What past clients are saying about LifeTree Placenta Services…
“One of the best decisions I made with my second pregnancy was to have my placenta encapsulated. From the first conversation I had with Nikole, I knew that LifeTree Postpartum Services would be the perfect fit. She was helpful, knowledgeable, answered all of my questions, and provided great information about multiple questions I had. The best part of my experience was the effect the capsules had on me – I call them my ‘Superwoman pills’ because in the first few weeks following my son’s birth, after taking the pills, I felt calmer, more focused, and had more energy. The pills also made me feel more in tune with my emotions. I wish I had done the same for my daughter’s birth! I am so very grateful for everything Nikole did! Her kindness, her professionalism, and the beautiful touches she included in the completed package she delivered. I will forever remember my son’s birth and those first few weeks as an incredibly beautiful, joyous, and peaceful time.” ~Jennifer G-C.
“When I first looked in to placental encapsulation I had no idea what I was looking for. Right from the start Nikole was very prompt and informative when answering my numerous emails filled with a whole range of questions. She gave me her answers plus links to other sources where I could look to have all the information I needed. I had access to her throughout the rest of my pregnancy whenever I needed anything answered or even just for support as a first time mom. She came to the hospital to pick up and deliver my products and sat with me, asking how everything was and genuinely taking an interest in how I and my new family was adapting. Since then I have still been able to contact her at anytime with questions or concerns about motherhood and my new baby and always feel welcome to do so. I have referred several of my own patients to her services and am extremely confident that she will give them the best care as she gave to me.” ~Stacy C-K.
“So I am going to encapsulate my placenta after my birth…
What?, Your kidding!, That’s gross!, Why?!, You are insane!”. Those were just a few of the responses I got when I shared what I was planning to do after the birth of my second child. I knew it was something that was worth looking into, reading about, and at the least doing my research on. I mean its your placenta the “temporary organ” that keeps your baby alive for 40 weeks +/- in utero, I mean that is a pretty powerful being. How could it not have powerful benefits after birth as well? Well I was committed to finding out.
When my daughter was born over 4 years ago, it was tough. Between being a first time mother, exclusively nursing, trying to get by on just moments of sleep, wondering if and when my emotions would stabilize, etc, there were days I didn’t know if I was coming or going. All of those factors were taking a toll on me emotionally, physically, and spiritually, I was feeling so drained and struggling during what was supposed to be the best time of my life.
Fast forward…I give birth to my son in January 2014. Oh no! It was the same weather my daughter was born in…A Horrible Snow Storm but I knew one thing would be different…I had found Nikole who was going to journey and trek through that storm to come capture and encapsulate my placenta for me! While doing my research I spoke to a few people who did encapsulation, all were good, but she was great! The first time I talked to her I felt so comfortable and connected…I knew she was the right person. She explained everything to me, really taking the time, checked and double checked if I had any questions and really gave me a sense that she was honored to be a part of my birth and I was really humbled by that. I remember sending her a message that my placenta was ready for pick up, part of me wanted to get it to her so badly but the other part didn’t want her to have to drive in that weather for it. She was so wonderful, said she was on her way she would take her time and get back hopefully before the worst of it. I mean come on…how wonderful does she sound…she is! I was recovering from a c section, it was uncomfortable and painful, but I was feeling the bliss of my new baby boy and the anticipation of how wonderful and different this after birth would be. The very next day, Nikole texted me to say she was coming back with everything for me. I couldn’t believe they were ready. I was so excited. She came in my room and introduce herself face to face, it was like I knew her for years. She gave me this adorably wrapped bag with all of my goodies, spent some time, and told me if I had any questions to not hesitate and get in touch with her. Well I did, and she was so supportive answering all of my questions and really creating more positive energy for me. I was on my way and was both excited and nervous at the same time.
