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Your Confidence Will Grow With the Baby
ew parents can't help themselves: in an effort to do everything "right" with their newborn, they sometimes doubt themselves and think they are doing things "wrong." Give yourself a little grace. Baby is probably thriving! According to What to Expect the First Year (Workman; 2014), most babies double their birth weight by 4 months of age and triple it by age 1. When you take your baby to his well-child visits, you'll have the chance to ask all the questions you have while your pediatrician weighs, measures and vaccinates Baby. As long as you follow your pediatrician's guidelines you will be fine, and you will grow in confidence as baby comes along. REMEMBER: Millions of new parents have been here before! When in doubt, call your doc.
TIPS FOR FLYING WITH YOUR BABY FOR THE FIRST TIME
TOP SURPRISES ABOUT YOUR BRAND-NEW NEWBORN
• Feed Baby just before boarding so he's not grumpy.
• Your newborn may look like a little old, wrinkled man at birth. A first bath will do wonders.
s soon as you board the plane, you see people watching you. Oh, no, a baby! But you can manage and your baby has every right to be there. Here are tips for making it all go smoothly. Remember to breathe.
• Take advantage of family pre-boarding so you and Baby can get settled in your seats. • Increased cabin pressure can cause fussiness for your little. Keep a prepared bottle handy — or be prepared to breastfeed in order to help him clear his little ears. • Consider little toys: Pull out surprises for Baby when he's wakeful as the flight goes on. • Use an air-sick bag as a puppet to entertain. • Quietly read board books to Baby.
ead up all you want to, there will STILL be surprises with your little newcomer. Here are some of the top headscratchers that continue to surprise new moms and dads when the baby finally comes.
• Newborns eliminate mustard seed-like poos until they add solid food to their diet. They can also have explosive bowel movements all the way up their back. This WILL happen. • Only sponge bathe your infant until the umbilical cord falls off. • Newborn fingernails grow surprisingly fast, and it makes parents nervous to trim them. To avoid nicks, file the nails instead with a soft emory board. Source: First Time Parent (Harper Collins: 2006) by Lucy Atkins.
• Provide entertainment via your phone or laptop. Source: travelingmom.com
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9 Secrets All New Mamas Should Know BY CASSI DENARI
eady or not, your baby is coming! As a new mom there will be a lot of uncertainty — and possibly tons of unanticipated guilt! Am I doing this right? Is my baby eating too often, not often enough? Is he sleeping enough, pooping enough? Is his poop supposed to be that color? At times, you may think you are doing it all wrong. You're not. Here are tips:
Don’t hesitate to call a lactation consultant if you have any questions about nursing. Breastfeeding doesn’t come naturally to every woman. Like most things in life, you do much better with a little instruction, so don’t be afraid to ask. “When I was in the hospital, I asked every nurse that came in my room for advice. Was I doing it right? Is the baby latched on correctly? Did she have any suggestions? I left the hospital with a little more confidence about nursing,” says Lisa Banks, mother of two.
If you have health concerns about your baby, don’t feel uncomfortable calling the pediatrician or advice nurse. Trust your instincts and call.
Always call the doctor if the baby develops a rash or a very high fever.
Don’t lift anything heavier than your baby for the first month. Also, as soon as the doctor gives the OK, start doing those Kegel exercises. Sherrie Palm, founder and CEO of the Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS) says, “Women do not realize they should be contracting their PC muscles before they pick up their children and that any heavy lifting can create pelvic floor muscle problems, particularly if done too soon after childbirth.”
AAAHH, THE SHOWER
New dads need lots of encouragement and permission to do things their own way. Praise and honor the new dad and he'll come through big time!
personally. You’re not doing anything wrong; other moms just love to dispense helpful information. After all, they’ve been there before!
Shower every day. You’ll feel better and have more energy. Before you have a baby, you might think it's absurd that you would need to be reminded. But after, take care of you!
HUSH, LITTLE MAMA
HELP ME, HELP YOU
OH, THE DRAMA
If someone offers their help (bringing dinner over, doing your laundry, holding the baby while you shower or sleep), let them! Put the "I can do it all myself attitude" on hold for this short time and get used to letting people help you.
