Over the past few years, placenta encapsulation has become increasingly popular. More and more professional placenta specialists are getting certified from overseeing organizations, such as the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (Hart Hayes, 2016). As for the people hiring these specialists, a survey conducted by Selander in 2013 asked 189 women living in the US and Canada about their knowledge and experience with placenta encapsulation. Most of these women knew of placenta encapsulation and the majority of those women had, or plan on having, their placentas encapsulate (Selander, Cantor, Young, & Benyshek, 2013).
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