So…did it help? Well it was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself and for my family. I felt so much more energy, was more focused, and even had more patience. I feel like my recovery was easier and faster because of them and my milk supply was boosted which was a plus! I have since shared my experience with just about everyone who asks me about my son and my birth. One – because it worked so great for me, and Two – because I really feel like the more we “normalize” it the more people will be open to it and with that will come so many more happy mamas! While I will say that both of my children have been the biggest blessing in my life, they were times that did add additional stress and at times pressure. In the end I was glad the way it all worked out, because I was able to tell the difference between doing the Placenta Encapsulation and not. I would recommend anyone who is thinking of doing it to look at it as a health benefit and something you deserve! It is something that will help restore and replenish all of those “essentials” lost during delivery and a great way to help your body, mind, and soul regain its strength back in every sense.
Thank you so much Nikole and LifeTree Postpartum Services. You hold a special place in my heart and I am so grateful I found you!” ~MaryAnn
“Having my placenta encapsulated was one of the best decisions I’ve made! I have no friends or family that have done this before, nor even discussed it. However, I was reading about many celebrity moms that were doing it and they were raving about the results. I was intrigued so I decided to read up on it and as an educated woman my choice was a no brainer. Everything about it made complete sense. What made my decision even easier was working with Nikole. I never once felt pressured after initially contacting her. She was a complete professional and the forms and information I needed to fill out were on point and simple. My delivery came a little earlier than expected and Nikole had my placenta pills and tincture ready the next day!!! She even spent the time to sit with my husband and answer all of his questions. When he came back he told me how glad he was that I had the pills made. This was my third c section and definitely my most difficult. I immediately felt a change in my hormones for the better after taking the pills. I am able to enjoy every second with my baby and some how have energy , even with two toddlers at home too. My milk supply has never been better. With my first two babies I was never able to nurse full time and pump when needed. With this baby I am able to nurse and then pump in between sessions if needed. I also had the tincture made so I will be able to use this during menopause. I am sooo glad I got this done. I wish I knew about it with my first two pregnancies! If anyone is second guessing on whether to have this service done they should!! It is so worth it!” ~K.R.
“I always laugh because we often look for definitive proof that placenta ingestion “works” yet we run into stores to by stretch mark cream, despite warnings that stretch marks are genetic. I used placenta encapsulation and felt that many of the symptoms of being “post natal” never happened for me. I didn’t experience hair-loss, mood swings, “baby blues” and overwhelming fatigue. Working with Nikole was almost like working with a ghost while we were in the hospital. She slipped in and out to pick up the placenta and we spent our time gushing over our new baby. She dropped off the tincture, broth and pills to our home with no problem and even forgave my anti-social behavior. What I have found most helpful is that Nikole – at no charge – continues to be available to me to answer questions. I was so grateful for her advice and references when I struggled with breastfeeding and she still answers natural baby care questions. I will always recommend placenta encapsulation and, for my local friends, I will always suggest Nikole.” ~Endelea M.
“It took me until my fourth baby to finally consider having my placenta encapsulated. I was kind of hesitant and squeamish. Nikole answered all of my questions and concerns clearly and patiently, and I decided to go for it. Although I had never suffered from any PPD or even baby blues, I have to say that the placenta capsules this time helped even out my roller coaster hormones and moods, and level my milk supply, compared to the the crazy oversupply I had for the first year with my other babies. Nikole brought everything to my home so quickly, with everything labelled and clear directions. I love that even when my capsules run out, there is also the tincture that she included as well! It was a great experience, and I would highly recommend LifeTree to any pregnant woman.” ~L.C.
