Anna Morgan, placenta encapsulist
When asked as a little girl what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say I wanted to be a mommy! It was that same love and desire for motherhood and children which awakened my life’s passion. In 2003 I married my best friend and two years later our first little one entered the world. In 2009, as a mother of three, I began my birth career as a certified doula and have loved supporting families and helping them achieve their dreams of a happy and healthy birth and postpartum. During my work I discovered placenta encapsulation and wanted to learn more. I decided to train as an encapsulation specialist in 2012 and have provided encapsulation services to over 160 TN families since that time.
In the fall of 2015, now the mother of five, I continued my education in Placenta Arts. After many months of training and study I earned my certification through APPA. My goal is to share my passion for encapsulation with my community and to provide placenta arts services with the highest quality and safety standards available.
As a mother remembering and embracing your time of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood is an important part of processing and enjoying this season of life. It is for this reason that I am happy to have trained in inclusion jewelry and to be able to create breastmilk, placenta, hair, and ash keepsakes for the parents in my community.
My Personal Encapsulation Story
In the summer of 2013 I was expecting my fifth child and was already suffering from pre-partum depression and anxiety. This made me very nervous since I had struggled with different levels of anxiety and depression after each of my first four births. Two years earlier I had become a certified placenta encapsulation specialist because I had seen the positive results friends and doula clients were having and as I studied I believed more and more in the process. After my daughter was born I was very excited to get my pills and give them a try. My encapsulation partner at the time, completed my encapsulation in my kitchen, and it was exciting to watch her work with my beautiful placenta. I am thrilled to report that not only did I not have any depression or anxiety during my postpartum time I didn’t even have baby blues. I also found that my recovery was much faster than it had been with the others and that I had an abundance of energy. I have always been anemic after my births and I was not after this birth and encapsulation. I still have my tincture in the freezer to use down the road. My only regret is not having the knowledge about placenta encapsulation soon enough to have done it with the first four placentas.
I do not share this story to say that everyone who has their placenta encapsulated will have the exact same results but to express my love for placenta encapsulation and the possibilities it has for mothers during their postpartum time. I would love to answer any questions that you might have regarding placenta encapsulation.
Triple certified Placenta Arts and Encapsulation Specialist. Originally trained in 2012 through Placenta Benefits International. Later to increase her knowledge and skills she trained and certified through the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts. She has completed course work and obtained certificates from ServSafe Food Handlers and APPA Bloodborne Pathogen Prevention.