IT'S NOT PERSONAL
After you have a baby everyone you meet will offer advice. Don’t take their suggestions
“Sleep when the baby sleeps" is actually excellent advice. Who cares about the cleaning and the laundry, you need sleep! Your hormones are now working overtime adjusting to your postpartum body. You may cry for no reason at all; you will laugh, and you may be blue all within a 10-minute time span. Don't be alarmed — these are your hormones talking. Be kind to yourself. This will pass. If the baby blues persist, consult your doctor.
ASK AND RECEIVE
This is not the time to hint or hope that your husband understands your wants and needs. Having a baby has not changed his oblivion to the dirty dishes in the sink or the mounds of laundry scattered throughout the house. If you need him to do something, you must ask. “If you tell him specifically what you want, you are much more likely to get it,” says Greg Bishop author of Hit the Ground Crawling (Dads Adventure; 2006). Also, make sure to involve your new daddy with the baby and encourage him! Let him change diapers, get the baby to sleep, give a bottle, entertain, etc. Let him do his own thing with the baby; this is their time to bond. Cassi Denari is a mom and freelance writer.
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MAGICAL TALES SUPER MAT tinylove.com | $39.99 This oversized play mat gives more room for Baby to roll around and explore. It features a peek-a-boo tree, crinkly star, teething toy, mirror, plush clouds and satin ribbons — all for Baby's enjoyment. The black-and-white images are eye catching, too. You can even toss it in the washer!
MAGELLAN 5-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT maxicosi.com | $349.99 This car seat fits newborns - 10 years (five - 120 pounds), which will last until your child no longer needs to ride in a car seat. It features adjustable side-impact protection and headrests at 14 heights, seven reclining positions, three adjustable torso height positions and more. The pillowy comfort and self-wicking fabric makes for more comfortable rides.
SILENT AUTO GLIDING ELITE BASSINET deltachildren.com | $99.99 Give your arms a rest with this automatic gliding bassinet. Newborns (up to 15 pounds) can easily drift off to sleep thanks to the bassinet’s 15-minute gliding intervals. A storage basket underneath holds essentials, and its slim size fits perfectly in any room. Wheels allow you to move it around with ease, then lock it into place.
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This tiny speaker packs a punch of lullabies — and it fits in the palm of your hand! Pre-loaded with two hours of music this portable device is just the thing you need to soothe your fussy baby. Fully charged, it plays up to 18 hours. You can also connect to your own devices to play your personalized set lists. It has a 60-minute timer, too.
This Australian line of stylish bags is now available in the U.S. It has nine internal and two super-external pockets to hold all your needs. It’s made from full-grain pebbled cow leather and comes with a matching and padded diaper changing mat. Attach it to your stroller via handy rings.
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Small, yet mighty, this compact travel stroller folds down to the size of a large grocery bag. It weighs less than 12 pounds and comes with its own carrying bag. Appropriate for children up to 50 pounds, it features a five-point harness.
This handy “key” helps parents press stubborn car seat latch release buttons — without breaking a nail! It slides over the latch and gives you additional support when pressing the button down. Hook it to your key chain and you’ll have it at all times. Available in five different colors.
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This new SPF 40 sunscreen stick is free of toxins and glides on smoothly. Infused with organic calendula and organic aloe, it'll keep your baby’s skin soft and moisturized. Use it on everyone in the family!
This wrap is made with innovative mesh fabric that's breathable and light. The flexible fabric shapes to your body, but only stretches in one direction, which provides comfort and vertical lift. Appropriate for ages 0 - 24 months or babies 8 - 35 pounds.
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Breastfeed Baby in a more comfortable position with this new sling. It supports you in an upright position and holds Baby in place. The comfy shoulder strap absorbs Baby's weight as you nurse, allowing you to breastfeed for longer sessions with ease.
This new baby shampoo doubles as a body wash and is scented with lavender essential oil. It’s hypoallergenic and contains no paragons, phthalates, sulfates or other harsh chemicals. Pair it with the baby lotion of the same scent (also $9.99 for a 16-ounce bottle) for an all around fresh clean.
