APPA has so many brilliant people in our network out there doing amazing, careful, and safe placenta encapsulation, and we’d like to introduce you to another one of our superstar placenta professionals: Kate Tyo, APPAC
Kate Tyo has been encapsulating placentas sine 2014 and has worked with over 120 women to support their postpartum recovery. Located in Evanston, IL, Kate services the entire Chicagoland area to bring top-notch placenta services to all who want them. From capsules to tinctures to salves, and Bengkung Belly Binding to boot, Kate provides the tools to enhance any postpartum recovery. Loving placentas is not a box that a lot of people get to check, but for Kate it’s absolutely true and one she checks with pride!
Kate’s love of all things birth-related ignited her career as a birth doula in 2011. Taking time off from attending births each time she had a baby of her own (she now has three – and they’ll always be her babies), Kate wanted a way to stay connected to the birth world. Having loved her own experience with placenta encapsulation, this was a next step with her name on it.
Kate found APPA and immediately knew the training and professional community that existed there would increase her knowledge and offerings to “expert” level. Like the best things in life, it was a lot of hard work and totally worth it. Kate takes a lot of pride in not just providing placenta capsules, but also providing referrals, support, and as much care to her clients as they need during pregnancy and afterward. In a culture that has yet to learn to embrace the messiness of new motherhood, Kate strives to help each client create a cocoon where she is nurtured and tended to.
Kate Tyo lives in Evanston, IL with her smartypants husband, three wild and wonderful kids, and half-blind dog that teaches lessons in patience and contentment to everyone she meets. Kate loves boxing, coffee, and connecting with people in the many spheres of her life.
We asked Kate about her business and here’s what she told us:
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.
Tyo Placenta is based in Evanston, IL and serves the Greater Chicagoland Area, from up to the IL/WI border, the western ‘burbs and the southern ‘burbs as well. I’ve encapsulated for over 120 women and as popularity with encapsulation grows so does my business.
Why did you choose to renew your APPAC?
There is no other certifying organization like APPA! The focus on safety is unparalleled and the professionalism of my colleagues gives me hope in humanity again! I feel extremely confident being backed by an organization like APPA and know that my clients are getting the very best that I can offer them.
In what ways has being APPA Certified benefited you as a placenta preparation provider?
I know that what I’m offering my clients is the best out there. The APPA board is continually updating and researching best practices. Having access to that knowledge is incredible. I love having APPA behind me because if I ever encounter a question from a client that leaves me stumped, I know this incredible professional community will have the answer (or know how to find it).
Do you have any advice for those interested in becoming a placenta prep provider?
If you’re going to do it, do it well. Take the time and the money to invest in the right training, the right tools, the right space, because when you’re confident that what you are offering is top-notch it shows in your presentation. Don’t be afraid to really go for it!
Do you have any other birth, babies, parenting related business ventures?
I’m a birth doula in Evanston, Il. My website for this is www.tyobirthcare.com
Kate serves the greater Chicagoland area! To learn more about her services please visit her websitewww.tyobirthcare.com, on Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/Tyo_Birth_Care/, or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tyobirthcareevanston/