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Birth Center Birth

As an alternative to Homebirth, Tender Gifts Birth Center is Northern Colorado’s first full service, freestanding birth center.

Homebirth Midwifery Care

Providing intuitive care through labor and birth in the comfort of your home.

Women's Services

Support during conception, pregnancy, labor, birth and the postpartum period.

Stand Alone Prenatal Care

We’re able to provide an option for women that would like to have a more gentle prenatal care experience with midwives but deliver in the hospital.

Doula Training

Comprehensive education for those with a calling for birth work.

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Tender Gifts Birth Center provides complete prenatal care throughout your pregnancy. Studies have shown that the more you know and trust your midwife, the safer the outcome for mother and baby through Midwifery led care.


Labor and Birth

At your birth you will be supported by licensed Midwives and Registered Nurses who will be by your side every step of the way. At your home or the birth center we will monitor your vital signs, the progress of labor, the baby’s heartbeat and general well being.


Newborn Care

Whether you birth in our center or at home, we provide you with home visits in the first 10 days of life and office visits and phone consultations as needed up to six weeks postpartum. Your midwife is available to you during this period.



Once baby is born, the family will have time to quietly and privately bond with your baby. Once you are ready your midwife will give the newborn a thorough head-to-toe examination and the weight, measurements and reflexes will be checked.


Services Provided


Tender Gifts Midwifery provides standard women’s health, with a focus on reproductive care. The current services provided include:

  • Natural fertility awareness
  • Prenatal care
  • Labor and delivery in client’s home or birth center
  • Postpartum and well-baby care up to 6 weeks

Our birth center the services will include:

Labor and delivery in birth center with unique birthing options

  • Full family planning
  • Well women services
  • Ultrasound services


Althea Hrdlichka

Althea is a Certified Professional Midwife serving Northern Colorado and its surrounding communities. Her career began in 2009 as a certified birth and postpartum doula, doula trainer, owner and herb specialist of Mother’s Life Tea. In January of 2017, Althea became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). By attending over 500 births in her career span, Althea is equipped with the knowledge & skill set to provide your family with an optimal birth experience and postpartum care. Althea has also built an incredible team to accompany her expertise at Northern Colorado’s first free-standing birth center.