Your Questions

 

What's included in the fee? 

  • Free consultation (upon request)
  • Complete information packet
  • Client checklist specific to birth place
  • Reserved due date and availability every day of the year
  • Pick up and delivery
  • Your choice of vegetarian or flavored capsules
  • Proper storage container
  • Recommended dosage and storage instructions
  • Optional cord keepsake, placenta art print, digital photo of your placenta
  • Follow-up throughout your first six weeks postpartum

How do you ensure my safety?

  • The process is completed in a sanitary work environment
  • We are triple-certified with IPPA, OSHA, and NJ Food Safety
  • In order to avoid cross-contamination, we only process one placenta at a time
  • All reusable supplies are either stainless steel or food-grade plastic
  • Supplies are thoroughly washed with hot water and soap
  • Supplies are sanitized in a bleach solution in accordance with OSHA recommendations
  • When possible, disposable supplies are utilized
  • A complete list of supplies used is included in your information packet

What is my responsibility in this process? 

  • Inform your care provider of your plans
  • Do not allow your placenta out of your room
  • Bring a labeled zip-closed bag and a cooler to your birth place for storage
  • Text us when you are in labor and again when baby arrives
  • Relax!

How should I handle the placenta? 

  • At a home birth, your midwife will likely double-bag your placenta and then place in your refrigerator until pick-up
  • In a hospital or birth center, keep the placenta in your room
  • Let your nurses know that the placenta cannot be treated with chemicals
  • Store in a zip-closed bag with ice until pick-up  

How long until I get my pills?

  • Pick-up usually occurs within 12 hours of giving birth
  • In most cases your pills will be returned to you the following day

Am I allowed to take my placenta? 

  • Your placenta is yours to take and do with as you wish
  • There are no state regulations regarding placenta release in NJ, PA, or DE
  • Many local hospitals have written policies regarding placenta release, which makes the process simple
  • If your hospital does not have a specific placenta policy, they typically refer to a "products of conception" policy
  • In many cases, your care providers will be happy to help you take possession of your placenta, even when your birth place has no specific policy

How long will my pills last?

  • That depends on how many pills you receive, which varies from 90-250; the average placenta yields about 140 pills
  • At about 6 weeks, remaining pills should be placed in the freezer to preserve potency
  • Pills should be consumed within 2 years

How far will you travel? 

  • We pick up and deliver within approximately 90 minutes of zip code 08034
  • An additional travel fee applies for travel outside of 30 minutes of zip code 08034 Clients have the option of delivering to and picking up from our location (discount applied)
  • We have team members available to assist with pick up in order to ensure that your placenta is collected in a timely manner

How much do placenta pills cost?

  • Cost varies with each client and is based on your location and the services you choose
  • We offer payment plans and options
  • We are happy to barter for services

How do I sign up? 

  • Click here to register for services
  • Complete the online service agreement form
  • We will respond within 24 hours with your information packet, client checklist, and invoice
  • We require a $50 non-refundable deposit in order to reserve your due date
  • Your balance is due upon delivery of your pills and products

KBS Preferred Providers

Donna Favilla
Perinatal Health
609.206.9633

Jessica Ruscetta
Two Hands Birth
609.6700639

Cat LaPlante
Birth Freely
856.796.0675

Dominique Richardson
Orange Blossom Doula
609.284.2562

Brittany McCollum
Blossoming Bellies Birth
267-261-0284

Tovah Kurlansik
Worn This Way
609.330.0778

Connie Gleckler, IBCLC
609.315.4128

Christy Santoro
Motherland Midwifery
215.462.4784

Tammy Bradshaw
Tammy Bradshaw Photography
856.220.1611

Jaci Bonanno
Go Heal Yourself
609.330.1662