Out-of-hospital births at Tender Gifts, elsewhere rise during pandemic

Out-of-hospital births at Tender Gifts, elsewhere rise during pandemic

By Shelley Widhalm, BizWest  — July 8, 2021 FORT COLLINS — Just as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic struck in spring 2020, Tender Gifts Midwifery & Birth Center in Fort Collins saw its business increase threefold. “We had to bring on more staff than anticipated because we were so incredibly busy,” said Althea Hrdlichka, a certified professional midwife licensed in Colorado, Wyoming and Arizona and the owner and founder of Tender Gifts. “The calls started rolling in March or...

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Tender Gifts Midwifery birthing center opens in Fort Collins

Tender Gifts Midwifery birthing center opens in Fort Collins

By Lucas High, BizWest  — December 22, 2020 FORT COLLINS — Tender Gifts Midwifery, a  birthing center at the Jessup Farm Artisan Village in Fort Collins, recently opened at 1817 Jessup Drive. According to the company, this is the first stand-alone, non-hospital birthing center in Northern Colorado.    Tender Gifts, owned by Althea Hrdlichka, offers natural family planning, prenatal care, well-women services, ultrasounds, and labor and delivery assistance in the center and at home. The business...

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