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RIGHT FOR YOU? Water is soothing — especially when you're in it. So, why not deliver your baby in the water, too? The question is, are you a good candidate for it?
ou've heard the nightmare stories about the pain of childbirth, and it scares you to death. Women expecting everywhere seek to find ways to ease the birthing experience. One way is laboring in water ... maybe even a water birth. According to Amandine Bossy, certified doula at Mama Moon Birth Concierge in Nashville, full water birth experiences — not to
be confused with hospital laboring tubs — are only available for home births and births at Baby+Co. in Nashville. They're not for everyone. "Any mother with an uncomplicated pregnancy and labor can be a candidate for water birth," says Margaret Buxton, CNM, DNP, regional director of clinical operations at Baby+Co. "We ensure that Baby is healthy, Mom is without fever or other labor complications, and the family is
comfortable and knowledgeable about water births." Baby+Co. provides parents information to review prior to birth; it gives details about the risks and benefits of water birth. "If you're being induced for any reason, have gestational diabetes not controlled by diet, or you have preeclampsia you will not be allowed to have a water birth," adds Bossy. (please turn the page)
IS A WATER BIRTH RIGHT FOR YOU? BENEFITS
If floating in water during pregnancy has benefits, surely a water birth will too, right? According to Buxton, warm water immersion causes major muscles to relax. "In labor this muscle relaxation allows more blood to flow to the uterus, making labor contractions more efficient and effective," says Buxton. The feeling of weightlessness helps to relax you and allows you to rest more deeply between contractions. Warm water also helps the perineum stretch and avoid tears Bossy says. She adds that it reduces stress and anxiety, which regulates blood pressure, reduces pain level and the need for pain medication, speeds up labor and increases energy. In contrast, being in the tub might not offer the optimal pushing position. "If you don’t make progress while pushing, then it might be best to try a different position outside of the tub," says Bossy. And, while laboring in water improves your ability to relax, Buxton says there's no "benefit" to the newborn, and the risks of harm are very minimal.
There are two common concerns people have about water births that can be dispelled, according to Buxton: 1) Being born in water can affect Baby's breathing, and 2) The water itself can create the potential for an infection. The duration of time that Baby remains in the water is minimal.
Laboring in the tub is wonderful! It's soothing for both Mom and Baby." — Amandine Bossy
"When you give birth in the water, the provider brings the baby directly up and out of the water and onto your chest," says Buxton. Bossy agrees and says that babies only take their first breath when they're in contact with air. Until then, the placenta continues to provide oxygen through the umbilical cord. "It can take a full minute before a newborn takes his first breath," adds Bossy. When it comes to the water itself, the providers attending to you also keep the water clean and warm. They remove debris from the water during labor as well as drain and refresh the water as needed — especially during longer labors. This helps keep the water at an ideal temperature, which, according to Buxton, should be about mom's body temperature (97º - 99º F). An important thing to remember is the water should be fresh (regular tap) with nothing added to it. A common complication for a water birth at home is exhaustion due to long labor, adds Bossy. In which case, she says you may need to transfer to a hospital to receive an epidural (if you want one) and to get some rest.
PREPPING FOR WATER BIRTH
When it's time to pack your bag that goes with you to delivery
(if you're not having Baby at home), don't forget these few extra items for laboring in the water or a water birth: bathing suit top or sports bra, hair ties and a robe. What tub is best? Buxton says any type of tub is OK to use. The most important thing is your comfort. Baby+Co. has standard tubs and some area hospitals have side door tubs. However, the hospitals only offer laboring in the tub and then delivering on the hospital bed. If you're planning a home water birth, refer to the "New Parent Services" section on page 20 of this magazine to locate a birthing doula or midwife. Next, consider the tub in your bathroom versus a blow up rental tub. You can situate a rental tub anywhere. Bossy says to use a tub that allows the water to come up to your armpits. And, you must plan ahead for where to put it, how to fill it up and how to drain it. Bossy says home birth midwives provide a list of supplies they need to have for themselves during and after the birth, for the tub and for the baby. Items include a tub (home tub or rental inflatable), a sterile liner for the tub, a brand-new garden hose, two pumps (one to air up the tub, one to pump out the water), an electric kettle and lots of towels.
The tub should be close to a water faucet as well as on the same floor where you plan to recover postpartum. Bossy says this is best in case an emergency arises or if the pushing phase does not progress well and you need to move to the bed. Buxton says it's important to discuss the plan for complications with your provider prior to labor.
