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Vanderbilt Birth Center

As the region's only out-of-hospital birth experience, 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.

Meet Your Care Team

Lori A. Cabbage
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Lori A. CabbageCNM, MSN, BA

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Richard N. Thigpen

Richard N. ThigpenMD

    Contraception, General Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, High Risk Pregnancy, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Well Woman Care

Why Choose Vanderbilt Birth Center at Vanderbilt

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

Baby+Co is now Vanderbilt Birth Center: Virtual Tour

Same great place, same midwives, same care model – but baby+co. is now the Vanderbilt Birth Center! Hear from Margaret Buxton, certified nurse midwife and director of the center, as she talks about what families can expect from this award-winning freestanding birth center and how out-of-hospital birth became a popular option for parents during the pandemic.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Hydrotherapy and water births
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    Birth center birth
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    Wellness coaching
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    Family planning
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    Well-woman care
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    Prenatal care and testing
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    Postpartum care


3212 West End Avenue, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203

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