It's a rite of passage for a new doula... having a placenta in your fridge! If you haven't done it yet you might need to... but in the meantime I want to share things you need to know to support your clients choosing placenta encapsulation.
It's actually not ideal for a doula to put a placenta in her home fridge. There is a possibility for contamination both for the doula's family and also for the client who the placenta belongs to. If it has to happen I recommend making sure the placenta is double bagged and then wrapped in a chux pad and maybe even another plastic bag to avoid leaks or spills. Then the doula should coordinate with the placenta encapsulator to get it out of the fridge as soon as possible.