APPA is happy to introduce you to another passionate birth and placenta professional: Heidi Loeppky! She told us all about herself:
I am a mother of 2 and have an Early Childhood Education background. It wasn’t until the birth of my first Daughter that I felt this passion for the birthing community well up inside of me. I struggled with PPD, after she was born I vowed that I wasn’t going to allow it to be a struggle that controls me, but rather a struggle that I control. When I was pregnant with my second daughter I did a lot of research about placenta encapsulation. I hired my doula to do it for me. I became so passionate about the placenta, that I would email my doula asking questions about it, asking if I could shadow her. I found her on my front porch Easter of 2017, offering me the position in her company to be their main Encapsulator! I couldn’t have been more Ecstatic. I feel as though I’ve always been a part of Yellow Bird Birth, right from the beginning. I was one of their first doula Clients when they just started in 2014 and now am extremely blessed to be a team member. The founder’s passion to empower women during birth is extremely evident and contagious. I love that I can spread the passion and care to other women through a small little capsule!
We also asked Heidi to tell us all about her placenta and birth passions:
Do you have any other birth, babies, parenting related business ventures? Tell us about them and we’ll help you spread the word.
We offer many services. Birth Doulas, Postpartum Doulas, Sleep Education Consultant, Prenatal Intensive classes, Postpartum Wellness meetings, Homebirth info nights, Mom and Baby drop-ins, Bereavement Doulas
Tell us about your practice; where you’re located, some stats, etc. Tell us how your practice has changed or grown since joining APPA. Share some of your successes.
Yellow Bird Birth is Located in Chilliwack BC, Canada. What started out as a small intimate company run by two sisters has now become a powerhouse with a team of 8. Each member is passionately driven to empower their clients through their birth and postpartum journey.
In what way has becoming an APPAC benefited you as a placenta service provider?
APPA has equipped me with the best and most up to date research and knowledge about placentas. It has allowed me to answer and educate those with questions about encapsulation with confidence. Most importantly it taught me to respect the beautiful placenta.
Why did you choose APPA as your certifying organization?
It has very thorough training. It starts with the basic knowledge and builds a solid foundation.
What did you like the most about APPA?
It was very thorough! It starts by teaching you the basics and builds your knowledge up. It teaches you to respect the placenta and not take it for granted.
How has this training changed your practice or added to your knowledge?
Its made me more aware of the lack of standards with placenta encapsulation and instilled in me a yearning to be the best in this line of work in my area. It makes me want to stand out!
Heidi and her team at Yellow Bird share photos on Instagram with these hashtags: #yellowbirdbirth #chilliwackbusiness #welovebabies #weloveplacentas #birthwithoutfear #birthwithconfidence #birthwithlove #doulasuppot #fraservalley
You can follow their Instagram feed @yellowbirdbirthdoulas
Or find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/yellowbirdbirthchilliwack
Learn more at www.yellowbirdbirth.com
Yellow Birth Birth serves the following areas: Chilliwack, Hope, Agassiz, Abbotsford, Mission, Langley, and Vancouver