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Forget the hippy-dippy stuff! Placenta encapsulation is serious business.

Professional placenta encapsulation services.

When you hire Hello, Baby! to encapsulate your placenta, you are placing a lot of trust in us. You are handing over a piece of yourself and we take that very seriously!  Jenn, our resident encapsulator, has the education, hands-on training, and additional certifications needed to ensure your placenta is processed safely and with respect.  

Our encapsulation space is sanitized and every precaution is taken to ensure that your placenta is handled and prepared according the the prescribed methods. 

Our encapsulation space is sanitized and every precaution is taken to ensure that your placenta is handled and prepared according the the prescribed methods. 

We want you to be informed and empowered.

When you book your placenta encapsulation with Hello, Baby! we will review all of your questions and provide you with lots of take-home information on safety, storage, and consumption instructions.  Making sure that you feel confident in your choice and clear about any "what if" situations that could arise is an important part of the process for us.

I felt confident having my placenta encapsulated with Hello, Baby! because of the level of professionalism and the time that was taken to explain the process to us. All of our questions were answered and we even got pictures of the process along the way!
— Kerrie
Peterborough placenta encapsulation

Choosing to encapsulate your placenta is a wonderful addition to your postpartum self-care strategy.  There is new research being done all the time about the various benefits ascribed to encapsulating your placenta and we make sure to keep up with these studies as they are released.  We are passionate about your wellness from bump to baby and are always glad to see a woman planning for her physical and emotional recovery from pregnancy and birth.

I was given clear instruction about the process, risks, and benefits of placenta encapsulation and would recommend Hello, Baby!’s services to others, no question. Jenn is enthusiastic and passionate about birth and everything that goes with it!
— Michelle

Continuous support from bump to baby

From the time you book your encapsulation services until we deliver your finished capsules, prints, tinctures, or chocolates we are happy to answer any of your questions.  You will also be able to follow up with us for the first few weeks postpartum to let us know how you are feeling about using your placenta products and to make sure any questions you have get answered quickly. We are always happy to help!

Jennifer Avis is one half of Hello, Baby! and will be encapsulating your placenta!

Jennifer Avis is one half of Hello, Baby! and will be encapsulating your placenta!

I felt good about my decision to encapsulate.
— Amy


If you would like to know more about booking placenta encapsulation services with Hello, Baby! check out our FAQ page for more information or book your services online by clicking HERE.  We can't wait to work with you.

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale, Baby!

If there is one thing the doulas of Hello, Baby! love it is sharing knowledge and building skills. So, for our very first BLACK FRIDAY SALE we are not only launching our NEW DIY E-BOOKS full of recipes, instructions, and awesome information on simple, safe, and natural body-care products we are launching then in a BUNDLE for 50% OFF!

Yup!  THREE print quality PDF e-books delivered right to your inbox for ONLY $15.

Peterborough doula Hello Baby

So... what is in these DIY E-Books?

The BUMP TO BABY bundle (see what we did there?!) includes a DIY guide for making body-care products for pregnancy, healing from birth, and caring for your newborn.  Each recipe has been created with love, a TON of research, and lots of trial and error so we know you are getting recipes that work!  Each guide has:

  • 4 or 5 simple, safe, and natural product recipes
  • a list of places to buy ingredients locally
  • detailed description of the chosen ingredients & their healing power
  • easy to follow instructions for each recipe
  • a whole lot of Hello, Baby! love

How do you buy your DIY E-Book bundle?

Just like the recipes in each DIY guide, we made buying this sweet Bump to Baby bundle easy as pie!  All you have to do is CLICK HERE to be whisked over to our ONLINE SHOP and cash in on this amazing Black Friday offer!

Three DIY E-Book for only $15.  Enjoy!

Love Jenn & Steph


Hello, Baby is Born!
hello baby peterborough

Hello, Baby! is live and online and we are SO excited!! It's our birthday guys!

Who are we?


The Hello, Baby! team is made up of two local Peterborough women – Jennifer Avis and Steph Hayes. Together, we will be offering education and support to the growing families in and around Peterborough, ON and we honestly could not be more excited to get going.  In fact, we are already working clients and have tons of classes for you to choose from!

What do we do?

Hello, Baby! wants to support and celebrate every stage of your journey from bump to baby. Pregnancy. Birth. Postpartum Wellness. Newborn Care.

