About IPEN Placenta Network

IPEN Placenta Network is an International Network of Placenta Advisors 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 Advisors in more than 8 countries around the world and we have helped over 4,000 mothers consume their placentas in the UK alone.  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. Thousands of women have benefitted from their own placentas with the help and support of IPEN placenta specialists over the last 5 years. We are experienced and professional and leading the field in placenta remedies advice and support.

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 remedies training to midwives and doulas who were interested in offering placenta advice to their clients.

IPEN Trained and Certified Placenta Advisors are women who support mothers in their local birth 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 offering advice for mothers on 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 Advisors

Our IPEN trained and Certified Placenta Encapsulation Advisors are the only advisors 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 advice, support and information.

IPEN Specialsts are:

  • Trained and Certified, highly skilled in practical and theory knowledge about the placenta and placenta encapsulation. Certificates include IPEN Placenta Encapsulation Certificate, Food Hygiene Certificate, Bloodborne Pathogen Training Certificate and many Advisors 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 Advisors every day.
  • Held by a Code of Practice written to protect both the Client and the Specialist ensuring we offer a safe and quality advice and information to every Client.
  • 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 to ensure our placenta advice, information and support is simple and stress free.