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Fri, Dec 08


Philly Doula Training Wkshp Location

Placenta Encapsulation & Alchemy Training

This event is being offered IN-PERSON & LIVE VIRTUAL! The legendary Grace Roman, "The Bronx Doula" and creator of Placenta Alchemy is coming to Philly with us, to teach Placenta services to our doulas.

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Placenta Encapsulation & Alchemy Training
Placenta Encapsulation & Alchemy Training

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – Dec 09, 2023, 9:00 PM

Philly Doula Training Wkshp Location, Philadelphia, PA, USA

About the event

December 8 and 9th, from 7-9pm EST each day.



(Register BELOW according to how you'd like to participate)

December 8 and 9th, from 7-9pm each day.

This placenta encapsulation training is quite different from other placenta courses. Grace prides herself in teaching and sharing culturally appropriate material (Cultural Competency) and not misappropriate culture, for we all live in and will be supporting a culturally diverse community. 

Together we will learn a multicultural and multi-perspective approach to placenta encapsulation. Grace speaks from an Afro-Latinx centric perspective. Black people and BIPOC people/culture experiences are quite different than that of our Caucasian neighbors but together we can bridge the gap to greater accessibility. 

This class is broken into several modules:

1. You'll receive a pre-recorded video where you will view an introduction to the course as well as learn about the history of placenta encapsulation and cultural competency around this practice, safety, etc.  Along with this, you will receive the certification packet with instructions on how to get started on your credentialing journey.  The required reading book and essay questions are in your certification packet.

2. You'll also receive the Moon Arts Placenta Alchemy book and manual written by The Bronx Doula herself, your trainer, Grace Roman!  This is an incredible, valuable resource that you will appreciate for years to come!

3. During the live workshop, you will have the opportunity to view and handle a real placenta. You will learn in-depth anatomy and discover how to "read" the amazing messages that a placenta has available to teach us about the mother and baby's health.  That evening, you'll participate in the initial phases of processing and set the placenta to dehydrate.

4. During Day 2 of the live workshop, you will each have a chance to practice the processing and packaging of the capsules as well as learn more about ways that a placenta can be used to support the health of the 

5. You will also be responsible for completing a separate Blood Borne Pathogens Certification as well as a Food Handlers Certification, with proofs to be turned in at the time of credentialing application.

6. The final steps to certification include a final exam online and processing a placenta with a client evaluation.

 (Those on the LIVE, VIRTUAL option, will participate with questions and comments in addition to observing.)

You have 12 months from your enrollment date to complete assignments, get your Blood Borne Pathogens and Food Handlers  certificates, fill out a student feedback form, have your client fill out feedback form, and complete all written assignments.

Content Included for Placenta Encapsulation:

Chapter One

A Condensed Historical Perspective of Birth 

Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Yin and Yang Theory 

Five Element Theory

General View of Pregnancy in Chinese Medicine 

Perspectives among Different Cultures 

Science and Encapsulation

Chapter Two


The Fertility Cycle 

What is the placenta 

Sides of the Placenta 

Fetal Sides 

Intervillous Space

The Umbilical Cord 

Fetal Membranes 

Hormones and the Membranes 

Hormones & Placenta 

RH Factor & Blood types 

Common Pregnancy Ailments 

Common Pregnancy Infections 

Common Placental Problems 

Umbilical Cord Insertion Variations 

Types of Twin Placentas

Chapter 3

Cultural Competency 

What is culture W

hat is Cultural Competency 


Birth & Encapsulation 

Perinatal, Infant and M(p)aternal Death 

Delivering the Placenta 

Delayed Cord Clamping 

Active Management of the Third Stage 

The Baby, the Cord, and Active Management 

Cord Blood Banking 

Handling the Placenta after a Vaginal Birth 

Placenta Handling after a C-Section 

Working with Institutions 

Surrogacy Adoption and Placenta Encapsulation

Chapter 4

Severing the Bond 

The Placenta and Religion 

Benefits of Consuming Placenta 

Beneficial Placental Hormones and Proteins 

Research Studies 

Postpartum Bleeding 

High Risk Pregnancy and PE 

Medication Classifications 

Most Commonly Used Medications 

Medications Used in Labor

Chapter 5

The Prenatal Visit 

Setting up a Sliding Scale and Barter System, Taxes 

Customer Selection 

Some Risks of Placenta Ingestion 

The Basic Risks of having a Placenta Encapsulated 


Picking up the placenta and Transporting it 

Storing the Placenta

Set up


Processing the Placenta

Sterilization AND Neutralizing 

Proper Hand Washing Techniques 

Sanitizing Procedures 

Proper Glove Removal Technique

How to Dispose of Wastes 

Neutralizing Waste 

Supply Lists 

Umbilical Cord Keepsakes and Dreamcatchers 

Fresh or Frozen Placenta

Preparing Placenta for Encapsulation 

Placenta Preparation Methods 

The Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression & Psychosis 


Sample Documents and Customer Info Packet 

Herbal Intake Form for Placenta Encapsulation 

Service’s and Pricing Sample 

Customer Information Packet

Chapter Six

Placenta Recipes

Code of Ethics and Expectations 

Responsibilities to the Profession 

Standards of Practice 

Service Fees 

Certification Requirements 

Q & A 

Recommended Reading

As you can see, this is a VERY thorough class and we have put a lot of time and energy into it.  

This course is nonrefundable for any reason.  

However, should you have to miss the live workshop, we can provide you with a recording.

Ok, with all that said- What are you waiting for? Register today!! Can't wait to meet you!

Grace "The Bronx Doula"


  • Philly PEC Workshop IN-PERSON

    This ticket is only for in-person attendees at the Philadelphia Workshop.

  • PEC Ticket - VIRTUAL Workshop

    This ticket allows you to attend the Placenta Encapsulation workshop virtually.




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