Placenta Photo Frame

THE PLACENTA

The placenta is a self-grown organ which protects and nourishes the baby throughout pregnancy. It is released by the mother after it has done its job by delivering your baby. It’s been said that the placenta contains the identity of both mother and baby as it is one of the first connections they create together. In some countries they plant the placenta in the garden to grow a ‘Tree of Life’ ensuring a healthy child and some people believe eating the placenta is a source of vitality to the women.  
HEALTH BENEFITS: I’m sure you’ve heard of women eating their placenta declaring it is great nourishment for new mothers. Many have also been looking towards placenta nourishment pills. However, in 2015, according to the BBC it was scientifically proven that eating your placenta has no health benefit. So why not have a Placenta Photo Frame instead? 

THE PLACENTA PHOTO FRAME

A Placenta Photo Frame is a functional piece that owes its unparalleled aesthetic and emotional significance to one’s very own placenta organ retained from childbirth. Formerly a source of vitality for your baby, your placenta can now be reworked by me for its inclusion in a decorative keepsake and memory of your pregnancy which connects the baby and their placenta back together outside the womb.
HOW IS A FRAME MADE? Taking pride in my work, I feel it is important that each frame is unique to the individual, therefore, I direct my full attention and care to only one placenta order at a time. Included in the price, is the process of dehydration; this includes the initial storage of your placenta, equipment set-up, the eight hour dehydration process and the correct medically-advised protective wear and equipment.  Using these dehydrated fragments of the very placenta you and your baby created together,  your frame is meticulously hand-created, hand-shaped and hand-polished by me in the U.K.  For this reason, please note, all work is handmade from beginning to end by me (not a machine), therefore, products may not look the same as the images. 
HOW LONG DOES A FRAME TAKE? From the date at which I receive your placenta, your frame should be complete in approx. 8-12 weeks. Completion is extremely dependant on the weather as natural drying time is crucial.

APPERANCE OPTIONS AND PRICE

SIZE & PRICE: The first decision you will need to make, which is price dependant, is size.  A 4’x6’ frame is £225.00 and a 5’x7’ is £265.00. 
LANDSCAPE OR PORTRAIT: When deciding on the appearance of your frame you must chose between either a portrait of a landscape frame. Both options are the same price. 
COLOUR ON THE REVERSE OF YOUR FRAME: Black is included in the price although other colours, baby pink, baby blue or sunshine yellow, are an extra £55.00. 
INSCRIBTION: Your baby’s date of birth and/or name can be set inside the frame. The first 10 letters and/or numbers are included in the price although they are 50p each thereafter.

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

LAURA, ESSEX UK 2015 Whilst pregnant, in October 2014 Laura became intrigued by the Placenta Photo Frame. Laura: “I saw your details in one of the baby magazines (I can't remember which one, I've been reading a few recently!) and thought it was a great idea. It will definitely be a conversation starter!” Laura was due over Christmas but I wasted no time and happily worked through this busy period. On the 27th of December I collected Laura’s placenta from her home and began creating her Placenta Photo Frame. Since giving birth to a little girl Laura had kept her placenta in the freezer. Laura was my first and only client to go for a pink version and I feel the splash of colour really brought her Placenta Photo Frame to life. Laura: "It looks great, It has pride of place in our living room and is always a talking point whenever people come round!” 
AUDREY, LONDON UK 2015 Audrey gave birth over a year ago and she kept her placenta safe in the freezer until deciding to order a 4" x 6" Placenta Photo Frame in black. Audrey was based in London so I collected and delivered from her family home. Audrey's placenta has created the most colourful Placenta Photo Frame yet with an incredible range of brown tones. Audrey: "I really love the frame; I sent a pic to my midwife too. Thank you. It's going to be a talking point in our house for years to come. I'm happy my placenta has been put to good use and will be on display forever- if I have any more babies I know where to come!"
HEAR FROM OTHER PREVIOUS CLIENTS

TRANSPORTATION OF YOUR PLACENTA

Option 1. COLLECTION I am happy to collect your placenta. Price will be dependant on your location. (This roughly works out at the cost of the train ticket plus £5 per hour spent travelling. However if you live in the Brighton / Essex / London area discounts are available.) Many previous clients have travelled in to London and I have met them at a train station to collect. 
Option 2. DELIVERY If you would like to deliver your placenta that’s fine. You can either drop it off to me in Stratford, London UK or to my Studio in Rayleigh, Essex UK. This option would obviously be free. 
Option 3. COURIER I am pleased to offer Anglia Courier Services, an approved National Blood and National Health Service, perfect for transporting your placenta. Anglia Courier Services www.angliacouriers.biz are an established and friendly company with full comprehensive vehicle insurance. Also they kindly offer, my clients only, a 20% discount and I add no additional fee to this service. For a free collection quote please contact me.

DELIVERY

Option 1. COLLECTION If you would like to collect that’s fine. You can either collect from me in Stratford, London UK or my Studio in Rayleigh, Essex UK. This option would obviously be free. 
Option 2. DELIVERY I am happy to deliver your finished frame. Price will be dependant on your location. (This roughly works out at the cost of the train ticket plus £5 per hour spent travelling. However if you live in the Brighton / Essex / London area discounts are available.) Many previous clients have travelled in to London and I have met them at a train station. 
Option 3. ROYAL MAIL When sending items via post I will only send via Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed. This service is recommended by the post office for valuable items.  Post and Packaging for a Placenta Photo Frame is £15.00. 

HOW TO ORDER

RETAIN YOUR PLACENTA: Remember to inform your midwife that you would like to keep your placenta so they can begin organising this for you. If your placenta is already frozen and ready to go we can get started straight away. 
A FROZEN PLACENTA: If your placenta is already frozen and ready to go we can get started straight away.
CONTACT ME: Please contact me as soon as possible so I can pencil you into my schedule. We can also discuss the transportation of your placenta, your frames appearance and your delivery options. Then once your little one has arrived, at a time when you are ready, you can contact me to begin the process. It is at this time that we can confirm your options and payment will be requested.  No deposit is taken prior to this point.


If like my previous clients, you appreciate the significance of the placenta, the first thing to do is contact me to discuss your options.