As doulas (what is a doula? click here) and childbirth educators working together with our amazing community partners here in Peterborough, it is our goal to create classes, workshops, products, and services that give you the tools and confidence you need to make the choices that are right for you!  

We've been given a BIG thumbs up from Ann Douglas, the author of numerous bestselling books about pregnancy and parenthood, including The Mother of All Pregnancy Books and The Mother of All Baby Books. Check out her blog post on why you should hire a doula!

Community is at the centre of Hello, Baby!

Both of us know how much having a community matters to new parents.  Everything is new and the learning curve can be steep!  We have been there ourselves.  In fact, that is how we met!  (Ask us about it sometime - it’s a great story.) Hello, Baby! is about more than business.  It is about bringing people together in person and online!  


If you are on Facebook join our online community Bump to Baby PTBO where you will find an amazing group of people who you can connect with.  Ask questions, find resources, share experiences, celebrate successes and pick people up when they are feeling down.  It really does take a village so feel free to take your place in ours!

Take a look around.

While you are here, take a look around our website. You will learn more about our classes, workshops, wellness line, and all the amazing ways we can help you celebrate your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience.  Prenatal education, doula services, handmade newborn care products - it is all here!

Thank You.

We couldn’t have done all of this without the support of our friends, families, and the big, beautiful family that is the Peterborough community.  Thank you for your support!  It means so much to us.  

Until next time!

Take Good Care,
Jenn & Steph

Meet Jenn!

HEY! I am Jenn, the other half of Hello, Baby!

I did make Steph do this like an interview because … well… that’s just how I roll.  So ask away, Steph! (read about Steph here)

S: Sooooooo, why did you become a doula?

J: Would you believe that before becoming a doula I was administrating employment programs?!  Having a baby completely changed my life and my career path, that’s for sure.

I had a heck of a time after giving birth to my daughter.  Pregnancy and birth were so beautiful and empowering for me. I was so lucky to have the birth I wanted and to end up with a happy and healthy baby.  Coming down from that “high” in the depths of postpartum depression was a shock to the system.  Top it all off with breastfeeding issues (low milk supply) and the fact that I, like so many of us, don’t live in the same city as my family (lack of support) and I was a hot mess.  I needed help and support but didn’t know who to ask or how to ask for it!

As I started to reach out to the mothers (and fathers) in this beautiful community, I quickly learned that almost every single one of them had feelings of uncertainty, guilt, and loneliness.  We were all smiles on the outside but inside we all just wanted someone to listen to our stories, to be our extra hands, and to validate the choices that we were making.  I think that is when I decided that training to become a postpartum doula was the right choice for me.  I wanted to help fill that gap and since then I have had the amazing pleasure of working with so many women and families in all stages of life with baby.

I think I always knew I would train as a  birth doula, it was just a matter of time.  Now that my own child is a little older and things have settled into a familiar groove on the home-front the timing is right.  The connection between pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period is so strong that, for me, it makes perfect sense to work with people through the whole journey.

S: What do you hope to bring to the community?

J: I want to keep working to make this community a safe space for sharing our experiences - the good, the bad, the ugly. All of it!  I think we (mothers) tend to get caught up in this weird competition of “bests” and “worsts” - I know I do from time to time-  and we forget that, in the end, we all struggle and we all need each other.   The more we are able to share the more we know and the more we can support and nurture each other.  

S: What is one thing you have learned working with people during pregnancy, birth, or postpartum?

J: I have learned SO much but if I can only pick one thing … I would say that I have learned that what people really need, more than anything else, is to be heard.  Sometimes listening with an open heart is the best support you could ever give.

S: Anything else you would like to share?

J: Honestly, I am just so excited to be following this dream.  I feel like I have been looking for a way to help people my whole life and finally I set out on the right path.  I know that the next few years are going to be amazing and I am really grateful for the opportunity to see where this takes us!

Jennifer Avis is a certified postpartum doula (HALO) and childbirth educator (ProDoula) and is currently working towards certification as a birth doula through Bebo Mia. Her primary focus is on providing education, support and perspective to expecting and new parents as they transition into life with a new baby. In her off time, Jennifer can be found digging in the earth and chasing her feisty toddler around the yard.