Meet the Midwife

Jen Anderson-Tarver, CPM, RM

Jen Anderson-Tarver is a Certified Professional Midwife or CPM registered in Colorado.   Jen is a graduate of National Midwifery Institute, a MEAC accredited academic program. She has attended over 250 births including 150 homebirths. Jen began her journey towards midwifery in July 2007, apprenticing full-time with two different home birth midwives over the course of 3 1/2 years.  She also worked at a medium-volume birth center in El Paso for a month. She regularly attends local midwifery conferences, peer reviews and maintains certification in Neonatal Resuscitation and Adult, Child and Infant CPR. Before deciding upon the road to midwifery, Jen worked as a Doula privately in Chicago and then on-staff at a public hospital in Minneapolis. She has a BA in Art. When not at a birth or in prenatals; you'll find Jen out in her garden, enjoying a cup of tea with her husband Chris or with her son Pascal.

Philosophy

   " I am committed to an integrated midwifery practice that is informed by current research, mindful of traditions, and sensitive to intuition. I am dedicated to skilled care that compassionately partners with families and adapts to their individual needs through informed choice. The midwife’s role is that of a guide, offering information and respecting the mother’s and her family’s voices while being a guardian of safety. I believe in woman’s bodies and the normalcy of birth. Giving birth is an incredible transformative experience, teaching midwives and families alike. The initial bonding with this new life should be supported, as babies are aware conscious individuals. This is a rarely witnessed sacred moment and must be protected. Despite best efforts and intentions, when complications arise that exceed the options available at home and necessitate transport to a hospital, I am thankful for timely and appropriate medical technology."


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