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As the region's only out-of-hospital birth center, we’re proud to deliver a complete care experience for pregnant people and families. No matter where you are in your fertility, pregnancy or parenting journey, we’re here to support you. We offer a range of services including wellness coaching, prenatal care, postpartum support, family planning, well-person care and educational classes.

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Why Choose the Vanderbilt Birth Center

  • goal, specialized, individualized, customized, Personalized care
    Personalized care

    We tailor your care plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We offer prenatal care at the same location where you will give birth, so you will be familiar with the space before your labor and birth experience. Our goal is to get you back home and comfortable in your own bed after your labor and birth experience, so you postpartum stay will be shorter than it would be in the hospital. 

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    Our collaborative midwife and OB/GYN team provides personalized care to ensure you are listened to, cared for, comfortable and safe. We offer all of the support you need, no matter what surprises or challenges may come up along the way. We are committed to caring for you and your unique needs with compassion and expertise. 

  • hospital bed, Birth suites
    Birth suites

    Our birth suites provide a comfortable place to give birth and bond with your baby. Our suites include queen-sized beds, in-suite bathrooms, hydrotherapy birth tubs, Swedish bars and ambience control, like dimmers on the lights and temperature control. We can customize the space to provide the birth experience that you want. 

  • conversations, dialog, word bubbles, Support

    Part of what makes our experience special is the welcoming community we help create for birthing people, partners and families. We host a variety of classes, events, meetups and groups to help families build their support systems in-person and online.

  • journalism, book, Class options, Specialized assessments
    Educational Resources

    We offer a wide variety of education classes to our patients and their families, including classes focused on birthing, preparing for baby and early parenting.

Services We Provide

If needed, maternal-fetal medicine neonatal specialty care are provided at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

  • 24/7 labor and delivery service
  • Birth center delivery
  • Family planning
  • Fertility counseling
  • Hydrotherapy and water births
  • Lactation guidance
  • Midwifery services
  • Postpartum care
  • Preconception care
  • Prenatal care and testing
  • Primary care
  • Wellness coaching
  • Well-woman care

Meet Your Care Team

Donica J. Anderson

Donica J. AndersonCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Sarah N. Ankrom

Sarah N. AnkromCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Julia Annan

Julia AnnanCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Kristin Godsey

Kristin GodseyCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery