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Placenta Services: Getting the Word Out
I had an incredible time educating the public at the table I had for my business, Seattle Placenta Encapsulation, at Babyfest NW this month. Placentas are a part of my everyday life, and at this point, I even meet people never intending on having children who have heard of this service. But that Saturday helped me realize that there are still a large number of people in the surrounding Seattle region who are unaware that this exists.
I heard a mix of everything that day. Stories of families wishing they had encapsulated their placentas, stories of hospitals that "forgot" to save the placenta for the mother, and a lot of "I've heard about this. My good friend did this and said it was awesome!" And on the opposite end, I sure got my fair share of "So what is placenta encapsulation?" I respond with a breakdown of what it means, and I get "Ew! No thanks, I'm good!"
Here's the thing - I'm not in this business to "make" anyone do anything. Yes, I'm incredibly passionate about this work. I love it, I honor it, I believe in it. I have my own personal experience that did wonders for me, and I hear from clients all the time about how much this service has helped their transition in the postpartum world. However, I understand that this is not the most comfortable treatment for everyone, and I'm all about empowering families. I love to educate people about what I do, and why I do it. But I'm not going to pressure you to come to my table as you walk by hesitantly at a birth fair - I do not like "salespeople" pressure put on me. That being said, I hear so often from my clients, "You need to get out there and tell people your services exist! I found out about you so last minute, and I'm so glad I did!"
So where do I find the balance between sharing my resources with the consumers of the birthing world, while being empathetic and maintaining appropriate boundaries? How would you prefer to hear about placenta services?
12/14/2022 10:40:23 am
Thanks greatt blog post
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