Congratulations to our newest mentor, Katherine Scalf! Katherine became a birth and breastfeeding advocate after the birth of her first child in 2009.
“I have known for several years that I would love to be part of the journey that women take during their childbearing year, but I had trouble figuring out in what capacity,” says Katherine. After completing the childbirth educator and doula training through CAPPA, Katherine learned about placenta encapsulation. It wasn’t until the birth of her second child that she experienced the benefits of placentophagia. Katherine’s results were so significant she was inspired to bring placenta encapsulation services to the women in her area. In addition to birth services, Katherine also offers alternative health solutions through doTerra essential oils.
To learn more about Katherine and her services, you may visit her website, Embrace After Birth.
Becoming certified takes lots of hard work and dedication. To become certified, a candidate must read and write response papers to research regarding placentophagy. The candidate must then prepare 3 placentas using the PBi method of encapsulation, and complete a food safety course to adhere to state and local regulations. Being a mentor means you are one of the most experienced specialists and are able to adequately provide education and support to new PESes. Learn more about the PBi training program.