Health and Safety

IPEN certified specialists hold all relevant health & safety certificates including Blood Borne Pathogen Training and Food Hygiene certificates. We adhere to government health & safety requirements ensuring that all our equipment is cleaned and sterilised between clients using the highest grade hospital cleaners and sanitisers.

My preparation area is thoroughly cleaned
Worktops, sinks, taps and cupboards doors and handles are thoroughly cleaned with a 20% bleach solution before, during and after encapsulation. I also hospital grade sanitizing wipes (Clinell).

All reusable equipment is properly sterilised
I use disposable equipment whenever possible. Gloves, sponges, scissors, waterproof pads and aprons are all single use and discarded.
To prevent cross contamination, all other re-usable equipment is thoroughly soaked and cleaned in 1% Helizyme solution and then soaked into a sterilising 10% bleach solution or 0.5% Stabimed solution. It is then rinsed under hot running water to remove solution residue and left to air dry.

I do not encapsulate placentas that have been sent to pathology
Sadly, I cannot encapsulate placentas that have been sent to pathology, even if they are returned showing no signs of infection.
Pathology is not a sterile environment and there are too many contamination risks:
– There is no guarantee that the placenta would be kept at the right temperature. This could promote bacterial and viral growth.
– The placenta could come in contact with contaminated surfaces or equipment. In many labs placentas are examined on the same surface as other human tissue or body fluids without proper sterilization in between. This means your placenta could come in contact with other people’s blood borne pathogens.
– The placenta could be exposed to chemicals and preservatives
However, it is possible to request that only a small piece be sent to the lab for testing, and the rest be kept for encapsulation.


Why should you use an IPEN certified placenta specialist to make your remedies?

✓ Certified – Encapsulation Specialists are trained, certified and highly skilled in both the practical and theory of placenta encapsulation
✓ Professional – IPA certified specialists work in the field of birth as doulas or midwives, and operate a professional business for their clients & care passionately about nurturing the mother
✓ Equipment – IPA specialists use the highest standard equipment & sanitation products
✓ Health & Safety – IPA certified specialists hold all relevant health & safety certificates including Blood Borne Pathogen training and Food Hygiene Certificates. They adhere to government health & safety requirement ensuring that all their equipment is cleaned and sterilised between clients using the highest grade hospital cleaners and sanitisers
✓ Code of Conduct – IPA specialists follow a code of conduct ensuring the highest standards of care and top quality remedies

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