Placenta Encapsulation Specialist®
Stacie Mandeville - Hartford, CT
Greetings! I am a very proud mama of two beautiful daughters, and married to a very supportive husband. I reside in the 'quiet corner' of northeastern Connecticut, but my roots are in neighboring Rhode Island. My personal hobbies include hiking with my dogs, gardening, and making chocolate.
In 1999, I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Rhode Island College with intentions to continue my education and become a counselor, but having my girls changed everything. I was surprised to find the process of giving birth, for me, to be ecstatic and transformational.
That awesome experience has guided me to find my passion for birth work! I have since changed my focus to service other women, and I have been attending births as a labor doula since 2005.
Although I had wonderful birth experiences, my postpartum days were less than ecstatic. I suffered silently through postpartum depression with my first daughter, and sought help when it hit again with my second daughter. If only I knew about placenta encapsulation then, I could have definitely benefited from it! We did, however, bury our girls' placentas under baby trees in our back yard in a Blessing Ceremony.
Becoming a Placenta Encapsulation Specialist® is a great way to further assist the moms in my community, and I look forward to it. It would be an honor to enhance their postpartum days with the natural wellness that this great service can provide.