WHEN TO GET IN
While getting in the warm water may feel nice and soothing for labor pains, it can actually slow down contractions if you get in too early. Labor tubs are used mostly when active labor starts. Buxton says this could be when you dilate to five to six centimeters and have strong, regular contractions. As for how long you labor in the tub, that's up to you. "It's all about Mom's preference for how long she stays in," says Buxton. "Some women may want to get out and stretch their legs, or sometimes moms feel a bit overheated after time goes by." So, don't worry if you feel the need to get in and out repeatedly — it's very common during the labor. If you do want to have a calm and more relaxed labor or birth experience, using water is a great option. "Laboring in the tub is wonderful," says Bossy. "It's soothing for both Mom and Baby." Kiera Ashford is associate editor for this publication and mother of three ages 2, 8 and 12.
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FIRST BABY: 22 THOUGHTS ON BECOMING PARENTS
Babies have NO manual, but there are a few things to know about them and the important role you play going in. COMPILED BY SUSAN DAY 1. YOU CANNOT SPOIL A BABY. Contrary to what you may hear, a lot of research backs up the claim that you cannot spoil a baby. In fact, holding and responding to your infant is vital to his health and development.
7. TEACH A CHILD TO SLEEP. During Baby's first year of life, you will work at establishing his sleep. But no matter what age your child, establishing a consistent bedtime routine will encourage good sleep habits.
2. VACCINES ARE NOT EVIL. Deadly diseases should only be seen in history books. Vaccines save lives. Modern vaccines are highly effective and safe â€” serious side effects are extremely rare.
8. YOUR CHILD WILL GIVE YOU READINESS CUES FOR PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING. From weaning to feeding solids to potty training to learning to ride a bike, your child will give you cues as to when he is ready. Stay in tune with him.
3. THERE IS NO "RIGHT TIME" TO WEAN. The American Academy of Pediatrics says ideally babies should exclusively breastfeed for six months, but there is no "right" time to wean since all mamas and babies are different. 4. IF YOU SET HIGH EXPECTATIONS, YOUR KIDS WILL LIVE UP TO THEM. A number of studies confirm that when parents are uninvolved with a child, the child is more likely to turn to risky behaviors and have a poorer relationship with his parents. 5. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. According to Psychology Today, motherly intuition has research to back it up. The clear, unconscious sense that something is wrong is a natural response from you regarding the wellness of your children. You will develop this as you rear your child. 6. IT'S OK TO SAY NO. Setting limits with kids gives them guidelines for behavior and shows them how much you care.
9. KEEP THE LOVE (AND SEX) ALIVE WITH YOUR MATE AFTER THE BABY COMES. Decades of scientific research into relationships have taught us that good relationships take work. Praise your partner; focus on intimacy when you can; continue to learn about each other's needs; put your relationship at the center of your family life. 10. YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN, AND THAT'S OK. Adjusting to life with a newborn is adjusting to a new normal. Prepare in advance as much as possible for the changes coming and get a support network in place of family and friends. 11. ALWAYS MAKE YOUR CHILD GO POTTY BEFORE YOU GO OUT. Nuff said. 12. YOUR CHILD'S BEST ROAD MAP TO GROWING UP IS YOU. Every time you say or do something, your
child will observe your behavior. As infants, children gain language and other skills from you. Your challenge is to provide positive examples: show respect to others and yourself; keep a positive outlook; value health; limit anger; practice positive communication skills. 13. DON'T FREAK OUT WHEN YOUR CHILD FALLS DOWN AND HE WON'T EITHER. When your little one starts learning to walk, he will fall down a lot. When he runs and plays he will fall, too. When your child falls, he will look to you to see how to react (if he's not hurt, that is). How YOU react will dictate his response. 14. TALK IT UP WITH BABY. Bring language in during infancy, describing what you're doing as you care for him and responding when your child makes sounds. Build on this as he grows through doing activities together and talking, talking, talking. 15. YELLING AT CHILDREN IS HARMFUL. A 2014 study in The Journal of Child Development says yelling produces results similar to physical punishment for children: increased anxiety, stress and depression. Guard against it. If you have issues with anger, get help in the form of counseling. 1
16. DISTRACTION IS A POWERFUL TOOL. According to child development psychiatrists, the three most important discipline tools to use with children younger than 4 years is supervision, distraction and redirection.
