Tigist Ejeta is a Certified Professional Midwife and a Licensed Midwife in Idaho providing home birth services to families looking for an out of hospital birth options. She has been a midwife for over 10 years. She started her midwifery journey in Ethiopia where she did her bachelor’s degree in Direct Entry Midwifery (2007) and her Masters in Maternal and Reproductive Health Nursing (2011) and was a certified Midwife in Ethiopia with lots of experience working in hospitals and community health centers providing midwifery care for low risk and high-risk pregnant mothers.
She is currently certified by NARM, as a CPM through their Internationally Educated Midwife licensure route. She has always been in awe of the power of birth and the body’s capacity to grow and nurture a baby. Her professional experience in Ethiopia where birth and breastfeeding are considered as normal and natural occurrences helped her to see the gap here after moving to US and helped her to direct her energy towards helping families looking for these services. In her practice, Odaa Birth Midwifery Services, Tigist has dedicated herself to provide evidence-based midwifery care to pregnant women and women of color to give them an option to have a safe out of hospital birth experience. Her midwifery care also involves breastfeeding support during the immediate postpartum period and after.
Tigist is also a La Leche League Leader. She had been volunteering to provide breastfeeding support by hosting monthly meetings for expecting moms and moms who have given birth and are looking for breastfeeding support. Her volunteer work also had involved phone call consultations through LLLI’s warmline. She is a board member of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, a national organization that supports CPM’s in United States.
Tigist was featured on Arizona Public Media for the struggles she went through in becoming a certified midwife in US as a person of color.
Tigist moved to Boise, Idaho in August 2021 and joined Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition. When not at birth, she loves spending time with her two boys, knitting and enjoys nature walk.