Answer the questions below to see if a home birth midwife is a good fit for you.
Do I have a serious medical condition?
Do I plan on insurance paying for the birth and midwife?
Do I like the more routine, less personal approach?
Do I want to deliver in a hospital or birth center?
Do I plan on using an epidural during labor?
If you answered no to all the questions above, then a home birth midwife is a good match for you. If you answered yes to any of the questions, you might want to visit our Midwives page or Doctors page to see if that suits you dreams better.
How do Doctors and Midwives differ?
Home birth video by Neeli Brisky
Doctors traditionally have short prenatal visits with you and only turn up at your birth when you are ready to push the baby out. They also have the training to perform c-sections. You will birth in a hospital.
Midwives (CNM's) prenatal appointments generally last an hour and they ask about your well being. They stay with you during most of your labor and can do everything a doctors does. But, they can not do c-sections. You will birth in a hospital or birth center.
Home Birth Midwives (CPM or CNM) do prenatal appointments in their home office or at your home. They do not offer epidurals or perform c-sections as that is done at hospitals. They will come to you when you are in labor and you will birth in your own home. Only a few can file through your insurance as most are counted as out of network. Typically a home birth costs from $4100 to $5500 cash due by your 36th week of pregnancy.
Meet Local Home Birth Midwives
Blissful Birthing DOES NOT have any midwives on their team. Each home birth midwife has her own practice. Contact them for more info.
Haven Birth & Wellness
*Serves a 30 min radius of Berry Hill area in Nashville
Services provided: comprehensive prenatal care, all done in home. Birth + postpartum services, including lactation.
Serving southern middle TN, which includes Ethridge and surrounding areas, Columbia, Spring Hill, south Nashville, Shelbyville, Cornersville, Adamsville, Savannah, Lobelville, Dickson, Hohenwald, Waynesboro, Lynchburg
*Serves Gallatin, Mt. Juliet, Antioch, Hermitage, Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Portland, Springfield, Ashland City, Madison, Bellevue, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, LaVergne, Smyrna, Bethpage, Clarksville, Franklin, Bowling Green, KY