Vanderbilt Medical Center

  • 1211 Medical Center Dr. Nashville, TN 37232
    (615)322-5000

  • Handles about 5000 births a year

  • Midwives available (West End Midwives)

  • Nitrous oxide available for pain relief; epidural, labor tubs; family-centered c-sections; 12 private labor rooms; 4 visitors allowed in labor room room; 32 private postpartum rooms; lactation consultants; pacifiers are not provided/available; NICU, couplet postpartum care

  •  4 wristbands to distribute to whomever you choose while in labor. In your postpartum room, you are  unlimited to visitors or hours.

  • A complete set of Peanut Balls available for use on floor

  • Waterproof Wireless Baby/ Contracting Monitoring

  • C-section rate in 2013: 32.4%

  • C-section rate in 2014: 37.0%

 

UPDATE ON COVID-19 POLICIES (coronavirus)
*To be current with the policies., please call your Labor and Delivery floor and ask. 

Most of the hospitals are going back to precovid standards and will allow 4 to 5 people to be in the birth room. They are also allowing siblings to attend the births and will soon have a no mask policy. 

If you are worried about your options or how this will impact your birth plan, please call Rebekah to discuss it 859-533-4667. 

*No woman should have to go to birth with only 1 support person. Please talk to your care provider to get the policy changed to allow your doula to come with you to birth. Doulas are not visitors."They are recognized by AWHONN and ACOG as essential personnel and part of the maternity care team."  As of March 10th the CDC said that an exception should be made "when a visitor is essential for the patient’s emotional well-being and care” You have rights, but also be wise. Read more about it here. 

If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.

St. Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist)

  • 2000 Church St Nashville, TN 37236 (615) 284-5555

  • Handles about 7000 births a year

  • Midwives available (Connectus Midwives or Women's OB)

  • Only designated baby friendly facility (more info: http://www.babyfriendlyusa.org/); childbirth suites; premium suites available for extra charge; In-room dining; professional photography services; lactation boutique; 52-bed level III NICU; family-centered C-sections; doula services; nitrous oxide for pain relief; epidural, labor tub; midwife services; classes offered (childbirth, breastfeeding)

  •  5 wristbands to distribute to whomever you choose. In your postpartum room, you have unlimited to visitors and hours.

  • In hospital Birth Center

  • a complete set of Peanut Balls for use on floor

  • wireless monitoring

  • C-section rate in 2013: 43.6%

  • C-section rate in 2014: 36.5%

 
  • 2300 Patterson St Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 342-1000

  • Handles about 3212 births a year

  • No Midwives

  • Epidural pain management available 24/7. Levels I, II, and III newborn care. Breastfeeding consultants. Private rooms. Choose between rooming-in or nursery. On-site breastfeeding boutique. Classes available (breastfeeding, CPR, sibling class, and childbirth), NO nitrous (laughing gas), wireless monitoring

  • 4 wristbands to distribute to whomever you choose while in labor. In your postpartum room, you are not limited to visitors or hours.

  • a complete set of Peanut ball available for use

  • Showers for hydrotherapy (No Tubs)

  • Waterproof Wireless Baby/ Contraction Monitoring

  • C-section rate in 2013: 36.2%

  • C-section rate in 2014: 42.5%

Vanderbilt Birth Center (Formally known as Baby + Co)

  • 3212 West End Ave Ste 100 Nashville, TN 3720              (615) 647-8220

  • Handles about 500 births a year

  • Midwives available

  • OBGYN available

  • Ultrasound services in house

  • 3 Peanut Balls and birth balls available for use

  • Low intervention birth with a certified nurse midwife; nitrous oxide available for pain relief; water birth available; childbirth classes; lactation counseling; IBCLC, new mom support groups, 3 birthing suites where families are welcome

  • WATER BIRTHS AVAILABLE

  • tubs and showers available for hydrotherapy

  • For emergencies, patients transfer to Vanderbilt Hospital minutes away and midwives continue to care for  you.

  • C-section rate 2015: 5%

 
  • 4321 Carothers Pkwy Franklin, TN 37067
    (615) 435-5000

  • Handles 1514 births a year

  • No midwives available

  • NICU; Rooming-in; lactation services; professional photography; childbirth classes, epidural and nitrous available for pain relief, labor, birth & postpartum in the same room

  • has a complete set of Peanut Balls for patient use

  • C-section rate in 2013: 35.93%

  • C-section rate in 2014: 33%

 

Summit Hospital

  • 5655 Frist Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37076

  • OBGYN available

  • Peanut Balls and birth balls available for use

 
  • 200 StoneCrest Boulevard, Smyrna, TN 37167

  • Midwives available

  • OBGYN available

  • NICU; Rooming-in; lactation services; professional photography; childbirth classes, epidural and nitrous available for pain relief

  • has a complete set of Peanut Balls for patient use