Graduate Spotlight - Kate Jaggard Tyo

Kate Tyo (39)

Kate Jaggard Tyo first encountered placenta encapsulation while researching voraciously during her parallel doula studies and first pregnancy. Living abroad in Sweden, she couldn’t find anyone who knew a thing about placenta encapsulation so she figured she’d do it herself after her son was born in 2009. Six months later, after being coached by a kind and knowledgeable stateside encapsulation practitioner via Skype, Kate completed her mission.

In 2013 Kate decided she wanted to add encapsulation services to her doula offerings and completed a local training. One year later Kate realized she didn’t just want be a placenta encapsulator; she wanted to be an expert.
Enter APPA.

When Kate discovered APPA’s certification program she knew it was something she couldn’t not do. The skill and experience of the trainers was obvious but so was a deep desire to build up and strengthen the entire field of placenta encapsulation.

Kate is ecstatic to represent an organization that not only promotes best practice and safety to the highest levels, but also requires ethical conduct and respectful business practices from its providers. Because she knows that supporting women is a cultural keystone, Kate is thrilled to be the first in her state to offer APPA-certified service to women as they are transformed through motherhood.

Kate lives in Evanston, IL and provides placenta services to Chicagoland through her business Tyo Birth Care.

She invites you to find out more at

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