Course Description

Birth Beautifully's Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Training is a comprehensive placenta education combing the history of its multiple uses with modern day practices.  

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Let's Get Started!

    • Student Survey

    • Birth Beautifully Placenta Encapsulation Coursebook

    • Module 1: Anatomy & Physiology

    • Module 1 Review

    • Module 2: Growing a Healthy Placenta

    • Module 2 Review

    • Module 3: Placenta & Umbilical Cord Abnormalities

    • Module 3 Review

    • Module 4: Third Stage of Labor

    • Module 5: Placenta Traditions

    • Module 6: Obtaining & Handling the Placenta

    • Module 7: Processing the Placenta

    • Module 8: Finishing the Process

    • Module 9: Business Guide

    • Effects of Human Maternal Placentophagy on Maternal Postpartum Iron Status- A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study

    • The Effect of Maternal Ingestion of Desiccated Placenta Upon the Rate of Growth of Breast-fed Infants

    • Hormonal Changes in the Postpartum and Implications for Postpartum Depression

    • Placenta Medicine as a Galactogogue: Tradition or Trend?

    • Placenta as a Lactagogon

    • Placentophagia in Humans and Nonhuman Mammals: Causes and Consequences

    • Have we forgotten the significance of postpartum iron deficiency?

    • Role of Placenta in Nutrient Transfer

    • Iron Content of Intact Placentas and Cords

    • Human placenta processed for encapsulation contains modest concentrations of 14 trace minerals and elements

    • Presence and concentration of 17 hormones in human placenta processed for encapsulation and consumption

    • Human Maternal Placentophagy: A Survey of Self-Reported Motivations and Experiences Associated with Placenta Consumption

    • The Effect of the Ingestion of Desiccated Placenta on the Variations in the Composition of Human Milk During the First Eleven Days After Parturition

    • Deal in the womb- Fetal opiates, parent-offspring conflict, and the future of midwifery

    • Placentophagia: A Biobehavioral Enigma

    • Effects of Placentophagy on Serum Prolactin and Progesterone Concentrations in Rats After Parturition or Superovulation

    • Enhancement of Opioid Mediated Analgesia A Solution to the Enigma of Placentophagia

    • Amniotic Fluid Ingestion By Parturient Rats Enhances Pregnancy Mediated Analgesia

    • Placental Opioid Enhancing Facor POEF Generalizability of Effects

  • 2

    Recorded Live Demo

    • Details

    • Recorded Line Demo (Part One)

    • Recorded Live Demo (Part Two)

  • 3

    Tips & Tricks Newsletter

    • Newsletter for Placenta Encapsulation Students

  • 4


    • Requirements

    • Client Feedback Form

  • 5

    Beyond the Basics: A Masterclass for Placenta Encapsulation Specialists

    • Join Us!

About Your Instructor

Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Chris Herrera

Chris Herrera’s passion for birth began with the homebirth of her first son. With more than 17 years of extensive experience, she is proud to have helped hundreds of families. Chris brings experience, unbiased information, and reliable care to her clients. Her approach to birth always aims for compassion and adaptability since every client is unique and important. Chris is a certified birth doula since 2006 and owner and founder of the CNY Doula Connection. Chris has continued to add to her professional trainings and certifications by becoming a postpartum doula, childbirth educator, certified placenta encapsulation specialist, lactation counselor and IBCLC candidate, labor and postpartum acupressure certified, Rebozo trained, and licensed to offer massage therapy. Chris’ most rewarding accomplishments in her career has been the start of her certifiable training workshop for aspiring childbirth educators and has written “Birth Beautifully’s Educated Childbirth,” a childbirth education course manual for expecting families. Chris resides outside of Syracuse, NY with her husband of 20 years and their three beautiful children, and one very spoiled pug.