Providing Maryland families an array of services to help them achieve a healthy, gentle pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.
Placenta Encapsulation is a two-day process. On the first day, a specialist will come to your home and sterilize your kitchen. She will clean and prepare the placenta using Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques. Once this is complete, she prepares the placenta for dehydration, and will leave the placenta dehydrating in your home overnight. When she returns on the second day, she will fill the capsules.
Birth Boot Camp
Let Carmen help you achieve the birth of your dreams! As a certified Birth Boot Camp instructor, she is thrilled to provide expectant Baltimore-area couples with education about their childbirth choices, and to assist them in experiencing a healthy, empowering, natural birth. Learn more about Birth Boot Camp here.
Birth Doula Support
Birth doulas provide couples with emotional and physical support throughout their pregnancy, labor, and birth, to help them achieve the birth experience they desire.
Postpartum Doula Support
Our postpartum doulas support families through their transition home with baby. By helping maintain the home, caring for the newborn or older children, light housekeeping, and everything in between, the family can rest, focusing on what’s most important- their new baby.
Umbilical Cord Keepsake
Your baby’s umbilical cord will be dried into keepsake, typically in a heart shape. This sweet memento is a perfect addition to a baby book or a shadow box with a photo. Some families have even chosen to plant the keepsake somewhere special or in a potted plant.
Placenta tincture is an easy addition to the encapsulation service. By using a high grade drinking alcohol and a small piece of placenta, you can make your placenta’s benefits last longer, even after your pills are gone.
Mama’s Healing Salve
Made with a variety of healing herbs, this salve will nourish and help heal your family’s skin. If you wish, a small amount of your placenta can also be added to this salve to enhance its healing properties. The salve can be used on cesarean scars, diaper rash, tender perineal tissue, cuts and scrapes, cradle cap & more.
Placenta prints are a beautiful way for families to honor their baby’s placenta. All prints are done on high quality, acid-free paper.
Postpartum Herbal Bath Soak
Nourish and soothe sore and tender perineal tissue after birth with this herbal soak. Made with a variety of healing herbs, this brew can be added to a regular bath or a sitz bath. It can also be added to a peri-bottle for rinsing off after using the bathroom.
The information on this page has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The services Carmen Calvo offers are not clinical, pharmaceutical, or intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Families who choose to utilize the services on this page take full responsibility for using the remedies at their own risk. Should you have additional questions, please visit our frequently asked questions, or contact us.