Jen Anderson-Tarver, CPM, RM
Jen Anderson-Tarver is a Certified Professional Midwife or CPM registered to practice in Colorado since 2011. Jen attended National Midwifery Institute, a MEAC accredited program, and over the course of 3.5 years completed her clinical training in the home setting as well a short stint at a free-standing birth center. Jen has attended over 325 births including more than 200 home births.
Jen began her journey towards midwifery in July 2007, having worked prior as a Doula privately in Chicago and then on-staff at a public hospital in Minneapolis. Having worked with a variety of hospital-based providers, she was drawn to the holistic aspects of the CPM credential and recognized that training solely out-of-hospital would best prepare her to practice in the home setting with its unique dynamics and to instill trust in the normalcy of childbirth. To help create a network within home birth, Jen united with other midwives to form Denver Midwives Collective, a unique group of midwifery practices offering consistent back-up and adding community space within home birth.
Prior to birth work, Jen holds 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 speaking French with her sons Pascal and Cassien, both born at home.