Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

I understand and acknowledge that in accordance to my state laws and bylaws, choosing to encapsulate my placenta is not intended to prevent or treat any physical or mental diseases, ailments or symptoms and that I am choosing to consume my placenta for my own personal beliefs, whether it be spiritual or cultural.

I acknowledge that my placenta specialist has provided me with concrete information about both the benefits and risks of placenta encapsulation, and have read all included documents. I understand that my placenta has been handled and encapsulated according to OSHA and State Food Safety and Handling standards, and has been cleaned, cooked, dehydrated and put into pill form in a sanitary and sterile work space. Upon receiving my placenta capsules from my placenta specialist, I waive any and all rights to hold the specialist responsible for any undesired effect of consuming the capsules. This may include an oversupply in milk, hormonal shift, anxiety or sleeplessness. These side effects are rare, but have been reported. I agree to contact my placenta specialist immediately if and when I experience any of these side effects.

I do not hold my placenta specialist responsible or liable for any transport mishap that is beyond their control (ex. car accident or detainment).

I put full trust and acknowledgement that it is being handled in a sanitary and safe environment. I put trust and faith that my placenta specialist has been training correctly to prepare placenta remedies. I have provided my placenta specialist with recent blood documentation stating that I have been tested for STD’s and the results were negative. If my blood results indicate hepatitis, HIV/AIDS or Herpes virus, I understand that I will advise my placenta specialist of such findings and that I will no longer be able to use Kindred Encapsulations services. Universal precautions for sanitizing are the same with each client. I understand and trust that my placenta specialist retains blood work records for each client and that I am protected.
I understand that upon receiving the pills, my placenta specialist is no longer liable, including but not limited to any other person(s) ingesting my own placenta capsules.

Placenta Encapsulation Contract

Placenta encapsulation is the act of taking a fresh, raw placenta, washing the placenta, steaming or slicing the placenta raw, dehydrating, grinding and putting the placenta powder into consumable capsules. All processes are done with respect and education of that placenta and in a sanitary environment. My business is adhering to strict OSHA guidelines and I am following proper food safety standards. The placenta capsules that are being prepared are for your (owner of the placenta) consumption only and are not designed to reverse medical conditions or ailments from pregnancy, to treat postpartum depression, to ensure normal milk supply or to replace medical attention.

I am not a licensed medical professional such as a care provider or physician and I am not able to diagnose, treat or prescribe for any health condition. Services and fees are for the service of encapsulating your placenta, not for the sale of the capsules. Each woman will react to her placenta capsules in different ways. Some of the ascribed benefits of placenta consumption are supported by ongoing research, however these benefits have not been evaluated or approved by the United States government or the Food and Drug Administration. It is your responsibility to determine whether using placenta capsules can be beneficial to your wellbeing postpartum.

Client Responsibility
It is your responsibility to notify me within 8 hours of the birth so that we can work together to make arrangements for pickup or drop off. Failure to do so may result in delayed placenta preparation and encapsulation and may cause decreased potency of nutrients, hormones, and other beneficial attributes of the placenta. Improper storage of the placenta prior to pick up or drop off may result in spoilage. It is your responsibility to discuss release of your placenta from the facility where you will give birth during the prenatal period and to ensure proper storage of your placenta in a refrigerator or cooler. This can be done by placing the placenta on ice until it can be retrieved for preparation and encapsulation.

It is also your responsibility to inform me of any known bloodborne illness (es) or other health issues (such as HIV, hepatitis, etc.) that could place me or any others who may come in contact with your bodily fluids (specifically maternal and fetal blood as well as amniotic fluid) at risk. Some specific sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis or herpes may preclude me from offering placenta encapsulation services.

My responsibilities include maintaining client confidentiality, committing to preparing and returning your capsules within 72 hours of receiving your placenta (usually within 36-48 hours) or as soon as possible thereafter, and upholding the

highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and quality of professional placenta preparation services.

It is important to understand that there may be circumstances in which your placenta cannot be used. Significant abnormalities of the placenta may necessitate your doctor or midwife sending your placenta to Pathology for further examination. Once the placenta has been released to Pathology, I will not be able to encapsulate without an additional waiver. Other conditions, such as signs of infection in the mother during labor, may mean that consuming your placenta could be harmful to your health. I will always consult with you prior to making a choice on whether or not your placenta is viable for ingestion. It should be possible to claim your placenta after caesarean surgery. It is important that you let me know if you have any health concerns or conditions which may affect the health of your placenta or the health and safety of anyone who may come into contact with your placenta.

In the event your placenta is unavailable to you (ex. sent to Pathology and not released) or if your placenta has been contaminated with a bacterial infection, you will be entitled to a refund. If you choose to terminate this contract due to change of mind within 7 days of your estimated delivery date, then you are no longer eligible for a full refund. If I have already taken possession of your placenta and you choose to not go forward with services, I will return your placenta to you for disposal. There will be no refund and payment will be due in full once preparation has begun, even if you choose not to take delivery of the finished capsules.

I have read, understood, and agreed to the above information. I accept the responsibility of gaining possession of my placenta, and notifying my placenta specialist within 8 hours of my birth. I understand the importance of appropriate handling and storage of the placenta. By completing and booking the online order I authorize the release of my healthy placenta to Kindred Encapsulation for the purposes of placenta encapsulation and keepsake preparation for my own personal use.”