Women's Education and Lactation Center
We understand that childbirth is a personal experience. At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, you choose how to give birth. We will not overwhelm you with equipment, doctors or procedures you do not want. If your baby should need specialized or intensive care, we have one of the top neonatology programs in the nation for the specialized care of newborns and premature babies.
After birth, you are encouraged to keep your baby with you for mother-baby bonding. Breastfeeding is strongly encouraged and our lactation consultants are here to help you.
We also support breastfeeding through inpatient and telephone consultations, sale of breast pumps, breastfeeding supplies, and rental of hospital-grade breast pumps. Our staff are board certified lactation consultants or registered nurses.
Vanderbilt Women's Health
Our Women's Health services range from annual examinations and pregnancy care to advanced laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. We also offer gynecologic oncology, high risk obstetrics, and maternal transport service.
With the Vanderbilt Nurse-Midwifery practice, you and your baby are in the care of experienced certified nurse-midwives who have been educated in two disciplines; both nursing and midwifery, and are all board-certified. If a complication should arise, we will consult with any number of specialty physicians at Vanderbilt with whom we have collaborative relationships. We offer individualized, nurturing, low-intervention care. Trusting relationships and satisfying birth experiences are emphasized.
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