Kate Tyo loves placentas! Since 2014, she’s been encapsulating for new parents all over Chicagoland. With over 200 placentas under her belt and the support of APPA behind her, she is ready to provide you incredible placenta services through Tyo Placenta (www.chicagoplacenta.com). Kate loves working with first-time clients, but has also had the pleasure of working with clients for two, three, and even four (!) babies. Her passion for her work and her compassion for her clients comes through in every placenta package she delivers.
In addition to placenta encapsulation Kate has been a birth doula for almost ten years and loves walking with her doula clients through the pregnancy and birth process. She believes every birthing person deserves to feel powerful and in charge of their birth experience and works with her clients to discover the information they need to make make the choices that work best for them.
Kate and her husband of almost 15 years parent three incredible small people, and everyone in the house answers to their sweet old dog, Bean. Coffee is Kate’s fuel and community is her sustenance. Everything in life is better with friends.
Why did you choose to renew your APPAC?
While a lot of consumers aren’t aware of what certification entails, staying current on my certification means that I am practicing in the safest way I can, and have access to the newest issues facing our field (think: placenta encapsulation and COVID-19). It also means that when I encounter something new or have a question, I have a wealth of knowledge to draw from in my APPA mentors and colleagues.
In what way has being an APPAC/being part of APPA benefited you as a placenta prep provider?
Being part of APPA has given me depth, expertise and confidence in my placenta knowledge. I have confidence in the knowledge I have, and if there’s something I don’t know the answer to I know I have access to people that do.
Do you have any advice for those interested in becoming a placenta prep provider?
Becoming an APPAC is an investment of time, money, and effort. If encapsulation is something you love, it is worth it to do it to the best of your abilities and APPA will help you get there. I don’t ever regret the investments required of me to become certified with APPA and can’t imagine that I will ever stop recertifying.
Why did you choose APPA as your certifying organization?
I chose APPA to enhance my knowledge and become a placenta expert.
What did you like the most about APPA?
I most liked that APPA was extremely thorough and intensely safety-focused. APPA also taught me all the tools I needed to do my job well.
How has this training changed your practice or added to your knowledge?
My knowledge is a lot broader in regard to safety, as well as placenta anatomy. I feel that I can (and do) speak to my clients or potential clients with authority regarding the benefits and limitations of encapsulating, and I love knowing that I can provide people contemplating encapsulation with the best info they need to make a decision that’s right for them.
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