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Safety

Here at Roots Birth Services we take the safety of our clients very seriously. That is why we follow all state and OSHA safety guidelines. Below you can learn more about the ways we ensure the health and safety of every product we deliver. 

training and experience 

  • Trained and certified in encapsulation through the Midwives College of Utah 

  • OSHA blood borne pathogens certified through The Red Cross - renewed annually

  • Utah Food Handlers Permit; issued 5/22/2019 - expires 5/22/2022

  • Doula Training - Midwives College of Utah 2013

  • Birth Assistant training and experience 2013 to current

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (NRP) 2013, 2015, 2018, 2021

  • CPR Certified 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2018

  • IV Certification 2008

  • Phlebotomy Certification 2007

transportation and storage

  • Proper storage and handling after the birth and  during transportation is essential to ensuring safety. If your placenta is not refrigerated or put on ice within 4 hours of the birth, or if it is not frozen within 4 days, it will not be able to be used for encapsulation. A placenta that has been frozen for longer than 6 months is also not eligible for encapsulation. Additionally, your placenta is always kept on ice and in a cooler during transportation to my dedicated work space. 

safety during encapsulation

  • Placentas are processed in a dedicated work space that ensures safety, cleanliness, and reduces the chance of any contaminates or allergens

  • Temperature controlled storage of your placenta during refrigeration and processing

  • Only  one placenta is processed at a time to ensure no cross contamination 

  • Only high quality dehydrators that have a temperature control gauge are used 

  • Placenta's are dehydrated at the necessary 160 degrees for 18-24 hours 

  • Universal Precautions are strictly adhered to as well as all OSHA and State Food Handlers guidelines

  • Full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)  is used at every step of the process. This includes gloves, safety goggles, and gown

  • All surfaces are washed and sanitized using a 1:10 bleach solution before and after every placenta

  • All equipment is soaked in a 1:10 bleach solution for a minimum of 10 minutes

  • All surfaces and equipment are rinsed with clean water after sanitization and laid out to air dry per OSHA standards

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