Tender Gifts Midwifery

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Meet Althea

Thank you for visiting! My name is Althea Hrdlichka. I am a Certified Professional Midwife serving Northern Colorado and surrounding communities. I am also blessed to be a mother to three boys and a girl, and wife to very supportive husband. My career began as a certified birth and postpartum doula, doula trainer, and owner/founder of Mother’s Life Tea, LLC in Fort Collins, Colorado. I am well trained and equipped with the knowledge and skills it takes to provide your family with an optimal home birth experience and postpartum care.

I became a certified Doula in 2009 and Certified Professional Midwife (C.P.M.) in 2017. Shortly after becoming a doula I knew that midwifery would eventually become a reality. At that time, however, I still wanted to be home with my own babies before diving into a full-time school schedule and apprenticeship. Over the years, I developed a deep love for midwifery and felt the call in 2011 to actively pursue my goal of becoming a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife). I began apprenticing with a midwife in Arizona before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2013, I traveled back to Arizona to acquire the skills to became a trainer for the Colorado Division of Birth Trust Doula Training. In 2014 I enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute for my academic training and began my apprenticeship with Barbie Burrage of Birthwise Midwifery Care. As a midwifery student, I keep a current certification in neonatal resuscitation and CPR.

Over the years, I attended approximately 250 births, working closely with midwives and doctors, and helping care for women and their families during their special time. I’ve worked with women through both natural and medicated births, and assisted with many successful VBAC’s in the hospital and at home!

I feel blessed to be able to provide support and care for families as they journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I look forward to providing my families with a wonderful and satisfying pregnancy and birth. There is nothing more wonderful than bringing new life into this world!

Home Birth

  • It Will Hurt

  • It will take time.

  • It will require dedication

  • It will require will power

  • You will need to make healthy decisions

  • It Requires Sacrifice.

  • You will need to push your body to the max.

  • There will be temptation.

  • But I promise you, when you reach your goal, its

  • Worth It.