Your Placenta


The placenta has long been respected as a magical part of the creation of a baby. This incredible organ, uniquely designed for your baby, is an integral part of any pregnancy and birth. Your placenta connects your body with your unborn baby supplying essential oxygen, nutrients and vitamins and hormones, all needed to nurture and protect this new being and send the hormonal signals that labour should start.

Your placenta is amazingly rich in iron (for anaemia), prostaglandin (helps uterine involution), vitamins and oxytocin (helps lactation) and stem cells so it seems a shame for this to go to waste. Most mammals (including herbivores) instinctively consume the placenta which I believe is nature’s first and best convenience food.

Birth uses up enormous amounts of energy, usually involves some loss of blood and induces a drive to do not much other than commune with baby, feeding, touching, simply just looking. Hopefully you will have around you people who will take care of feeding YOU, fending off unnecessary visitors, running the home and switching your phone off for you!

My placenta service provides you with a palatable means of consuming your own placenta helping to achieve balance following birth and potentially helping to avoid PND. Feedback from IPEN clients certainly suggest that milk supply increases, lochia is shortened and energy levels increase.

Homeopathic remedies and an essence are additional options. Alternatively honour your placenta by burying it in the garden marked by a special tree.

I keep your placenta preparation completely separate from my domestic kitchen with dedicated chilling, cooking and cleaning areas and have certification in level 2 HACCP, Level 2 Food Hygiene For Manufacturing Training and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard 29.

For more information please look at where there is also information on hiring a kit for D.I.Y. encapsulation.

Client feedback

Thank you for existing. You helped make the beginning of my baby’s life better and smoother, and the beginning of my life as a mother more powerful.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience, only met Maggie once and she was wonderful, motherly and gave spot-on advice with encouragement to listen to my instinct and follow my heart. I still rely on my instinct more than everything else 2 years on!

I just wanted to say thank you! For doing what you do and so beautifully. I am so happy to have found you, and so happy to have my capsules and essence. And the cord!! So amazing and lovely! I am feeling great in every way, so far. Which is wonderful. So thank you and I will be highly recommending you to everyone! Xxx

I found your leaflets at my Hypnobirthing Teacher course with Katharine Graves. I wanted to give myself all the chance to have energy and feel well after the birth of our second baby as we have already a toddler(2 1/2 years) that wias going to ask for Mummy too… I really felt great! I did not like the idea of the smoothie (mixing my placenta) but capsules were completely fine! You don’t know its from your placenta -seems like a normal vitamin! I felt really well!…and was amazed by the difference between my two postnatal state! I think I burst in tears only after 4 weeks this time and mostly because of exhaustion…;-)   I felt tired but had energy and could wake up in the morning and be there for both my children. I must say I had help to take care of our toddler so I could focus on our baby! I would definitely recommend the process but only to ‘open minded people’ that will welcome the idea!… Maggie Vaughan was very helpful as it was a last minute request. very nice presentation of the products. Would have loved to have a little instruction leaflets about how to use the different products we opted for. Apart from that, I loved it and will definitely do it again if I’m pregnant again! I hope it will still be possible to apply for this service!!!   THANK YOU! A happy Mum…and Baby

Our placenta specialist Maggie was exceptional in terms of the level of information she provided to us prior to our birth and in her reactiveness and reliability on the day. We would most definitely use her services again. Regarding the birthing of the placenta, were the situation to arise again in the future, we would insist on attempting a physiological delivery, as we believe the syntometrine may paradoxically have been responsible for placenta retention, which led to a subsequent cascade of intervention. The third stage is generally the least discussed in antenatal appointments and education and would merit far more prior to birth.

Currently I am donating £10 from every encapsulation I do to the “Every Woman Deserves a Safe Birth” campaign, part of the EGHO charity. The campaign is run by Katie Vidler and Lizzie Troy. Katie is one of the wonderful midwives I work alongside on the Birth Centre at Chelsea Westminster Hospital. She regularly spends several months in Kenya bringing life saving skills to local midwives and is the sort of grounded, inspiring MW I’d happily rely on myself.

If you’d like to help support this year’s effort to take supplies and skills to Kenya please donate here

URGENT: We still need your support to help stop the EU from banning placenta services