Welcome to Tender Beginnings Birth Services!

Mary Anne and her Staff

This is not an example of ‘Social Distancing” 

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, Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), 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. We have an office in Eagleville. 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.

Tender Beginnings Birth Services and Roles

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 Certified Professional Midwife (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, doulas, and monitrice needed for a safe homebirth.