Having babies is a natural part of life. The Women's Education and Lactation Center offers personalized and family centered care. As a patient, you can choose the kind of birth experience you want and will not be overwhelmed by doctors or receive intervention when you don’t want it. If the situation arises that your baby should need subspecialty or intensive care, be very confident that we have state-of-the-art services available.
After birth, you are encouraged to keep your baby with you at all times to promote mother-baby bonding. Breastfeeding is strongly encouraged and our lactation consultants are here to support you with any questions or concerns that you may have.
We offer you and your family a variety of tours and classes to help you prepare for childbirth and parenting.
We also offer assistance and support to breastfeeding families through inpatient and telephone consultations, sale of breast pumps and other related breastfeeding supplies, and rental of hospital-grade breast pumps. Our staff are board certified lactation consultants or registered nurses.
Vanderbilt Women's Health
At Vanderbilt we care for women through all stages of life. 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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