Attend a Placenta Prep Training

Placenta prep's in person workshop will walk you through the history of placenta use, help you explore the wonder of this fascinating organ and educate you on the preparation and benefits of consumption.

The most comprehensive training available, asserting the highest safety standards in the industry

Postpartum Placenta Specialist – Certification Process

Register for and attend a Placenta Prep workshop.

  • Complete webpage content questionnaire (Questionnaire will be emailed to you and must be returned promptly)
  • Sign ProDoula Membership Agreement and pay first year annual dues prior to your workshop ($75 first year, $50 per year each year thereafter)

Complete Certification Packet

  • Complete blood-borne Pathogen certification independently. Once completed, begin working as a Pre-Certified PPS.
  • Provide ProDoula with documentation of 3 encapsulations.  Must provide photos and written timeline as outlined in your certification packet.
  • Provide ProDoula with 3 Client Evaluations
  • Read Placenta – The gift of life, by Cornelia Enning. Write 2 essays on topics provided.
  • Read the 3 placenta studies provided.
  • Complete the comprehensive, open-book test.
  • Complete a Skype or Face time interview with a member of the ProDoula Training and Development Team.

Maintain Standards of Professionalism

  • As set forth in the ProDoula membership agreement
  • ProDoula standards dictate that placenta encapsulation must be performed in the safest strictest manner and holds ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialists responsible for meeting those standards.  Compliance includes:
    • Under no circumstance can a ProDoula  postpartum placenta specialist transport a client’s placenta on their behalf.
    • Placenta encapsulation must be performed at the home of the person that birthed the placenta or an alternate location chosen by that person.
    • The postpartum placenta specialist’s home is never to be considered as a location for processing a client’s placenta.

ProDoula loves and appreciates our members and their children; however, ProDoula Workshops are a professional learning environment. Babies and children are not permitted in any of the educational sessions. You will need a childcare provider to care for your babies and children during the time periods you are engaged in this training.

Workshop Outline

Topics for this intensive training include:

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Placenta 101 – The Placenta

  • Anatomy
  • Terms and definitions
  • The history of placenta use
  • Placenta form and function
  • Honoring the placenta

Placenta 102 – The Client

  • Hospital release of placenta
  • Understanding the client’s needs
  • Client communication, DISC
  • The early postpartum period
  • Physical, educational and emotional support
  • Client intake questionnaire
  • Client packing list

Placenta 201 – Encapsulation Methods

  • Research and studies
  • Traditional Method
    • Step by step instruction and demonstration
  •  Raw Method
    • Potential drawbacks
  •  Placenta tincture
    • Step by step instruction and demonstration
  •  Sanitation and universal precautions

Placenta 202 – Placenta Consumption

  • Pregnancy conditions in relation to ingestion
  • Meconium and the placenta
  • Circumstances preventing ingestion
  • Guidelines for consumption

Placenta 203– Placenta Art and Keepsakes

  • Prints
    • Instruction and demonstration
  • Umbilical cord keepsakes
    • Instruction and demonstration
  • Placenta jewelry
  • Exploring other creative options

Placenta 301 – Equipment and Supplies

  • Purchasing proper equipment
  • Sanitizing and storing equipment
  • Bottles, jars and labels

Placenta 401 – Business Tools and Information

  • Transportation and preparation location
  • Business structure and insurance
  • Pricing
  • Contracts
  • Payments
  • Client follow up
  • Branding and marketing materials
  • FAQs
  • Unusual circumstances

Are you Ready to Get Started?

Attend a ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialist Training!

Become a Certified Postpartum Placenta Specialist. Now!
This is a 2 day workshop. Hours are from 10am-5pm daily
Cost for program is $595 (US Dollars).

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