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This course covers types of placentas, the hormones of the placenta, what it is and how it works, examining placentas, and how to learn the history of the pregnancy via the placenta. It also discusses historical and documented benefits, currently available information, safety and how to prepare the placenta for consumption and use in postpartum recovery.

Let us be very clear – our Placenta Specialist course is more than how to dry out flesh, grind it up and put it in pills.  Many students want to learn more than just that our course contents are listed below.

This course is reserved for our Professional Members

Prerequisites: Madriella Birth Doula course, Madriella Postpartum Doula course, Professional Development course

Course Requirements:
Textbooks for course (see reading list)
A working Internet connection
A computer or mobile device capable of:
a) Accessing the Internet
b) Uploading a written assignment/digital photo
c) Posting/reading messages in the forum
Completion and certification of the following: (may be done during the course)
a) Blood Borne Pathogens training for Placenta Encapsulators
b) Food Handlers Card

Active Participation in the forum is required

This course will be available end of October 2017.  We had planned on it being done earlier however we are expanding the curriculum and required reading to give you a comprehensive course geared to safe practices and holistic knowledge of placenta lore.

Module 1 What and who's is it?  
Unit 1 Unexpected Introduction
Unit 2 Introduction - The Human Placenta
Unit 3 Placental Terminology
Unit 4 Setting Legal Precedents.
Unit 5 What happens during Third Stage of Labor
Unit 6 Getting to know the Placenta
Unit 7 Book Review - Placenta Wit
Module 2 The Hormones of the Placenta  
Unit 1 The Hormones of the Placenta
Unit 2 Placental opioid enhancing factor (POEF)
Unit 3 Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
Unit 4 Oxytocin
Unit 5 Progesterone
Unit 6 Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Unit 7 Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH)
Unit 8 Human Chorionic Adrenocorticotropin (hCACTH)
Unit 9 Human Placental Lactogen (hPL)
Unit 10 Human Chorionic Thyrotropin (hCT)
Unit 11 Immunogoblin G (IgG)
Unit 12 Estrogen
Unit 13 Exam - the hormones of the Placenta
Module 3 Placenta Examination  
Unit 1 The Placenta – Form and Function
Unit 2 Embryology as it pertains to the development of the placenta
Unit 3 A baby's story.
Unit 4 Two sides to it's story - Shultz
Unit 5 Two sides to its story - Duncan
Unit 6 Examining a Placenta
Unit 7 Inspect The Parenchyma 1
Unit 8 Inspect the Parenchyma 2
Unit 9 Inspect the Parenchyma 3
Unit 10 Inspect the Parenchyma 4
Unit 11 Inspect the Parenchyma 5
Unit 12 Inspect the Parenchyma 6
Unit 13 Inspect the Parenchyma - 7
Unit 14 Inspect the Parenchyma - 9
Unit 15 Inspect the Parenchyma #10
Module 4 The Placenta - a Gift of Life  
Unit 1 Historical and Ethnological Traditions
Unit 2 Placenta Trees
Unit 3 The Celtic Calendar of Trees and Placenta
Unit 4 "Those who know me love me"
Unit 5 Placenta Pots
Unit 6 Lucky Charms and Amnion Jewelry
Unit 7 Back to the Healing Powers of the Placenta
Module 5 Working with the Placenta  
Unit 1 The Evidence on Placenta Encapsulation.
Unit 2 Taking a moment to review your Bloodborne Pathogens training...
Unit 3 Food Handlers Card
Unit 4 Ingestion Rebuttals
Unit 5 Location, Location, Location!
Unit 6 Legal Disclaimers
Unit 7 Basic Supplies List
Unit 8 Your prep work
Unit 9 Transportation
Unit 10 Initial prep of the placenta
Unit 11 Placenta Prints
Unit 12 Preparation Methods
Unit 13 Placenta Tincturing
Unit 14 Encapsulation
Unit 15 Encapsulation Contracts
Unit 16 When Not to Consume
Module 6 Final Exam  
Unit 1 Final Exam