17. KIDS EAT VERY LITTLE. Fussiness about food is a normal part of childhood development. Once your baby starts eating solid foods with the family, expect him to eat what your family eats. If you have difficulties with this, try not to make it a big deal and avoid force feeding. Discuss with your pediatrician when there are hurdles. 18. STRENGTHEN YOUR PATIENCE. Often when we lose our temper it is because of ourselves, not our children. If you find yourself losing patience a lot, you need coping strategies. It's important to enjoy your kids and learn to choose connection, love and kindness. 19. KISSES AND HUGS FROM YOUR CHILD ARE THE BEST PARTS OF LIFE. Give plenty of affection daily to all members of your family. 20. PLAN AND PREP FOR BABY/TODDLER/ KID OUTINGS THE NIGHT BEFORE. Nuff said.
Keep the love (and sex) alive with your mate after the baby comes; put your relationship at the center of your family life."
21. DISCIPLINE STARTS CALMLY AND ENDS CALMLY. Discipline is about guiding and teaching your children — it's not about punishment or anger, according to the book The Parenting Crisis: Parenting Today's Teenagers (Fitzhenry & Whiteside; 2005). It's simply a way of helping kids learn right from wrong and keeping them safe. And it's best done in a calm and controlled manner. 22. THERE WILL BE A LAST TIME YOU PICK UP YOUR CHILD. How's that grab ya? Susan Day is editor of this publication and mom to four fabulous kids.
BOOKS CAN ALWAYS HELP BABY
Brain Rules for Baby
How to Talk So Kids Will
(Pear Press; 2014)
Listen and Listen So Kids
Love and Logic
by John Medina
(McGraw Hill; 2002)
by Elizabeth Pantley
by Foster Cline
by Joanna Faber
and Jim Fay
The Happiest Baby on the Block
The Wonder Weeks
The Happiest Toddler
by Franz X. Plooij
on the Block (Bantam; 2015) by Harvey Karp, M.D.
What to Expect the First Year (Workman; 2014) by Heidi Murkoff
and Julie King
The Whole Brain Child
1-2-3 Magic: Discipline
for Calm, Effective and
by Daniel J. Siegel
Happy Parenting (Sourcebooks; 2016) by Thomas Phelan
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25 MOMMY & ME FUN FOR BABY Infant massage; art & theater; fitness; music & movement; library storytimes for Baby
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o you have a new baby or you have one on the way? Here's something to go ga-ga about. Nashville Parent and Rutherford Parent bring you The Baby Fair with two dates and two locations. Admission to both is FREE!
THE BABY FAIR NASHVILLE: SATURDAY, MAY 4 Nashville Parent celebrates 18 years of Middle Tennessee's premiere event for all-things infant. Co-presented by Saint Thomas Women's Care and Ascension, and sponsored by Mix 92.9, The Baby Fair takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Saint Thomas Midtown's Gladys Owen Education Center (2000 Church St., Nashville). Hospital tours take place every half hour. There are also vendor booths, speakers, demonstrations, games and door prizes. Saint Thomas/Ascension experts present topics like "Baby Boot Camp," "Breastfeeding 101" and "Why Go Natural?" THE BABY FAIR RUTHERFORD: SATURDAY, JUNE 1 Rutherford Parent's Second Annual Baby Fair Rutherford at Saint Thomas Rutherford (1700 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro) takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and it's indoors this year. There will be hospital tours every half hour, speakers, demonstrations, games and giveaways. For more info about both events, call 615-256-2158 or visit nashvilleparent.com.
Blooma Nashville Yoga 4107 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-797-8064 • bloomanashville.com
group prenatal care
BlossOMing Yoga 933 A Woodland St., Nashville 917-691-2385 blossomingyoga.com
Expect With Me at Vanderbilt Centers for Women's Health 719 Thompson Lane, Ste. 27100, Nashville 615-343-5700 522 Northcrest Drive, Springfield 615-382-2619 expectwithme.org Prenatal care in a group setting features 10 two-hour sessions. Includes a social networking feature. Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd., Nashville 615-321-2692 • mmc.edu/about/community1/ prenatalcare/index.html Women in this program meet in small groups and spend up to two hours in each session.
