About IPEN Placenta Network

IPEN Placenta Network is an International Network of Placenta Specialists and mothers who are dedicated to transforming the way people view the placenta around the world.

IPEN Director, Lynnea Shrief attending Normality Conference for Midwives in Gloucester November 2012

IPEN Placenta Network licenses and supports over 100 Placenta Encapsulation Specialists in more than 8 countries around the world.  The IPEN website provides a rich source of information, articles and research about the different options a mother has to consume her placenta after birth. The IPEN Network is made of women and men who harbour a deep rooted belief that new mothers deserve the opportunity to make use of their placenta after birth regardless of social taboos or cultural traditions. Over 1000 women in the UK and Ireland have had their placentas encapsulated by IPEN Specialists from 2009 until today.  Over the last 3 years, IPEN has grown to become one of the world’s leading placenta encapsulation services.

The IPEN Placenta Network was founded by Lynnea Shrief in October 2010.  Lynnea is a doula, massage therapist and mother of two. She began assisting mother with placenta remedies from 2008 and consumed her own placenta after birth in 2009. From 2009, Lynnea offers placenta encapsulation training to midwives and doulas who were interested in offering placenta services to their clients.

IPEN Trained and Certified Placenta Specialists are women who work within the birthing community as midwives, doulas, ante-natal teachers, hypnobirthing practitioners, therapists, herbal and TCM professionals, acupuncturists and homeopaths. We believe the placenta, grown by both mother and baby is an integral part of the healing process for new mothers after birth, giving a powerful gift no medicine or herbal remedy can provide. By utilising the placenta, making the placenta more palatable and giving new mothers unique ways of embracing its healing powers, we provide a comfortable and gentle approach to understanding how and why the placenta should not be treated as waste.

About IPEN Trained Placenta Specialists

Our IPEN trained and Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialists are the only specialists you will see listed in our directory, most of whom are located in the UK and Ireland. Our team is highly trained to provide you with safe and professional placenta services that meet food hygiene regulations. We adhere to Control of Substances Hazardess to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002, The Human Tissue Act 2004, The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999  and we are currently implementing a Food Safety Management System according to HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).

IPEN Specialsts are:

  • Trained and Certified, highly skilled in practical and theory knowledge about the placenta and placenta encapsulation. Certificates include IPEN Placenta Encapsulation Ceficate, Food Hygiene Certificate, Bloodborne Pathogen Training Certificate and many Specialists hold midwifery degrees and/or other diplomas in birth studies.
  • Trusted by many midwives, NHS and Private hospitals and health practitioners who are recommending their patients to IPEN Placenta Specialists every day.
  • Held by a Code of Practice written to protect both the Client and the Specialist ensuring we deliver a safe and quality service to every Client. We adhere to Government Health and Safety and Food Hygiene Regulations and all our equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sterilised after each Client using hospital grade cleansers and sterilisers.
  • Women and Mothers focused on Client Care ensuring every client receives factual and understandable information. Our Specialists are sympathetic and understanding of each Client’s personal situation and aim to be flexible where possible aiming to make the placenta services simple and stress free.