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Vanderbilt Midwife Services

Vanderbilt’s midwife programs offer unique healthcare options for women throughout their lives. Our certified nurse-midwives provide pregnancy care and delivery, primary care, well-woman care (annual exams, Pap smears and breast exams), birth control, other gynecological services, and prenatal care.

Our nurse-midwives accept commercial insurance as well as self-pay options. We encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify coverage for care.

Why Choose a Vanderbilt Midwife

  • Vanderbilt’s nurse-midwife programs offer you the best of both worlds: a low-tech approach backed by advanced care options to deal with any emergency.
  • Vanderbilt offers several choices for midwife care, including varying levels of midwife support for pregnancy and delivery.
  • Our certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing and a specialty in midwifery. We follow the standards of care developed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. This means our nurse-midwives offer an individualized and nurturing approach to care while minimizing unnecessary interventions.
  • If a C-section is needed, Vanderbilt obstetricians and other specialists are available, so your care is assured.
  • Beyond pregnancy care and delivery, our certified nurse-midwives offer lifetime healthcare for women.

Midwife Options at Vanderbilt

Midwives view menstruation, pregnancy, birth and menopause as normal changes in women's lives, not as medical problems. We facilitate these natural processes, rather than try to change their normal course.

If you want to work with a certified nurse-midwife during your pregnancy, we offer several options:

Midwives delivering at the hospital

Our certified nurse-midwives at West End Women's Health Center and Vanderbilt Nurse-Midwives at Melrose offer holistic, low-tech delivery in a hospital setting. In most cases, your delivery can proceed with very little intervention. Deliveries take place at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which is equipped to deal with any emergency.

At NorthCrest Medical Center, in Springfield, Tenn., our midwives are the primary caregivers during normal labor and delivery. If complications arise, including the need for a C-section, a board-certified obstetrician is available to oversee your labor and delivery.

Midwives on the delivery team, with obstetrician delivering

Our certified nurse-midwives at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, Vanderbilt Health Franklin-Cool Springs and Vanderbilt Health Thompson's Station work within your care team to support you during pregnancy. An obstetrician will deliver your baby at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Woman-Centered Care for:

  • Infertility
  • Pregnancy, labor and delivery
  • Postpartum recovery and complications
  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause

Midwife Services and Programs

  • Doula program
  • Family planning
  • Genetic screening and counseling
  • Prenatal care and testing
  • Low-intervention childbirth
  • Postpartum care
  • Baby care education
  • Well-woman care
  • Colposcopy
  • Menopause care
  • Weight management
  • Sexual function counseling
  • Smoking cessation


Vanderbilt midwives work at many of our Women's Health locations, including:

  • West End Women’s Health Center
    2611 West End Avenue, Suite 380
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 936-5858
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  • Vanderbilt Nurse-Midwives Melrose
    2410 8th Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 875-0875
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  • Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health One Hundred Oaks
    719 Thompson Lane, Suite 27100
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 343-5700
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  • Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health Columbia
    808 Jenland Dr.
    Columbia, TN 38401
    (931) 381-3030
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  • Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Cool Springs
    2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 230
    Franklin, TN 37067
    (615) 343-5700
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  • Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Thompson’s Station
    1106 Elliston Way, Suite 201
    Thompson's Station, TN 37179
    (615) 343-5700
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  • Vandebilt Center for Women’s Health at NorthCrest Medical Center
    500 NorthCrest Drive, Suite 522
    Springfield, TN 37172
    (615) 382-2619
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