prenatal yoga classes 12 South Yoga 2814 12th Ave. S., Nashville 615-385-3600 • 12southyoga.com Abundant Yoga 1109 Davenport Blvd., #1000, Franklin 615-721-2747 • abundantyoga.com
Half Moon Yoga 101 International Drive, Ste. 105, Franklin 615-496-2310 • halfmoonyoga.net Hot Yoga 807 Main St., Nashville 615-678-8079 • hotyogaeastnashville.com Kundalini Rising Yoga/Bethany Joy Yoga 1218 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville 615-473-3467 • bethanyjoy.net Music City Doulas Prenatal In-Home Yoga 615-208-4111 • musiccitydoulas.com Sanctuary for Yoga 2002 Richard Jones Road, Ste. C-102, Nashville 615-297-8797 • sanctuaryforyoga.com
new parent services birth photography Alurawayne Photography 865-548-4746 • alurawaynephotography.com Christie Lynn Photography 615-405-3595 • christielynnphotography.com
Faith Doggett Photography 931-494-4250 • faithdoggett.com Kailee Riches Photography 303-748-4275 • kaileeriches.com Kalimana Film Stories 615-663-5971 • kalimana.com Karen Halbert Photography 615-394-5970 karenhalbertphotography.com Katy Johnson Photography 615-692-9224 • katyjphotography.com Lorna Tyson Photography 360-704-0182 lornatysonphotography.com NOVA Birth Services 615-669-6399 • mynovabirth.com Rylan's Riches Photography rylansrichesphotography.com Voyage Creatives 615-538-7672 • voyagecreatives.com
breastfeeding, childbirth & newborn services 13 and Co. 615-517-6157 • thirteenandco.weebly.com An ALPP-certified breastfeeding coaching service. An Everyday Miracle 615-305-5409 • aneverydaymiracle.com Twelve-week Bradley Method course.
BABY WORLD A Mother’s Place 615-342-5650 • tristarcentennial.com/service/ breastfeeding-support-lactation-boutique Breast-feeding products and support services through TriStar Centennial. American College of Nurse-Midwives 240-485-1800 • midwife.org Locate local nurse-midwives and find midwifery info. Baby + Co. 3212 West End Ave., Ste. 100, Nashville 615-212-8476 • babyandcompany.com A boutique birthing center for low-risk women staffed by certified nurse midwives, nurses, educators and managers. Childbirth education from pregnancy through delivery. Blessed Beginnings Birth Doula Services of Middle Tennessee 615-974-1677 • blessedbeginningstn.weebly.com Doula services, labor support, breast-feeding assistance and more. Available at hospitals, birthing centers and homes. Blissful Birthing TN 859-533-4667 • blissfulbirthingtn.com Doula services and childbirth information sessions. Bradley Method Childbirth Educators 800-422-4784 • bradleybirth.com Natural, husband-coached childbirth classes focusing on inward natural breathing and relaxation.
Champ's Corner Store at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children's Way, Ste. 2125, Nashville 615-936-1869 • childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/ champscornerstore Medela hospital-grade pumps available for weekly or monthly rentals. ConnectusHealth Midwifery 601 Benton Ave., Nashville 2637 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville 615-292-9770 • connectus.org Offers prenatal, delivery and pediatric care, birth planning, certified nurse mid-wives, on-call midwife and more. Delivers babies at St. Thomas Midtown. Eden Birth 615-392-0577 • edenbirth.com Hypnobabies classes available throughout Middle Tennessee. Expecting New Life Birth Services 615-710-7077 • expectingnewlife.com Doula services and "Evidence Based Birth" classes. Good Births 615-969-9328 • goodbirths.com Pre-conception and early pregnancy education, doula support and Lamaze. La Leche League Hendersonville/Sumner • 615-714-9224 Hermitage/Wilson • 615-883-6823 or 615-745-9018 Nashville • 615-745-9018 or 931-308-9817
Rutherford • 423-433-7004 Spring Hill/Thompson's Station • 901-568-9202 Williamson • 615-830-0041 or 615-579-8019 or 931-308-9817 or 251-751-7256 llli.org Support and information for breastfeeding mothers. Mama Moon Birth Concierge 615-973-2377 • mama-moon.com Labor and postpartum doula services, prenatal massage, childbirth education, sophrology, AquaNatal classes and more. McDoula 615-243-4830 • mcdoula.com "Roots" childbirth education class. Music City Doulas 615-208-4111 • musiccitydoulas.com "Rock Your Birth," "Birth Crash Course," "Comfort Measures for Birth" and a grandparents class. Available in group, private and semi-private sessions, including in-home customizable options. Nashville Birth and Babies 855-905-2229 • nashvillebirthandbabies.com Certified birth doulas, breastfeeding education, lactation consultants, post-partum doulas, Hypnobabies and placenta encapsulation. Nashville Childbirth 615-370-5912 • nashvillechildbirth.com Bradley Method natural childbirth classes, doulas (labor and postpartum), baby care classes and more. (turn the page)
