I remember getting Kathryn's sms asking if it was too late to book in her encapsulation as she had passed 40 weeks and was still waiting for bubs to arrive. I was on my way to see a postnatal client on the other side of Adelaide, so I gave Kathryn a call to let her know it was fine and that I would email through details later that day. Much to my suprise I got another sms saying she had gone into labour before I'd even had a chance to get the information sent and that she was heading into hospital.
A sweet baby boy and placenta arrived just 85 minutes later! How exciting! Baby must have known Mum was waiting to organise one last thing. I picked up Kathryn's placenta from her doula's house the next day (what a great doula hey) and began the encapsulation process. When everything was ready, I delivered the capsules and cord keepsake back to Kathryn at home.
"I was extremely happy with the services and support I received. I hope the majority of the western world will catch on and experience the benefits of doula support and encapsulating their own placentas for consumption. I will have to wait until my milk settles down before taking the capsules again as they up the supply a lot :) I'm very much looking forward to starting on the capsules again. I miss that good feeling they give!"
I was lucky enough to go back and see Kathryn three weeks later to give her some postnatal support and had a cuddle with her little man. Congratulations on your lovely addition to your family and thank you for letting me be part of your babymoon Kathryn xx
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Kelly Harper is the owner of Elemental Beginnings Doula & Placenta Services in Adelaide. She provides placenta encapsulation and doula services to families during pregnancy, birth and in their fourth trimester.