Placenta Practice Hospital Collections

Placenta Practice

Placenta Practice Hospital Collections

Placenta encapsulation is very popular in the UK. Placenta Practice are able to collect from Hospital or home.  Although some women choose not to talk about placenta encapsulation, the likelihood is that someone you know would have had their placenta made in to placenta pills. Some women on the other hand, will be more than happy to tell you that they have had their placenta made into capsules to consume. Quite a few of my clients have been on Instagram posting photos of their placenta capsules. Take a peak on my Instagram account to keep up with placenta encapsulation @Pacenta_Practice

I am often asked about the process of placenta encapsulation, the collection of the placenta and also specific questions regarding hospitals and your placenta. So I thought I would write a little blog on my placenta encapsulation collection process and placenta encapsulation areas we cover, and also give you the lowdown on birth centre and maternity wards and your placenta.

In this post I will be focusing on placenta collections in London, however I would like to add that we do also cover Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Surrey, Kent, West Sussex, Somerset, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. I am happy to chat to you about specific hospitals and birth centres in these areas so please do give me a call on 07515123124, or send me an email to

Most hospitals in London are familiar with placenta encapsulation, and it’s just a case of writing in your birth plan and informing your midwives and birthing team that you would like to keep your placenta for placenta encapsulation. It is a good idea to discuss your plans for your placenta at your antenatal appointments with your midwife. When you book our placenta services you will be given detailed information to give to your midwives which will ensure that your placenta is safely handled and stored until collection.

There are some hospitals in London which will happily store your placenta in a hospital fridge. The hospitals which are happy to store the placenta, ready for placenta encapsulation are; St Thomas’ Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, The Barkantine Birth Centre, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and Edgeware Birth Centre.

The following hospitals in London will NOT have a fridge for you to store your placenta; Homerton University Hospital, The Whittington Hospital, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing at the University College Hospital London (UCLH),  North Middlesex University Hospital, West Middlesex Hospital, Kingston Hospital, Royal London Hospital, King’s College Hospital London, St George’s Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital.

Whichever hospital or birth centre you are birthing in, you will need a clean 2 litre plastic clip container, 2 zip lock close bags, a 5 litre cold bag and 6 freezer blocks (hospital staff are happy to keep these frozen until needed). After the midwives have inspected your placenta they will place the placenta into the 2 zip lock bags, then in to the labelled container and then they will give it to you if you need to keep in the cool bag. If you are having a home birth you will be able to pop your placenta straight into your fridge.  In all instances your placenta MUST be in the cool bag or in the fridge within 30 minutes to ensure your placenta is safe for placenta encapsulation.

If you are storing your placenta in a cool bag, please ensure that you keep the bag with you at all times, especially when you move rooms. Within 6 hours of your placenta being in the cool bag your placenta must be taken home and put into a fridge where we will liaise with you regarding collection of your placenta for placenta encapsulation.

If you would like to find out more about placenta encapsulation please do email me or call me on 07515123124 to find out more.



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