Here are what some of our past clients have to say about their experience with placenta encapsulation!
"I had post partum depression and low milk supply with my first 2 babies, so I decided to try placenta encapsulation with my third. My mood was much more even, I had plenty of breastmilk, and lots of energy to play with my older children. I believe in the benefits so much that I started encapsulating for other mamas!" - Natasha
"The best natural euphoria of my life!!!! I could feel it daily send me energy and positivity like no other after returning home from the hospital. I was sad to see my pills end!!! Wish I had it daily." -Jen
"The first few weeks postpartum baby was up every two hours nursing. It was only because of the placenta capsules that I was not a complete zombie during those long days. A must have!" -Cassie
"I noticed a huge difference from my first postpartum experience to my second where I encapsulated my placenta. I had way less blood loss and much faster healing time plus more energy even while figuring out how to juggle two kids!" -Laura
"I had bad baby blues, low supply milk and much anxiety and guilt with my first. With my second I decided to encapsulate my placenta to avoid all that. My PP recovery and experience was so different and so much easier than with my first. I did not experience the baby blues and did not have any supply issues. I was physically stronger and emotionally better. I am expecting my third and I am thinking about doing it again." -Ana
"I decided to do Placenta encapsulation for the birth of my second baby and I cannot tell you how beneficial and amazing it was. I had no baby blues, lots of energy, and felt awesome postpartum. I did not do this for the birth of my first child and it there was a significant difference. I would highly recommend this to any mother looking for post-partum support and I would recommend using Anne from Bywater Birth. She did a fabulous job, provided stellar service, and lots of support. Thank you, Anne!!" - Ann
by Anne Ferguson
In the last 2.5 years I've been blessed to share my love of placenta encapsulation with two news outlets. The first was a story done by Lindsay Seavert of WCCO here in the Twin Cities. She put together this really positive news story:
I was nervous about what angle they might take on this story, but I was pleased that it was an overall positive portrayal of this outside-the-mainstream practice. I figured if it could help even one mother do more research and learn about this option, then it was worth it.
More recently, Brianna Long, a reporter from a news station down in Rochester, MN contacted me to do a story. Click HERE to view that story.
I am thrilled that my clients felt strongly enough about their experience to go on TV (and the Internet!) and share with the world. I sometimes forget that this work I do every week is not typical, or considered normal, but I'm happy more and more woman are doing it!
MinnesotaPlacenta.com has listings for providers throughout much of Minnesota. We'd love to include even more names, especially for providers outside the Twin Cities Metro Area, so if you are a placenta preparer and would like your own free listing, please email Anne with your information formatted just like all the other listings.
Today we "meet" a doula and encapsulator in Duluth, MN!
My name is Jesse Dykhuis. I am a birth doula, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulation services provider in Duluth MN.
I started processing placentas for moms in the Northland in 2009. I serve the are surrounding Duluth and in an hour in any direction. I have worked with clients out of my area, but there are additional fees. I offer "raw" or "TCM" styles of encapsulation and my base package also includes placenta prints and a small tincture. Smoothies and premium chocolate truffles are available for an extra fee.
I am currently a licensed food handler in the State of MN and hold a current certification in bloodborne pathogens designed in conjunction with OSHA. I trained with PBi but am currently certifying with APPA.
More information is available on my Facebook page.