“Nikole’s service allowed me to deepen the significance of my childbearing year. The placenta–the first world of my baby– was not something I wanted to just throw away. Nikole’s encapsulation service allowed me to create a meaningful ritual and kept me connected to my body and my new daughter. I had my placenta dried by Nikole so that I could pour the ashes into 2 rivers that hold great significance to me and my husband– and therefore connect us and our daughter more deeply to the earth and to our experiences. But it was the act of honoring that placenta that felt most significant. So whether you choose to ingest the placenta or create some other meaningful ritual, I feel that Nikole’s service invites a family to honor the first home of their baby. I was also delighted with the presentation of her work. Along with the placenta, Nikole had also dried my daughter’s umbilical cord into the shape of a heart. Nikole returned everything to me in beautiful muslin bags tucked into a simple bag. It felt like opening a gift when I returned home to look at it all. The umbilical cord now sits framed on my home alter–a constant reminder of the 9 months my daughter and I grew together.” ~Jamie B.
“The first few weeks with my first baby were very exhausting and my milk supply when I returned to work was hard to keep up. My husband and I read about encapsulation and were excited to try it with our second baby! Nikole was so helpful giving us the information we needed and getting the capsules back to us in less than 24 hours from birth! My milk came in very quickly and I’ve had a great supply for the little one! I have a lot more energy with this baby than my first and now I’m watching 2 kids! I am so glad we did it and would recommend it to every mom! Thank you Nikole! “ ~Emily C.
“When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was a bit turned off and weirded out by everything. I did a few searches and after finding LifeTree and reading more about the process, I couldn’t find a reason to NOT try it. I contacted Nikole with a few questions and her prompt and thorough responses left me feeling even more confident about my decision to go for the encapsulation. While this is my first baby and I have nothing to compare it against, I experienced an extremely positive pregnancy and postpartum period. My milk came in quickly and abundantly and I felt more like my old self within the first week. Of course I am the normal tired but I never expected to bounce back this quickly…to the point I feel up to the challenge of a half marathon (if my doctors would approve this early on)! Bottom line – I highly recommend LifeTree Services and Nikole and any expecting friends will hear this continuously.” ~Jessica B.
“At first the thought of ingesting my placenta was a little bizarre, but I knew in doing so, the benefits would be priceless (chance to avoid mommy blues and much more.) Then I saw Tia Mowry on her reality show talk about how she encapsulated her placenta and I thought to myself hey that’s something I can do, so I began my search. I reached out to a few people in my area who offered these services, but when I spoke with Nikole, I knew my search was over. I knew that I found the person that I could trust to share this experience with. Nikole has great energy and great knowledge, everything I needed to feel comfortable with moving forward. Nikole is very professional and is always available for any questions/concerns I had and still have 3 months later! She made this experience very comfortable and convenient for me and my family. Nonetheless, as a first time mom, I am very pleased with the route I chose (encapsulating my placenta) and very thankful for Nikole who helped bring it all together.” ~J.S.
“Working with Nikole and LifeTree Services was great. Nikole is so personable and a pleasure to work and speak with. She was readily available for all of my questions and answered them with accurate information and multiple options.
Nikole arrived very shortly after the birth of my son and delivered what I ordered in a quick and timely manner.
I am very happy with my placenta pills and items. The placenta prints are beautiful and I will always treasure them!
Nikole is wonderful and I highly recommend her!” ~Michelle
“I’m so grateful I found Nikole and LifeTree. I struggled with postpartum depression and nursing in my first pregnancy with the birth of my first son 3 years ago. I was anxious about being on demand for infant care for my recent 2nd son’s birth given the challenges we had previously, however, I found the process significantly more manageable the 2nd time around largely due to the support of the placenta pills. Even while trying to keep up with an active toddler, I found far more joy, creativity, and peace the first 2 months than I thought possible. Nikole made the process seamless, was responsive and helpful in answering all my questions as well as sharing great Mommy wisdom. I’m excited to use the final pills to support me in my transition back to work. I would strongly recommend her services to anyone seeking a smooth postpartum.” ~Meghan F.
“Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I loved the pills. I went back to work at 4 weeks (part time) and I couldn’t have done it without the pills. They definitely kept my emotions and hormones as normal as can be and I felt good. Thank you!” ~C.B.