Tyo Placenta - Planning for childbirth

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Kate Tyo has been encapsulating placentas for Chicagoland since 2014. An intensive, safety-focused certification process, a dedicated placenta lab, and a total commitment to serving the women of Chicagoland makes this your easiest choice yet.

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An Easier Postpartum Is Right Around the Corner

Placenta encapsulation, once the domain of the uber-crunchy, has hit the mainstream crowd in full force. If the Kardashians are doing it, why can’t you?

With Tyo Placenta, this powerful postpartum tool is yours for the taking.  When your little one arrives you’ll  be well on your way to an easier, faster postpartum recovery – leaving you more time to snuggle that baby.

When it Comes to Safety, There Are No Shortcuts

Adhering to strict guidelines set forth by the Association of Placenta Preparation Arts (APPA), you can be confident that your placenta is treated impeccably from pick-up to delivery.  A dedicated preparation space, a one-at-a-time processing rule, and more bleach than you’d imagine possible are just a few of the precautions that will set your mind at ease. Curious to know the nitty-gritty? Just ask.

Areas Served

Evanston, St. Francis Hospital, the Northshore, Arlington Heights, Northwest Community Hospital, Evanston Hospital, Condell Hospital, Central Dupage Hospital, Libertyville, Swedish Covenant Hospital, Illinois Masonic Hospital, Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital, Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Northbrook, Chicago, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glen Oaks Hospital, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Loyola Hospital Maywood, Highland Park Hospital, Niles, Glenview, Near Northside, Rogers Park, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Rush-Copley Aurora Hospital, Rush Medical Center, Good Shepherd Hospital, West Suburban Medical Center, Sherman Hospital, Vista Hospital, your home, and more!

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Kate’s Continuing Education and Birth World Activities

In addition to gaining skill and experience to enhance my doula birth support, I am always interested in attaining more knowledge of the birth field and other related fields.  I also enjoy sharing what I’ve learned about doula care and the postpartum period to others through various public workshops, info sessions, and Meet-Ups.  If you’re interested in knowing more about my education, or interested in having me speak to a group, please contact me.

  • 1/2020 Earned LCCE credentials – Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
  • 9/2019 Re-certified APPA-C through APPA
  • 11/2018 Lamaze Childbirth Educator Seminar w/ Jessica English
  • 10/2018 Spinning Babies Workshop w/ Tammy Ryan
  • 9/2018 Re-certified APPA-C through APPA
  • 7/2018 Placentophagy: Frequency, Rationale, and Associated Neonatal Outcomes online course, 1.5 MEAC hours
  • 11/2017 Survivors Giving Birth with Penny Simkin workshop, 8 CEUs
  • 5/2016 Certified APPA-C through APPA (Association of Prepared Placenta Arts)
  • 8/2015 Rebozo Training with Joni Nichols
  • 1/2015 Completed and received TTPS Placenta Encapsulation Certification
  • 9/2014 – 11/2016 Hosted the Chicago-Area Homebirth Meet-Up (monthly)
  • 8/2014 Belly Binding Workshop
  • 5/2014 Birth Professional Conference (Chicago-area)
  • 5/2014 Attended Shoulder Dystocia Workshop w/ CNM Hannah Gottschall & CD/CBE Sue Gottschall
  • 4/2014 Hosted/Attended Massage Technique for Doulas workshop w/ Abi Lynn, LMT
  • 3/2014 Presented on Postpartum Care for Moms at Grateful Yoga (ongoing, every 2-3 months)
  • 3/2014 Presented at CVD’s Life With Baby Annual Conference on Postpartum Sex – Swedish Covenant Hospital
  • 11/2013 Completed Placenta Encapsulation Specialist Training
  • 12/2012 Hosted/Attended Breastfeeding Class for Doulas with Peggy Healy, IBCLC
  • 9/2011 – 5/2012 Member of Planning Committee – CVD
  • 5/2011 Completed Birth Doula Certification with CBI
  • 3/2011 Attended Chicago Doula Conference – Swedish Covenant Hospital
  • 3/2011 Started volunteering with Chicago Volunteer Doulas (CVD)
  • 2/2009 Started Birth Doula Training with Childbirth International (CBI)

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