how i became passionate about placentas

Nikki Welling, owner of Cherished Placentas. Placenta encapsulation specialist, offering placenta encapsulation throughout East Anglia and London.

Hi I'm Nikki, founder and owner of Cherished Placentas....


My journey with placenta encapsulation began back in 2013. I was heavily pregnant with my first baby when I came across placenta encapsulation. It sounded something that made complete sense too me, after all mammals eat theirs. But I figured it would be a complicated process adding more stress. Not to mention being a very naive fist time mummy.


So, here i am with my beautiful baby boy but with  a complicated labour.  I lost a significant amount of blood, left with a permanent pudenial nerve damage and no sleep for 5 days whilst in hospital.


I bled for weeks, felt empty, no energy. My milk had taken 5 long days to finally come in. Things then led to postnatal depression (PND). I never questioned any of it, not once. I've always heard "you've just had a baby"


I then fell pregnant with my 2nd son in 2014. I knew instantly I wanted my placenta made into capsules. So, after finding a specialist I was all booked in.


I can honestly say with my hand on my heart my recovery was unbelievable. I had opted for placenta smoothies and capsules. After my first smoothie my milk came in within 30-60 minutes. With each smoothie I felt like i was putting life back into me. I craved the one after the other,  i can still feel that craving 4 years on! 


I began  my capsules, which gave me a deep love rush. I felt on top of the world, even though i had a c-section & caring after a 14 month old. My c-section healed impeccably, I only bled for 9 days but most importantly I never went through the baby blues or PND.


I knew I had to offer placenta encapsulation to lots of other mummies, so they could too also benefit  from these wonderful benefits I had felt. 


And In 2018  Cherished Placentas was born & has grown strength from strength.


  • "Nikki from Cherished Placentas has literally changed my postnatal recovery into the most amazing experience. I would strongly urge another mummy to be that is considering placenta encapsulation to 100% do it!"


A beautiful placenta remedies package to help mummy replenish and repair herself from the inside out.

the placenta lab

Cherished Placentas has a purpose built unit to prepare your placenta safely & hygienically

At Cherished Placentas we have a purpose built unit/lab where we prepare your placenta. 

We use the highest grade of disinfectants, equipment and are fully trained to the highest standards. 


Only one placenta is prepared at one time. We follow a detailed FSMS and adhere to strict protocols at all times.

IPEN Trained 

HACCP and Food Safety trained

Member of PRN

Fully Insured

Registered with Environmental Health


To view credentials please click on PRN certificates