The Independent Placenta Encapsulation Network
IPEN is an International placenta remedies training provider for birth professionals wishing to further their education in post-natal placenta services for new mothers. Our goal is to ensure new mothers around the World have access to affordable, safe and effective placenta remedy services by caring professionals who nurture and respect their choice to benefit from their placenta after birth.
IPEN Founder Lynnea Shrief with her son Roman. She benefited from her son's placenta in 2009 in both raw placenta & fruit smoothies and capsules.
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In late 2009, IPEN director and lead training Instructor Lynnea Shrief first offered placenta remedy training to midwives and doulas in her home in Surrey. Lynnea and her team of IPEN instructors have trained over 250 women and men since. IPEN Certified placenta specialists have served thousands of women around the world, working together in a collaborative effort to change the way people view this precious, powerful organ.
IPEN led the 'My Placenta My Choice' campaign to save placenta services in Europe in summer 2014 after the Food Standards Agency suggested a novel food regulation on human placenta as a food within the UK. A novel food regulation on human placenta would have prevented the use of placenta in food stuffs made within the UK and potentially across Europe effectively ending placenta services for new mothers after birth. Through a petition to raise awareness signed by 6,391 people and the help of dozens of dedicated placenta specialists, midwives, doulas and birth professionals and the support of many large birth organisations and thousands of mothers around the world to gather evidence needed in IPEN's defence against the regulation, IPEN was able to prevent an immediate novel food regulation on human placenta and as it stands today, placenta is not classed as a novel food by the Food Standards Agency. You can read more about IPEN's 'My Placenta My Choice' campaign here.
IPEN's new and improved 3 part program, launched in summer 2015, combines an interactive online theory course and personal hands-on practical training with one of our 5 IPEN Instructors located in 3 different countries. We also guide you through food safety and infection control training with reputable third party organisations online.
IPEN certified placenta specialists are recognised by midwives, doulas, obstetricians, hospitals and birth support workers across the globe for their extensive level of birth, placenta, post-natal health and food safety knowledge and experience. Because IPEN doesn't train just anyone, our prerequisites for joining our training program set us apart from other training providers. Mothers served by IPEN Certified specialists can be sure they are supported by experienced and compassionate women who are firmly integrated within their local birth and health care community.
Combining efforts with 4 UK foods safety experts, 2 leading UK food safety microbiologists and Jena University Placenta Lab in Germany, IPEN has put together a comprehensive Food Safety Management System FSMS (aka HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) for the safe preparation of human placenta for consumption in 5 different remedies intended for the mothers own use after birth. IPEN certified placenta specialists can access the latest version of important document and implement IPEN's FSMS (HACCP) into their working practice upon completion of their training. This document is necessary when registering as a food business Environmental Health.
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