Tia Rich- Midwife- LDM, CPM
My name is Tia, Rich and I am a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) Licensed with the State of Oregon (LDM). I am the owner of Inner Serenity Midwifery Please visit for my website for further information regarding my services, or call me at 971-533-6496
Serving birthing woman has always been important to me and Home Birth Midwifery care is the best manner in which I can effectively give woman the space to have a safe non-interventive birth. I believe that Pregnancy and Birth are natural and healthy life processes, and that women know how to give birth and can birth safely and naturally in the comfort of their own homes. Care with me is based on shared decision making and cooperative care, both valuing your intuitive nature surrounding your pregnancy and baby and using my clinical expertise to create a supportive and safe environment. I believe every person deserves informed consent on the care that they choose to receive and should be able to take an active role in the decisions they make for their family.
I remember at the age of 14 knowing that I wanted to help women birth babies. At the time I figured becoming a nurse was the first step, but after the birth of my first child I changed my career path a bit. I began my education by receiving a degree in Behavioral Sciences specializing in Juvenile Delinquency and worked in a treatment facility counseling teens for 5 years. I the returned to college to pursue further educated toward becoming a Midwife. I worked as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery, Oncology and Pediatrics. I also worked many years as a Doula, Monitrice, Childbirth Educator, and Clinical Hypnotherapist specializing in Hypnobirthing. My Midwifery education is primarily through NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) process. I am apprentice trained and spent time at a local Waterbirth center attending a high number of births to receive optimum experience before starting my own practice. I remain current in my certification in neonatal resuscitation (NRP) and infant and adult CPR. I am a member of the Oregon Midwifery Council (OMC) a statewide group set with the goal of bringing safe birthing options to all families.
Services Offerred at Inner Serenity Midwifery:
Fertility Support and care
All Prenatal, Birth and Postpartum care up to 8 weeks for Mother and Baby
Individualized Comprehensive Prenatal and/or Postpartum care for your Planned Hospital birth
Craniosacral Therapy for Mother and Baby
Holistic Childbirth Education
Hypnobirth Education and support
I work cooperatively with other Midwives who work in their own practice's. We support each other at births to give our clients the benefit of two experienced midwives. I also fully support the model of apprenticeship training for midwifery students, and may have a student assisting me in your care .