Lilah + Baby+Company = A Birth Story

  Let me introduce you to Lilah. (She’s in there under the cute yellow hat.) This precious girl had the honor of being among the babies born during the first few weeks after the Nashville birth center, Baby+Company, had opened its doors. Hers was the first birth I attended there and I was delighted! Lilah […]

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New Option for Water Birth in Nashville

It’s official!  In an email sent out to current patients last week, Nashville’s Baby+Company Birth Center announced that they are now able to offer water BIRTH as an option! This makes them the only facility where you can both labor AND give birth in a birthing tub. Finally, water birth in Nashville is a reality! Baby+Co […]

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Celebrating VBA2C success

Celebrating VBA2C Success I haven’t forgotten how wonderful it was to have Heidi with my husband and I while we labored for 30 hrs until Emma made her entrance into this world. What I recall most is Heidi’s quiet confidence… she knows her stuff and I can attest to that. Heidi answered all my questions and […]

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Nashville prenatal henna + photoshoot package

Pregnant in the Nashville area? I’m excited to be partnering with Brentwood Doula and Photographer, Amber Mohr, to bring you this wonderful prenatal henna + photoshoot package. Only $250 for both. It’s a beautiful thing! One of the things that attracted me to prenatal henna work is that it’s temporary.  Belly casts are another popular […]

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Who needs a doula?

First-time moms are not the only ones who can benefit from the support of a doula. I was reviewing my schedule last night and realized that my next three doula clients are each having their third babies. I guess that answers the question of who needs a doula! And two of them are repeat clients […]

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Water Birth Options in Middle Tennessee

Planning on using water during your labor and birth? Hydrotherapy is a great option for comfort and pain management. The water offers warmth, buoyancy, and freedom of movement. UPDATED APRIL 2018 Despite research evidence that shows the safety of water birth for low-risk laboring women, an opinion statement by ACOG in 2014 has influenced many facilities […]

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Birth & Babies: Kristin’s vbac Experience

I had an awful experience with the birth of my first son in 2008.  The same old OB routine that is so common it’s disturbing: not dilating and progressing as they want you to; being pressured into epidural and pitocin; pitocin affects the baby’s heart rate dramatically and boom, you’re in the OR having an […]

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