Serving Davis, Weber, Morgan, and Box Elder Counties
I have always been drawn to helping and supporting moms. My own mother suffered from severe mental illness and even as a child, I could see the difference that heartfelt support would have made in her life.
After I had a doula present for my 2nd birth, my perception of birth began to change. I blossomed as I grasped the importance of educating ourselves to become informed consumers.
After this experience, I wanted everyone to realize that they have options in childbirth and that they have the autonomy to decide what is right and best for them and their baby. This led me to train as a professional doula.
As a doula and overall member of society, I am always looking for resources and ways to enhance the lives of those around me. I have found that placenta encapsulation, while not for everyone, is being completely underutilized. Through my studies and training, I have come to believe that we are doing mothers, fathers and families an incredible disservice by treating the placenta as medical waste. This amazing organ needs to be utilized for its richness in beneficial hormones and nutrients.
Through my company, Bloom, I am working to educate both the community and medical world about the amazing benefits a placenta can give back to mom. We set the standard high with professional booking and pick up processes, utilizing a safe and sterile commercial kitchen and ensuring moms have their pills in the hand within 72 hour - as long as normal procedures are followed. We also believe in the importance of support and follow-up.
I am certified with the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts, APPA Blood-Borne Pathogen and Weber county food handlers.
I reside in Roy, Utah with my husband and 4 kids. Being a wife and mother is my joy. I also love cooking, running, yoga, music and being outdoors. I am also a board member of The Mother's Nest, an adoption advocate and work to promote maternal mental health issues and support my community.
By submitting this form, I certify that I have asked a Bloom Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, to prepare my placenta in capsule form for my own personal use. As a condition of this service, I make the following assertions
I agree that...
I am paying for the encapsulation and/or tincture service only. My placenta does not contain any transmittable diseases such as Hepatitis-B, -C or HIV/AIDS. My care provider and I have determined that my placenta is healthy and suitable for encapsulation. The placenta has been handled in a manner appropriate for safe food preparation since the birth.
I understand that...
Infection during labor or heavy meconium present during labor or delivery would be a contraindication for encapsulation. My BPES does not determine whether my placenta should be consumed and makes no guarantee of my personal results from the capsules.
It is my responsibility to notify my BPES when I go into labor and as soon as possible after the baby is born.
My BPES will strive to pick up my placenta within 24 hours of delivery. I understand that this may not always be possible and that I am responsible for making proper storage arrangements until she is available for pickup.
My BPES will strive to return the finished product to me within 72 hours of pick-up however, I understand this may not always be possible. No refund will be issued for delivery of the finished product beyond 72 hours of pick-up.
If we are unable to secure the release of our placenta or if the placenta is deemed unsuitable for encapsulation, my BPES will refund any payment made.
It is your responsibility to inform the hospital staff that you intend to retain your placenta. You should plan in advance for any requirements of your birthing facility for release or refrigeration of your placenta. Bloom recommends that you purchase a disposable Styrofoam cooler to safely store the placenta on ice for 24 hours.
It is my responsibility to notify my BPES as soon after delivery as possible so that they are able to prepare my placenta in a timely manner.
Fee for services is $200. A $50 deposit is required upon completion of this form to reserve our services. The remaining $150 is due via Paypal before the arranged pickup time. Payment can be made via Paypal at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes placenta capsules and optional cord keepsake (when possible). Please note a $25 travel fee for pickup or delivery will be incurred for travel outside of Box Elder, Weber, Morgan, and Davis Counties.