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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.

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Meet Your Care Team

Julia Annan

Julia AnnanCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Kathleen E. Danhausen

Kathleen E. DanhausenCNM

    Certified Nurse Midwifery
Ella J. Docherty

Ella J. DochertyCNM

    Annual Exam, Certified Nurse Midwifery , Contraception, General Gynecology, General Obstetrics, Gynecology, 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
Richard N. Thigpen

Richard N. ThigpenMD

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

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.

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Tests, Treatments and Services

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

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


3212 West End Avenue, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203