Pregnancy Care and Delivery

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Pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most significant moments in a woman's life. At the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health, we are honored to celebrate this special time with you. We recognize that each pregnancy is unique. Vanderbilt’s state-of-the-art obstetric care provides a compassionate and personalized approach to your health and your baby's. Our caring team of board-certified ob/gyns, nurse midwives, residents, nurses and nurse practitioners will work closely with you throughout your pregnancy to take care of your needs and discuss any concerns you may have.

Our caregivers deliver all babies at the Vanderbilt University Hospital. Should any emergency occur during your pregnancy and you choose to go to another medical facility at that time, we will not be able to care for you there. We will, however, communicate with this facility and their obstetricians to make sure you continue to receive good obstetrical care.

For some low risk pregnancies, the Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health offers an additional option for distraction during contractions with our hydrotherapy tub room. The hydrotherapy tub is used to help in delaying or lessening the need for medication during labor. Women have the opportunity to use the tub throughout their labor, and will exit the tub for birth.

Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health offers a variety of classes for expectant parents and siblings. View a list here.

The Center for Advanced Maternal-Fetal Care is available to help women with high-risk pregnancies.

For women with routine pregnancies interested in unmedicated birth in a home-like, non-hospital environment, Baby+Company is a new boutique birth center expected to open in August 2015. 

  • Baby+Company is now seeing prenatal patients at One Hundred Oaks.
  • Babies are delivered at Baby+Company by Vanderbilt certified nurse midwives. Alternative pain management options, including nitrous oxide, are available.
  • Families are welcome.
  • Classes and wellness services are also available, such as: childbirth and newborn education, new-mom support groups, nutrition during pregnancy and prenatal yoga.

Whether you're expecting your first child or you've been mothering little (or big) people for years, you'll find words of wisdom at Wishing Well. It's the blog for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, written by women at all stages of motherhood. Join the Wishing Well discussion here.

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