About Preparing for Birth

 

close-up of newborn feet with quote: Babies are such a nice way to start people by Don Herold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s all in our name. From the day you get a positive pregnancy test to your final postpartum visit, we are here for you. Our work is to prepare you for your unique home birth and parenting journey.

Desirre and Tiffany are midwives who have partnered to offer holistic compassionate homebirth midwifery care to families in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, and more. Tanya is an advanced midwifery student who assists both of them at every birth and offers kind, compassionate doula care.

Midwifery is not just a model of care. It’s a community-focused, family-centered way of being “with woman” during her strongest and most vulnerable time.

“Healthy mom and healthy baby” means far more to us than “everyone survived.” We work hard to equip every family to thrive and become healthy and whole in every way from beginning to end. Our goal is to help you grow into a confident parent, equipped to trust your instincts and make the best decisions for you and your baby every step of the way!

 

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Beliefs & Philosophy

 

close-up of sleeping newborn baby girl smiling after her home birthOur birth philosophy reflects the midwifery model of care. It is evident in everything we do at Preparing for Birth. 

  • Birth is inherently a normal, natural and healthy life event, not a disease process.
  • Labor, childbirth and breastfeeding are the usual and expected extension of pregnancy for both the mother and baby.
  • Women and babies are designed for the work of labor, childbirth and breastfeeding.
  • Women and babies are strong.
  • Labor and childbirth can be transforming and joyful.
  • Labor and childbirth is a sacred and intimate dance to be honored.
  • A mother and baby are a unique pair and deserve individualized, supportive, respectful care free from routine interventions and coercion.
  • Every woman should have the option to choose the birth location and care provider that best suit her philosophy, desires and birth needs, including home birth.
  • Women are well capable of making informed decisions surrounding all care for her and her baby prenatally through postpartum.
  • Birthing women can be confident and equipped for their own journey from pregnancy into motherhood.
  • Women are not just walking incubators. They are human beings in need of physical, psychological, and social care.
  • Babies are not just babies. They are full-fledged humans with rights, feelings, and an experience of birth all their own.
  • Pizzas are delivered. Women give birth.

 

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Meet Preparing for Birth

 

home birth midwife Desirre Andrews laughing with a mom immediately after birth

Desirre Andrews: Midwife, Educator, Speaker, Owner/Operator
-Certified Professional Midwife since 2013
-245 happy birthing families served since beginning midwifery training
-Over 10 years spent teaching childbirth classes
-Current certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation and Basic Life Support (CPR)
-Currently pursuing the goal of becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, so I don’t have to say goodbye to families at six weeks postpartum!
-I talk to every animal I meet as if they can understand me.
-I adore watching Hallmark Christmas movies! 

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Colorado Springs home birth midwife Tiffany Miller smiling holding newborn baby at a birthTiffany Miller: Midwife, Childbirth Educator, and Partner
-Certified Professional Midwife since 2018
-175 happy birthing families served since 2008 – and counting!
-Over 600 hours spent teaching childbirth classes since 2009
-Current certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation and Basic Life Support (CPR)
-My practice style can be characterized as compassionate, joyful, and supportive.
-Asking me to pick a favorite book is like asking me to pick a favorite child. It depends on the day!
-Trees are my favorite people.

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Colorado Springs student home birth midwife and assistant smiling portraitTanya Park: Student Midwife, Midwife Assistant, & Labor Doula 
-Certified Labor Doula since 2015
-70 satisfied birthing families served and counting!
-Currently enrolled in National College of Midwifery, pursuing my CPM credential.
-Current certifications in Neonatal Resuscitation and Basic Life Support (CPR)
-My practice style is marked by quiet, steady support and deep compassion for birthing families.
-I have a soft spot for golden retrievers, and have two at home – Zelda and Peggy.
-My husband and I have five beautiful children. Yes, we know how that happens!

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