Tender Beginnings offers comprehensive, compassionate, and encouraging services to families preparing for birth. Whether you are seeking a home birth, water birth or doula services, on the day of the special event of birth our team members are by your side with the goal of achieving YOUR best birth possible.
We work with clients from the following (red) counties in Tennessee.
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. All of this is accomplished in the comfort of your own home.
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. While this stilling effect of water will appeal to some more than others, there are some sound scientific reasons why water works for labor and birth. They are deserving of our consideration as we make decisions about what birth experience is right for us.
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. For instance, a doula might offer: Attention to physical comfort through techniques such as touch and massage and assistance with breathing. Because Mary Anne is a licensed midwife she can offer even more than the typical doula, monitoring of vital signs, exam of the cervix and accessing the fetal heart beat.