Home Birth

Home birth has evolved. A trained birth team shows up and sets up equipment, herbs and comfort measures to assist the mother during the miracle of birth. Both mother and baby are monitored throughout the labor and during the postpartum period . . .

Water Birth

Water birth is not for all. However, nothing elicits relaxation quite like water . . . placid, peaceful water. This is also true in the realm of birth . . .

Doula Services

A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period . . .

Home Birth

Home birth has evolved. A trained birth team shows up and sets up equipment, herbs and comfort measures to assist the mother during the miracle of birth. Both mother and baby are monitored throughout the labor and during the postpartum period . . .

Water Birth

Water birth is not for all. However, nothing elicits relaxation quite like water . . . placid, peaceful water. This is also true in the realm of birth . . .

Doula Services

A doula is a professional labor assistant who provides physical and emotional support to you and your partner during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period . . .

Tender Beginnings is . . .

. . . a teaching practice that has been servicing the Nashville area for over 23 years. This Tennessee midwifery practice offers complete prenatal care for a safe homebirth. The primary midwife, Mary Anne, is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and she also offers professional monitrice (doula) services for a “homebirth in a hospital” experience in the middle Tennessee area.

Our service area is approximately a one-hour drive time from our office in Eagleville. This area includes Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Spring Hill, Smyrna, Shelbyville, to name a few cities. In addition, we provide the service of some home visits. The philosophy of Tender Beginnings is that all couples should have their choice of birth sites to include water birth and be allowed to make informed decisions with the care of mother and baby in mind.

Midwifery care creates a safe birthing environment, protecting the health of the woman and her baby, with a focus on the whole family while respecting the woman’s needs, choices, and privacy.

A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is extensively trained in homebirths and water births.

Therefore, a CPM contributes to the safety of mother and baby by avoiding unnecessary interventions and complications.

During the miraculous homebirth, Tennessee midwives have only one baby and one woman to focus on at a time. The complete family receives the friendly guidance, professional assistance, and gentle care of a midwife, doula, and monitrice needed for a safe homebirth.

Please meet our staff >>

Tender Beginnings is . . .

. . . a teaching practice that has been servicing the Nashville area for over 23 years. This Tennessee midwifery practice offers complete prenatal care for a safe homebirth. The primary midwife, Mary Anne, is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and she also offers professional monitrice (doula) services for a “homebirth in a hospital” experience in the middle Tennessee area.

Our service area is approximately a one-hour drive time from our office in Eagleville. This area includes Nashville, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Spring Hill, Smyrna, Shelbyville, to name a few cities. In addition, we provide the service of some home visits. The philosophy of Tender Beginnings is that all couples should have their choice of birth sites to include water birth and be allowed to make informed decisions with the care of mother and baby in mind.

Midwifery care creates a safe birthing environment, protecting the health of the woman and her baby, with a focus on the whole family while respecting the woman’s needs, choices, and privacy.

A Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) is extensively trained in homebirths and water births.

Therefore, a CPM contributes to the safety of mother and baby by avoiding unnecessary interventions and complications.

During the miraculous homebirth, Tennessee midwives have only one baby and one woman to focus on at a time. The complete family receives the friendly guidance, professional assistance, and gentle care of a midwife, doula, and monitrice needed for a safe homebirth.

Please meet our staff >>

Today's Midwife Is—

Today midwives must have a certification to offer services legally. A CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program that is duly recognized and regulated in the state of Tennessee.

Todays’ midwife is:

  • Certified
  • Equipped
  • Safe
  • Social Pressures
  • Comparisons
  • Final Note
Read more >>

Today's Midwife Is—

Today midwives must have a certification to offer services legally. A CPM (Certified Professional Midwife) is a person who has successfully completed a midwifery education program that is duly recognized and regulated in the state of Tennessee.

Todays’ midwife is:

  • Certified
  • Equipped
  • Safe
  • Social Pressures
  • Comparisons
  • Final Note
Read more >>

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Midwifery Resources

We strive to guide you through the process by providing information such as detailed information about Home Birth Supplies and Supplements with an easy click and purchase from Amazon option. Other educational information offered to you are links about Group B Strep, Water Births, Epidurals, and check out the FAQ’s page. 

Our IV Class

This class is focused on the tips, tricks, and techniques to assist midwives in starting an IV and administering IV fluids and medications in the home setting. The fee includes supplies, handouts, and certificates for 5 MEAC accredited CEUs. This class is an approved class towards the Midwifery Bridge Certificate.

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