Things have been busy here at PBi Headquarters lately! With getting new specialists started with their education and helping others become certified, the Midwifery Educators Conference in June, the California Midwives Association Conference in July, and the As They Grow Kids’ Consignment Event in September, the summer has just flown by!
It is high time we stop and recognize the accomplishments of a specialist who has passed the rigorous process of becoming a PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist®, Nicole Link-Troen! Congratulations for Nicole are long overdue.
Becoming a PBi-Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist® (CPES) takes time, commitment and hard work. To become certified, a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist® must have completed scientific research and written response papers, acquired experience in placenta encapsulation services by preparing three placentas using PBi’s Method of Placenta Encapsulation, and completed additional food preparation safety certification to be in compliance with their state’s stringent health department protocols. Women in Richmond, Virginia and surrounding areas now have someone who can safely prepare and assist them in placenta encapsulation, following all OSHA and State Health Regulations and safety rules.
Nicole became certified in early August after encapsulating four placentas in one week, thanks to the snowstorms in the area last winter! (Snow is good for the baby business!) One of the four clients had identical twins! Since they shared space in the womb, Nicole was able to incorporate the final braiding of their cords with a small part of the sac to honor the time the girls spent together. Throughout the course of the encapsulation process, PBi Placenta Encapsulation Specialist®s are trained to honor the spirit of the placenta and the special bond between mother and child. If there is something special that you’d like to have done with your placenta, please talk to your PBi-Trained PES to discuss your wishes!
“PBi helped me work through my anxiety about reentering the working world and transitioning to motherhood.
I made the decision to encapsulate my placenta fairly late in my pregnancy, and I am so glad that I did. I firmly believe that my pills helped me tremendously in the postpartum period, not just with my emotions, but with my breastfeeding and milk supply. I am grateful that I never have to know how things would have been for me without the placenta pills. When my son was three months old, I was interested in doing work that would allow me to be available to him and still answer the call toward birth work. Becoming a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist® seemed the obvious choice, so I looked into my options.
Placenta Benefits offered legitimacy, a clear outline for training and certification, and still maintain the freedom to manage my own clients and business. The online course was easy to manage while nursing and was a welcome break from the repetitive and tedious household duties. The initial fees for the course have easily been recouped in the process of finishing certification with my first few clients and now I am left with a great business and a supportive network of specialists.
Being an encapsulation specialist grants me the ability to be involved with the birthing (of the mother) process and still raise my son on my own time. I love each of the new mothers that I get to meet and am so pleased to be a small part of such a sacred time in their lives. I love this job and I find it to be an emotionally fulfilling thing for me to do while my son is in such a needy time in his life and my family is forming.” – Nicole Link-Troen
Well said Nicole! Thank you for all your hard work; we are so glad that you are involved in the ‘birthing (of the mother) process’ and thrilled to have you working with us!