Service for Expectant Mothers Set to Join Over-the-Rhine Business Mix

Posted on April 2, 2021 by sujvary

Mommy Made Encapsulation to host Grand Opening event This Weekend

CINCINNATI (April 2, 2021) – Mommy Made Encapsulation, a placenta encapsulation service for mothers, is officially opening at 1511 Race Street in Over-the-Rhine this weekend. To celebrate, owner Anya Harris will be holding a grand opening event with food and beverages, raffles, and door prizes on Saturday, April 3 from 2-6 p.m. Guests can also receive discounts during the event.

Mommy Made Encapsulation is a placenta encapsulation service targeted to new or expecting mothers who want to provide a holistic alternative to their postpartum journey. Placenta encapsulation is a common postpartum practice for new mothers to help restore nutrients and hormones, and help with postpartum depression. Mommy Made Encapsulation is a franchise that was founded in California; the Cincinnati space, owned by Harris, is the organization’s 10th location. The business will be the first of its kind in OTR and will help women on their postpartum journeys.

“I am a mom myself, and when I was pregnant with my last child, I inquired about this service here in the city and unfortunately was unable to find placenta encapsulation as a resource for me,” Harris said.

After doing some searching, she came across west coast-based Mommy Made, and decided she wanted to offer the same service she received to local mothers.

Mommy Made Encapsulation, a Black- and woman-owned business, is leasing its new 819 square-foot from Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC). The space is adjacent to Poke Hut in The Allison, and joins a growing number of service businesses on Race Street north of Washington Park.

Harris joins a growing number of Black entrepreneurs opening new businesses in the OTR. Ten of 3CDC’s last 14 leases have been signed with Black entrepreneurs, and 26% of the organization’s street-level retail spaces in the neighborhood are now filled with Black-owned businesses.

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