Placenta Encapsulation

Toronto placenta encapsulation services

If you’ve read anything else on this site, I’m sure you’ve gotten the gist by now - I'm all about honouring the person that has given birth. One of the ways we can honour the birthing person is to honour the placenta.

The placenta is a super special organ: it grows inside the womb specifically to deliver life-giving nutrients to the baby, providing an irreplaceable bridge between parent and child. In addition to its physical importance (providing nutrients and removing wastes), many cultures have spiritual beliefs about the placenta’s role. One of the best books on the topic of the placenta can be found here

In many birth settings today (mainly hospitals), unless the birthing person makes a request otherwise, the placenta is treated as medical waste and disposed of soon after birth. In Canada, we have the right to say what happens to our body parts - placentas included. Many families choose to honour the placenta in some way. They may choose to bury it, create art with it, and/or consume it. Encapsulation is to consume your placenta in capsule form (versus with a knife and fork!).

If you’re interested in learning more about how my placenta encapsulation service works, please get in touch.

“You have made this process wonderful for us all!! Thank you so much.”
— M. Odemakpore


Please note I do not currently charge HST. Combine with other services for 10% off. Other services offered include postpartum doula carepostpartum meal prep, and belly binding. For more specific details about each of the services below, please contact me.


Placenta encapsulation - $250
Placenta tincture - $40
Umbilical keepsake - complimentary with encapsulation, if desired
Placenta art print - complimentary with encapsulation, if desired

“Thank you SO MUCH for your beautiful work with my placenta! I am so over the moon in love with everything you provided for us! I looooove the print and the keepsake and will cherish them.”
— Carlyn Burchell

I am here to support you in having a positive postpartum experience - whatever that looks like for you. If placenta encapsulation sounds like something you might be interested in, let’s chat!

A Note About Service Area:
I live in the heart of downtown Toronto and don’t own a vehicle. I generally travel to clients by TTC or bicycle. Fees apply for any travel in excess of one hour and/or for travel involving other transit systems. If you live quite a distance from downtown/central Toronto, or in another part of the GTA, please don’t hesitate to be in touch and I will give you an estimate of travel fees.

Services and information provided have not been evaluated by Health Canada. Alex James makes no medical claims or claims of benefit. Articles posted to this site are intended for educational purposes only. The information on this site and any services provided are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any condition. Individuals who choose to utilize these services take full responsibility for their own health.