Welcome to Minnesota Placenta! This website was created by Anne Ferguson of Bywater Birth and is now managed by Aileen Larson of Doula Aileen.
Aileen experienced placenta encapsulation with her third child in August of 2013 and noticed a huge difference in her milk supply, mood, and energy level and joined the business in the summer of 2014. She has encapsulated hundreds of placentas and would love the chance to work with you!
As more and more people in the Twin Cities are choosing placenta encapsulation, we started this website so that pregnant people interested in this service will have a place to go to learn more. Of course we would love to work with you if you live in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Use our contact form to submit a request for services!
SAFETY FIRST: As of December 2020 there are still doctors, nurses and midwives giving out incorrect information about the safety of placenta encapsulation if a mom is positive for Group B Strep, meaning she is colonized with the bacteria in her vaginal tract. Please read the two articles below to gather all the information you need to make a fully informed decision. As always, if a mom or baby has an active infection (from GBS or anything else) in the 48 hours after birth that is a different scenario and encapsulation should not be done.
Article 1: Can You Encapsulate With Group B Strep? The Short Answer is YES
Article 2: Despite Health Canada's Bold Statement, APPA Stands with Science