True North Birth Services

Placenta Encapsulation Services serving greater Cecil County, MD & Southern PA

New England-based Placenta Encapsulation, Doula Support, and Postpartum Care serving Boston, North Shore, South Shore, New Hampshire & Rhode Island 

Placenta Services

Here are a few brief descriptions of your preparation options. Capsules, tinctures, edibles...and a few extra goodies! 

Encapsulation Methods

Raw Dehydration Method

Placenta is cleaned and prepared for dehydration without additional steaming or heat. This is believed to retain the majority of vital nutrients and hormones, as well as yield a larger capsule amount. 

TCM Inspired Method

According to TCM Theory, the process of labor and birth can leave an excess of open, empty space, which is considered yin/cold. It is believed that one way to promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang energy, via heat. The placenta is cleaned, steamed with lemon, ginger, and additional warming herbs, then prepared for dehydration. 

*Please note:  all GBS+ clients’ placentas will be steamed prior to dehydration. 

Capsules are size "00" and are plant based, GF, GMO free, Kosher & Halal approved. If capsule size is an issue, please inquire about sizing down! 

Add-Ons or Additional Services

Placenta Tincture

Placenta Tincture is made from a piece of the mother’s own raw placenta after birth, steeped in 80-100 proof alcohol for 6 weeks weeks, then strained, making a strong remedy. Placenta tincture is an added bonus in that it can be used in addition to and long after the capsules are gone. The tincture can be used in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress and even turned into a homeopathic remedy. 

Placenta Smoothie

The raw placenta is known for its high contents of stem cells and naturally occurring substances stimulating cellular growth, which together heal damaged tissue and organs at an incredible rate.  This option can be prepared for you in your home, or pieces individually wrapped and delivered frozen with your capsules for you to use at your leisure and discretion. 

Benefits of smoothies include:  

  • Giving the body an immediate supply of essential vitamins and nutrients

  • Providing mothers with an immediate boost of healing hormones and growth factors

  • A feeling of strength and balance

  • May potentially speed up breastmilk production postpartum

  • Eases the hormonal transition postpartum, especially when breastmilk comes in

Witch City Herbal Healing Salve

My handmade herbal healing salve is made using locally sourced beeswax, soothing herbs, essential oils & high quality carrier oil of your preference. It can be used to heal Cesarean birth incisions after the wound is closed, as well as lessen scarring, itching and discomfort. It can also be used as soon as 3 days postpartum for hemorrhoids, perineal tearing, burns, diaper rash, eczema, sunburns, nipple discomfort, and general skin irritation. Safe for baby as long as baby has no skin allergies. 

*You may also request salve be made using placenta powder! Inquire for more information. 

Witch City Herbal Sitz Bath

Can be used in conjunction with Healing Salve, or on it's own, this combination of healing, calming, and soothing herbs can be used once or twice daily as a Sitz bath to ease pain, reduce swelling, and ease bleeding in the perineal area, or in your peri bottle to ease the discomfort during urination postpartum. 

Chocolate Placenta Truffles

Yummy Placenta truffles are fantastic for postpartum periods. Women often crave chocolate during their cycles, so by consuming truffles made with their placenta, they can not only fulfill that urge, but also consume the vitamins and hormones that may alleviate or lessen mood swings, cramping, low energy, heavy bleeding, and any dips in the milk supply. These can be taken in addition to your capsules or in conjunction with a tincture.  Your placenta is prepared using the Raw dehydration method, unless circumstances dictate steaming is necessary.

You may choose from the following gluten and soy free chocolate options:

  • Milk Chocolate

  • Vegan Friendly Chocolate

  • Dark Chocolate

  • White Chocolate

  • Flavored extracts (almond, maple, mint) are available to add to chocolate as well

Toppings include chocolate ganach coating, crushed nuts, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, coconut, and/or toffee. Please specify allergies or aversions upon ordering. 


The information on this page has not been evaluated by the FDA. Jennifer Lynn Frye does not intend to make medical treatment claims. Services provided are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for their own health and product usage.