Ascension Saint Thomas

Choosing the right OB-GYN is personal

Your doctor will be with you before, during and after your pregnancy. Find an OB-GYN you can trust. Appointments are available.

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Birthing locations with personalized options

With three birthing centers located throughout Tennessee, Ascension Saint Thomas provides exceptional care, close to home. Working together, we can help deliver a memorable birth experience. 

  • High-risk pregnancy care and maternal fetal medicine 
  • NICU for unexpected complications and premature deliveries 
  • Birthing options, including unmedicated birth without epidural and certified nurse midwife 
  • Spacious and comfortable labor and delivery suites and postpartum rooms
  • No-cost Birth Design Program to help create a personalized birth experience, to schedule an appointment, call 615-284-7526.

Choose a maternity care team that’s right for you

We understand that choosing the right care team for the delivery of your child is an important decision. At Ascension Saint Thomas, we deliver personalized care before, during and after pregnancy. From prenatal, pregnancy and birthing care to childbirth classes and breastfeeding support, we provide care close to home in Nashville, Murfreesboro, McMinnville, and throughout Middle Tennessee. 

Our goal is to support you throughout pregnancy and birth within a safe and caring environment. At Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown, we provide the freedom and flexibility of midwifery care with the safety and security of a hospital birth.

Now more than ever, we understand that getting the care you need as safely as possible is top of mind for you and your family. We're taking safety precautions to help keep you and your family safe, while our commitment to compassionate, personalized care remains unchanged.

Ascension Saint Thomas maternity care teams provide care for expecting moms and baby.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital provides labor and delivery services in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Advanced care, if you need it

Not all women need specialized high-risk care for their pregnancy. But if you do, Ascension Saint Thomas care teams who specialize in maternal fetal medicine (MFM) are here for you.

Keeping moms and babies healthy: We’re here to help you feel more prepared for labor and delivery, and how to care for your baby at home. Our OB-GYNs and pediatricians are here to support you and your family.

We’re ready for the unexpected: If there is a newborn medical emergency, our OB doctors and maternity care teams use the special-care nursery and the pediatric neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We deliver around-the-clock, intensive neonatal care to help our most precious patients thrive.

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Ascension Saint Thomas River Park Hospital provides labor and delivery services in middle Tennessee.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital provides labor and delivery services in Tennessee.

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Take a tour of our inviting birth facilities and amenities at Ascension Saint Thomas River Park - McMinnville. 

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Take a tour of our inviting birth facilities and amenities at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.

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Little things make a big difference
Ascension care teams listen to you as a woman and an expecting mom. We take the time to understand the care you need, including any special care your baby needs. Then, together we create a care plan that’s right for you, your baby, and your new family.

Hannah: Exceeding expectations
When Hannah delivered her baby, the care team asked her questions, cared about the answers, and helped her birthing experience exceed expectations.

NTiense: An empowering experience
During the delivery of her child, NTiense appreciated that the care team included her and her entire family in the process, creating a wonderful family atmosphere. 

Shanelle: Making decisions 
Shanelle's birthing experience made her feel at ease and comfortable, knowing that the care team placed a priority on her preferences for a birthing experience.  

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  • The Birthing Center - an in-hospital home-like center for unmedicated deliveries with certified nurse midwives available
  • 24/7 lactation support and a free outpatient breastfeeding clinic
  • Level III NICU with NicView camera system
  • Voted 'Best Place to Have a Baby' by Nashville Parent
  • Level II NICU
  • 24/7 lactation support and a free outpatient breastfeeding clinic
  • Voted 'Best Place to Have a Baby' by Rutherford Parent
  • Comfortable labor, delivery and postpartum rooms
  • Childbirth education and lactation support
  • Dedicated entrance and parking
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Out of concern for health and safety, classes and events will be rescheduled. Learn about our COVID-19 response at ascension.org. Talk to a doctor 24/7 with Ascension Online Care. Use code HOME for a discounted $20 visit. 

Whether you need help understanding options or deciding on your preferences, Ascension Saint Thomas is here to help you create your ideal birth experience. We offer a birth designer to each mom-to-be at no cost. Your designer listens to understand your unique needs and supports you with: 

  • Planning a personalized delivery experience 
  • Education for first time moms 
  • 1:1 tours of the childbirth center 
  • Coordinating and supporting families who need help with adoption or surrogacy 
  • Coordinating services for high-risk moms before the day of delivery 
  • Following up with patients after delivery to make sure mom and family connected to the care they need

To schedule an appointment with a birth designer, call 615-284-7526 or click the "Request an Appointment" button.

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Midwife care before, during and after pregnancy

Certified nurse midwives (CNM) at Ascension Saint Thomas deliver care for you as a person and expecting mom. We understand that each woman is unique — and so are their healthcare needs and choices. And we're ready to listen, answer your questions and provide the care that you need at each step of your pregnancy journey — before, during and after pregnancy. This includes: 

  • Prenatal care 
  • Birth planning 
  • Annual well-woman exams 
  • Support for natural birthing experience with less medical intervention 
  • Emotional support 
  • Education on pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding and postpartum 
  • Care during labor and delivery 
  • Postpartum care 

Your certified nurse midwife will work with you to understand your birthing preferences to deliver the care that's right for you. They will be with you and provide the care you need during labor and delivery. If additional care is needed during pregnancy or birth, you can rest assured that OB-GYNs and other specialists are on-site at our women’s hospitals and birthing centers to provide the care you need.

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care is safe care. At Ascension Saint Thomas, our commitment is to keep you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, doctor’s offices and outpatient centers. We have strict safety precautions in place — such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, treating patients who are ill at separate sites of care, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. Don’t delay getting the care you need at this time. 

Frequently asked questions

Why should I see an OB-GYN?
We are committed to delivering specialized care for women at every age and stage of life. Our OB-GYNs and care teams specialize in caring for the health of women — specifically pregnancy and female reproductive health. Our women's health specialists are committed to building a trusted partnership that starts with a conversation between you and your doctor. We’re ready to help answer questions you may have. From there, we work together with you to create a personalized care plan that addresses your individual needs. 

What services do I need for my maternity care? 
Our trusted team of doctors, nurses and specialists deliver high-quality care for you and your baby based on your health and preferences. We take the time to answer your questions, understand your preferences and discuss birthing options available. Our care team wants to make your birth experience as memorable, comfortable and safe as possible. We offer many personalized services, including breastfeeding support, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, postpartum care and more. We can deliver care that’s right for you and your baby. 

What postpartum care options are available? 
Our nurses and postpartum specialists are here to give you complete support after you give birth. Our postpartum care provides continuous family-centered care to enhance bonding. We help monitor and support any changes such as mood swings, difficulties urinating, and getting steady on your feet. Along with pain management, including C-section scar management, we ensure that you get the rest and nutrition you need. Before you go home, we give you helpful daily exercises and guidance for adapting to everyday activities. We also offer breastfeeding support to help you provide adequate nutrition for your baby.

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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.

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