Complete Online Workshop to Become a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist | taught by Chris Herrera

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.  

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

Chris Herrera’s passion for birth began with the homebirth of her first son. With more than 13 years of extensive experience, she is proud to have helped hundreds of women and families. Chris brings experience, unbiased information, and reliable care to her clients. Her approach to birth always aims for compassion and adaptability since every woman is unique and important.

Chris is a DONA certified birth doula since 2006 and is the owner of the CNY Doula Connection. Chris has continued to add to her professional trainings and certifications by becoming a postpartum doula, lactation counselor, childbirth educator, certified placenta encapsulation specialist, labor and postpartum acupressure certified, Rebozo and Belly Binding 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 17 years and their three beautiful children, and one very spoiled pug.

Course Curriculum

New Chapter
Birth Beautifully Placenta Encapsulation Coursebook
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
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
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