Motherhood is a life force that makes you unstoppable.
Once experienced, you can tap into this power forever.
"Althea is a God-send!My husband and I were planning a homebirth but when our precious daughter decided to make her entrance into this world 4 weeks early, our delivery location changed to the hospital. Althea was there with me throughout my labor. She encouraged me. She coached me. She controlled my feisty brother. ? She helped set a calm tone in my delivery room. She massaged my back through my nasty back-labor…talk about heavenly! When I was “pushing”, she leaned over and whispered in my ear how I could push more effectively. That was exactly what I needed. My family had never heard of doulas before and they still talk about how amazing Althea was and how everyone needs to have a doula. Althea is a God-send. I can’t imagine having another baby without Althea by my side. She is absolutely amazing, has a delightful personality, and anyone would be blessed to have her at their side."- Lindsey
Midwifery is a practice that dates back to the earliest civilizations. Traditionally, midwives were older, female members of their communities who helped women during pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing. Although their roles and responsibilities have shifted a bit throughout history, midwives continue to provide women with the care they need throughout the child-bearing cycle. This includes assessing a woman’s fertility levels, monitoring their health throughout the pregnancy, and developing a birthing plan. Midwives also assist during natural and vaginal deliveries and often work alongside gynecologists and OB-GYNs.
Labor & Delivery
Homebirth may be an option for you if:
As your midwife, my role is to support and assist you during the pregnancy and childbirth process, educate you on your delivery options and seek to eliminate or minimize unnecessary interventions. This philosophy is represented by the Midwives Model of Care.The Midwives Model of Care is based on the belief that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.
The Midwives Model of Care includes:
Montrice provides an option for women that would like to be monitored and labor at home, but deliver in the hospital setting. Because of our CPM credentials, we are able to monitor mom’s and baby’s well-being at home before going to the hospital or birth center or prior to the arrival of the client’s midwife in home birth setting. This option offers the birthing couple the peace of mind of labor support by a competent, experienced midwife which can be very beneficial for VBACs, first-time mamas and those who have had previous trauma in their birth experiences. This additional service includes the above plus:
Water birth is the process of giving birth in a tub or birthing pool of warm water. Some women choose to labor in the water but not for delivery. Other women choose to stay in the water for the delivery as well. The theory behind water birth is that since the baby has already been in the amniotic fluid sac for nine months, birthing in a similar environment is gentler for the baby and less stressful for the mother. Benefits of Water Birth:
What Our Clients Are Saying:
"Her support was amazing. Althea played a great part in making my journey into motherhood smooth. When I first found out I was pregnant, I was terrified. I knew I wanted to have a natural birth, but was still on the fence about planning a homebirth Knowing I had Althea’s support and knowledge behind me made the decision easy. During my birth, her presence was instrumental not only for me, but even more so for my husband. He was gentle, supportive and very confident because of the safety net that Althea created for him. Her support before, during and after the birth of my little girl was amazing, and the friendship that has grown from that will always be dear to me. "-Sonia
Tender Gifts Midwifery proudly serves Northern Colorado & Southern Wyoming communities, including but not limited to Fort Collins, Loveland, Wellington, Johnstown, Greeley, Cheyenne, Laramie & more.
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