placentas for new mothers throughout the encapsulation process.
Do you have any advice for those interested in becoming a placenta arts provider?
More and more women are experiencing the benefits that placenta encapsulation can provide. I have seen firsthand the growth in the placenta encapsulation world. I truly believe more encapsulators are needed to fulfill the demand. Being certified through APPA gives you the confidence needed to provide this compassionate service to women in your community. The reward that comes with knowing how much you can help aid in another woman’s postpartum experience is priceless.
Why did you choose APPA as your certifying organization?
I feel APPA sets the highest standard in the industry.
What did you like the most about APPA?
I would have to say I like the APPA staff. They are so supportive and are always quick to respond to any questions I have had.
How has this training changed your practice or added to your knowledge?
APPA has helped me stay current and sharp with their safety methods and processes.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
I want to thank everyone at APPA for the hard work that goes into making all of this possible. We couldn’t run our businesses to the highest standards possible without you!
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