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Midwifery and Women’s Primary Care

Vanderbilt Midwives provide personalized care for women from reproduction through menopause. Our teams, led by experienced certified nurse midwives, offer services similar to those provided by OB-GYNs, including well woman exams, Pap smears and prenatal care. However, the holistic approach to care is the defining characteristic in these nurse-led practices.

Midwives view and treat pregnancy and childbirth as normal, natural processes and use less technology and interventions such as electronic fetal monitoring, artificial rupture of the membranes and cesarean section. Of course, if medical conditions or problems arise, midwives will engage a higher level of care and use of technology. 

Our midwives see patients in three clinic locations and deliver babies at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Birth Center

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Meet Your Care Team

McKenzie Canon

McKenzie CanonMSN

    Annual Exam, Certified Nurse Midwifery , Contraception, Gynecology, Menstrual Cycle Problems, Pregnancy, Well Woman Care
Kristin Godsey

Kristin GodseyCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Lila D. Humbert

Lila D. HumbertCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Sarah Kelsey

Sarah KelseyCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Madeleine P. McGinigle

Madeleine P. McGinigleCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Emily S. Miller

Emily S. MillerCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Alys Moore

Alys MooreCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Jenissa R. Saadat

Jenissa R. SaadatCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Lillian R. Hofer Scott

Lillian R. Hofer ScottCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Ximena A. Rocha

Ximena A. RochaCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Heather A. Sevcik

Heather A. SevcikCNM, MSN

    Certified Nurse Midwifery , General Obstetrics, Gynecology, High Risk Pregnancy
Laci B. Spengler

Laci B. SpenglerDNP, CNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Crystal Stewart

Crystal StewartCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Grace H. Zimmerman

Grace H. ZimmermanCNM, APRN

    Certified Nurse Midwifery

Why Choose Midwifery and Women’s Primary Care at Vanderbilt

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    Experienced specialists

    Our certified nurse midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses who have also earned a master of science degree in nursing and a specialty in midwifery. With deep experience in midwifery, they deliver outstanding care to women at every stage of life.

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    Team approach

    Many women often see certified nurse-midwives for routine gynecological and primary care, in addition to obstetrics care. When a symptom or diagnosis requires specialized treatment, we work closely with Vanderbilt Health physicians to manage your care. This includes going to high-risk pregnancy appointments with you to ensure that you understand everything and, if needed, to help make decisions.

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    Personalized care

    From birth planning and supportive labor care to managing the changes that occur as you approach menopause, midwives spend a lot of time with you. They listen to your concerns; explain options; provide childbirth, lactation and breastfeeding education; and, when needed, they’re known to be wonderful hand-holders.

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    Proven outcomes

    When it comes to delivering your baby, safety is the top concern. Our certified nurse midwives and women’s primary care nurse practitioners have a proven record of keeping moms and their babies safe for more than 24 years.

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