Carolina Placenta Lady
Hi, my name is Christina Gabbard a.k.a Carolina Placenta Lady. PBi Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Mentor serving NC Metro Area and limited parts of SC since August 2009. I provide placenta encapsulation service for natural mommies; health minded women who have an interest in the TCM properties of encapsulated placenta for alleviation or prevention of post-natal depression, “baby blues”.
I’ve always been an “crunchy” kinda girl. I breastfed, cloth diapered, no-vax, home schooled and made homemade baby food for all my children. My three daughters are a constant source of light and inspiration in my life. I’m a vegetarian who is edging towards raw, and have always used natural, organic products – when I can afford it. I took great joy and pride in growing my own chickens for eggs while living on my anchorage in MN (my hometown).
I first heard about the benefits of ingesting ones own placenta while on a medical mission trip in Dominican Republic. Stories of placenta checking bleeding and restoring health impressed and intrigued me.
Although placenta encapsulation plays a big role in my life, I enjoy other activities too; currently studying naturopathy. I believe and trust in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the medicinal use of food, plants and herbs provided by our Heavenly Father as natural alternatives to pharmaceutical interventions. Providing an alternative to conventional medicine in order to help clients solve their health problems, and bring balance to their lives, is my deepest pleasure.
I’m at home in the garden; square-foot garden for veggies and cut flowers, and medicinal herbs. Enjoy spending time with my family and friends, cuddling my yorkies, time at the beach and mountains, backyard grilling, hiking, and teaching childbirth education classes. I have a background in nursing, studied midwifery and apprenticed for several years.
I have a rich cultural background and draw from time-honored traditions of supporting women.
- Universal Precautions Certified (infection control)
- Certified Food Handler
- OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Certified
- Childbirth Educator
- Nurse since 1995, currently inactive
- Midwives College of Utah
- SC School of Midwifery
- Certified Breastfeeding Educator
- Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Master Herbalist
- Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist & Mentor