Frequently asked questions about my service and how it all works.
Once you have decided to work with me, I have found that these are the most Frequently asked questions about my service and how it all works.
Do I need to talk to the hospital about placenta encapsulation?
If you are going private I recommend speaking to your consultant.
If you are going public it would be best to wait until you go in to have your baby, as you will be dealing with different people on your antenatal visits.
Its best to tell the midwives when you are having your baby and also put your wishes in your birth plan.
What do I need to buy to bring to the hospital ?
A1 x 2 Litre leak-proof lunch box
1 x 2 Litre zip-lock bag,
At least 6 freezer boards/ ice packs
1 x cooler bag/ box ( big enough to carry the 2 Litre leak-proof lunch box & the freezer boards/ ice packs)
How soon do I need to fill in the booking form?
It’s always better to fill in your booking form and return it to me as soon as you decide to go ahead with placenta encapsulation. I only take a few clients a month so availability of dates can be limited.
What happens after I book ?
I always contact mothers about 2 weeks before their EDD to go through everything but mothers are always welcome to contact me any-time with questions.
Do I contact you before or after I have my baby ?
If possible I ask mothers to have their birth partner text me just to let me know that you have started the labour process. I totally understand if you can't contact me until after your baby is born.
What happens after I have my baby ?
You will need to keep your placenta cool in your cooler bag or have someone take it home to your fridge until I can collect. I usually can make it up to Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) within hours of birth but it is very important to keep your placenta chilled prior to collection.
What happens after I have contacted you to confirm my placenta is ready for collection?
I will meet your birth partner outside the CUMH main entrance / or at your own home if your having a home birth.