While you enjoy cuddling and cooing over your new baby, I will conveniently pick up and prepare your placenta. I take being on call for your birth very seriously and make every effort to pick up and prepare your placenta within the ideal time frame for encapsulation. My service is safe and discreet, and as a mother myself I know how special this time can be. I strive to make the smallest impact on you and your family. Since I perform placenta encapsulation services in my designated work space from home, it will be the least disturbing to you and your family. I adhere to all OSHA & EPA guidelines regarding blood-borne pathogen transmission, infection prevention, standards for sanitation, and safe food handling. All materials used are thoroughly sterilized between each use (when not disposable) and everything meets food grade standards. Aside from the medicinal aspects, I treat the placenta as sacred, and will focus on honoring the work it has done to nourish your baby, while preparing it to continue its work nourishing you. I have completed an approved educational course (renewed annually) in Bloodborne Pathogens & Infection Control for Doulas, Midwives, & Placenta Encapsulators in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29 CFR 1090.1030 and I follow these standards with each client and placenta that I work with. Additionally, I hold a current food handlers card for the state of California. My training includes apprenticing under other specialists with years of experience as well as formal eduction courses through Full Circle Placenta & International Placenta & Postpartum Association where I have also completed their certification program and now serve as a mentor for others. Please take a virtual tour of my workspace as well as my equipment and sanitation protocols.