The resurgence of an ancient tradition.

Love Your Placenta!

Consuming one’s placenta after birth is an ancient tradition that has recently seen a much needed resurgence. Many cultures, including traditional Chinese medicine, have consumed the placenta in some way. Ingesting your placenta in the form of a dehydrated powder is based on a Chinese medicine tradition and tends to be more palatable to the Western woman. In the days after birth, energy levels can take a serious dip and often times emotional stability gets lost in the mix of sleep deprivation and the many changes that occur. Hormonally, the placenta produces a high level of hormones during a woman’s pregnancy that keep her emotions and energy levels balanced. One of these is CRH, a stress reducing hormone. After birth, it takes time for the hypothalamus to begin producing appropriate levels of this hormone again. Ingesting your placenta can help build a bridge during this time of great change and potential baby blues. Some believe that this brief deficiency in CRH is what can kick off a cycle of postpartum depression.

We hear an overwhelming amount of feedback from our clients, even women who have taken their placentas with their second child but not their first, that they experience a clear difference in how they feel!

Women Have Reported

  • Postpartum mood stability
  • Quicker recovery
  • Increase in energy levels
  • Healthy milk supply
  • Reduction in stress levels
  • Reduction in iron deficiency

Add-On Services

Placenta Tinctures A placenta tincture is an added bonus that can be used in addition to and long after the capsules are gone. By tincturing a small piece of the placenta in a high grade alcohol, you can increase the length and benefits of your placenta for both mother and child. The tincture can be used in any time of trauma, transition, emotional distress and for mother later in life during menopause and even turned into a homeopathic remedy!

If you are interested in having us encapsulate your placenta please contact us, preferably before you give birth. If you have already had your baby, that’s OK as long as: your placenta is no more than 3 days old & has been in the refrigerator ­or­ has been in the freezer for less than 6 months. We will pick up your placenta & deliver the pills (delivery is free of charge as long as you have an Asheville, NC zip code.) The turnaround time for a placenta is usually 3­ – 4 days, and each placenta usually renders 100-­200 pills. Please call us to work out the logistics.

Contact Gloria Maria Llanser today for more information about placenta encapsulation services and to reserve your spot. Gloria Maria is trained and certified in bloodborn pathogen safety and ensures that strict OSHA guidelines are followed in the preparation of your placenta capsules. She can be contacted at or (954)­213­-3399.

Gloria Maria Llanser

LCCE, CLD (CAPPA), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Childbirth is a sacred process. As a certified and deeply intuitive doula, Gloria Maria’s presence through every stage of the process provides confidence, comfort, and clarity about all aspects of bringing a new baby into the world. Together she enters into a sacred partnership with her clients and their families. By offering evidence based information about the birthing process, she helps families make educated choices that best serve their own needs, desires and beliefs.

Gloria Maria is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and has additional training in maternal mental health through Postpartum Support International. She has studied with many teachers of different healing techniques such as New Paradigm Multi­Dimensional Transformation (a hands on healing system). She is a licensed Holistic Practitioner and works with flower essences, essential oils and homeopathic remedies. Her extensive and varied background allows her to provide a broad range of support offered with an open mind, loving hands and calm presence.


I struggled really bad throughout pregnancy with depression and I have been crying most of the time before taking the placenta in the morning and then leveling out after I take them so I know they are working. I really appreciate the beautiful way you preserved the umbilical cord too. The capsules and the cord have made everything that much more special. Thank you.

– Julie Odell

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