For years I have researched placenta encapsulation but was always hesitant. With my 3rd baby I decided to give it a shot and I was NOT disappointed! I went to BirthsAndBeyond.com and I had the most amazing experience. Brandie made everything about it so easy from start to finish. She answered any questions I had day or night, educated me on the benefits of each product (I didn’t even know so many different options existed) and kept me updated throughout the process. I received the capsules, tincture, salve for myself with lavender and one without lavender for baby, as well as a keepsake print. It was packaged soooo beautifully along with instructions on how to use it all. I know this might not be for everyone but I didn’t think it was for me either until I did it. If you’re an expecting mama with any questions, contact her you will be so glad you did
Phoebe with her Print
Pregnancy is a scary, yet beautiful time in life. The overwhelming joy you get while watching your baby grow inside of you is a feeling that is so hard to explain. It is even more special when that baby growing inside of you is your rainbow baby. And for me, my baby is a double rainbow baby. We had lost the first two pregnancies (Oct. 2019 & June 2020) both in the first trimester. Fast forward to Sept. 2020 and we found out we were pregnant! You can imagine the excitement we had knowing we got another chance at being parents! However, along with the excitement came the anxiety and fear of possibly losing another baby, and that made it hard to stay excited.
Sometime late in the first trimester, beginning of the second, we found out about Births and Beyond and began chatting with Brandie. She was and is wonderful. She helped me tremendously by easing my mind of another possible miscarriage, provided resources on how to get through the losses and shared her personal journey with me. She understood that even though I was so thankful to God for allowing me to become pregnant again, she understood how scared I was about losing my baby again. She provided TONS of support on pregnancy, labor and delivery and ways to labor. She helped me feel more prepared for when and how my baby would make his appearance.
Fast forward to now, my son was born 5/14/2021. He is a chunky, healthy beautiful baby boy and we are over the moon thrilled to be his parents.
He is absolutely perfect in every way to us. :) And being that he is our double rainbow baby, we wanted to do something unique and special to remember the pregnancy journey.
We decided that because the baby's placenta was his life support during the last nine months, we wanted to make a placenta print. Brandie made it so special for us, and made the process of collecting the placenta completely stress free. All we had to do was let the OBGYN at the hospital know that we wanted to keep our placenta and Brandie handled the rest. The prints came out beautiful and made a wonderful addition to his nursery.
I would definitely recommend Brandie at Births and Beyond for placenta prints and any of her services for that matter! She is an amazing individual who truly cares about her clients and their families! Thanks again Brandi! We will reach out when we are ready for baby #2!
Maverick's Print and Umbilical Cord Keepsake
If you want the most compassionate, thoughtful, supportive, professional and considerate doula, you found one right here! I initially contacted Brandie for the placenta encapsulation, but ended up having her as my doula as well. I had a home birth and Brandie came over several weeks before the due date. I loved her energy right away!
She brought some interesting information regarding birth and placenta encapsulation, affirmations, suitcase full of stuff to help a woman during labor: natural pain management tools, essential oils, snacks , honey sticks, etc.
My labor began at 5:15 in the morning. I called Brandie, she picked up right away and came to my place very fast. What a huge help and support we received from her!
She helped me find the most comfortable position to deliver my baby and supported me all the way through labor and delivery and afterwards.
We still keep in touch because I just love her and her energy. Meeting her was a true blessing"
Damir with his Print
I am beyond happy that I found Brandie!! She did my placenta encapsulation for me. She picked up my placenta from the hospital and delivered the capsules to my home along with some super sweet gifts. She is very caring, sweet and knowledgeable person with great energy. She helped me with all my questions and stayed in touch throughout my pregnancy and after. If you are looking for a doula or a person to do placenta encapsulation, cream (salve) or placenta art, she is the one!!!!! Will be recommending her to my friends!! Thank you Brandie.
Aleksandr with his Print