Erica Putnam

I have worked in the birthing industry since 2013 after the birth of my first. I began this journey with my experience of pregnancy and hopes of a natural birth at a birth center. With minor complications that led me to the hospital, I gave birth to my daughter. We had a rough postpartum as we did our best to adjust to our new lives together. Encapsulating my placenta was not only valuable, but vital to my recovery. At 6 months postpartum, I became receptionist at the birth center where I had received my care.  For four years, my experience grew as I witnessed the profound changes and affects that placenta encapsulations had on birthing mothers, as I trained as a birth assistant, doula and placenta encapsulation specialist.

I received my Bachelors Degree in Anthropology with a minor in Religious Studies at the University of Utah in 2015. I have a passion for culture and the rites of passage we experience as humans. Birth is a monumental and sacred moment in our stories. I use my background in Anthropology to understand, study and assist in this sacred journey into motherhood.

In the summer of 2017, I completed my training as a placenta encapsulation specialist through International Placenta and Postpartum Association (IPPA),