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BABY WORLD Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition nashvillebreastfeeding.org Education for women about breastfeeding prior to delivery; removing hospital obstacles; and helping moms for the first few days at home and more. Nashville Breastfeeding Support 615-880-2185 Metro Public Health Department's program. NOVA Birth Services 615-669-6399 • mynovabirth.com Midwifery care, doula support, childbirth education, breastfeeding support, pre- and post-natal massage. Nurses for Newborns Foundation 615-313-9989 • nursesfornewborns.org Registered nurses make home visits for health-care assessments, education and positive parenting skills. Rutherford Breastfeeding Support Murfreesboro • 615-898-7880 Smyrna • 615-355-6175 A full-time lactation consultant available through the Rutherford County Department of Health. Sumner Breastfeeding Support Gallatin • 615-206-1100 Hendersonville • 615-824-0552 Portland • 615-325-5237 A full-time lactation consultant is available for education, encouragement and support through the Sumner County Health Department. Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline 855-423-6667 tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/bf/breastfeeding-hotline.html A free helpline offering breastfeeding support and encouragement 24/7. Transitions Childbirth transitionsbirthclass.com Four- and six-week partner-support-focused classes take place at Blooma Nashville and Baby + Co. West End Women's Health Center 2611 West End Ave., Ste. 380, Nashville 615-936-5858 • westendmidwives.com Midwifery care during pregnancy and childbirth with delivery at Vanderbilt. Wilson Breastfeeding Support Group 615-444-5325, ext. 1052 The Wilson County Health Department hosts a breastfeeding support group every week. Call to RSVP. Womankind 615-426-1977 • womankindmassage.com Pre- and post-natal massage and doula services.
parent groups Baby + Co. New Moms Group 3212 West End Ave., Ste. 100, Nashville 615-647-8220 • babyandcompany.com Meet other new moms during expert-led weekly meetings with time for questions. Babywearing International of Middle Tennessee bwiofmiddletn.com Local parents dedicated to the skill of babywearing and learning about different baby carriers. Meetings take place in Nashville and Murfreesboro. MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) momsclub.org Stay-at-home mothers offering play dates and other activities. Middle Tennessee chapters include Bellevue,
Local mom, Cajun McJilton, looks at her baby, Conlan, on a smartphone from her home via the new 24/7 NICVIEW streaming cameras (inset top left) at TriStar Hendersonville. TriStar Health now offers this service at five local TriStar hospitals: Centennial, Hendersonville, Horizon, StoneCrest & Summit. Learn more at tristarhealth.com.
Brentwood, East Nashville, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet/Lebanon, Spring Hill, Thompson's Station and White House. Moms of East Nashville facebook.com/groups/1588890631391486 Playdates, conversation, idea sharing and other gettogethers for moms on the east side. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) mops.org Moms with children from birth through kindergarten meet for friendship, learning, discussions and crafts. More than 15 locations in Antioch, Brentwood, Dickson, Donelson, East Nashville, Franklin, Hendersonville, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Nolensville, Old Hickory, Smyrna and White House. Music City 20s Moms facebook.com/groups/661275643975869 For moms in their 20s (and 30s) looking for advice, playdates and more. Multiples of America multiplesofamerica.org Support and connection for parents of multiples. Groups in Nashville (Music City Multiples) and the 'Boro (Murfreesboro Parents of Multiples Club). NashDads nashdads.com Playgroup meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., plus occasional special outings and dads' night out events. Naturally Minded Moms of Middle Tennessee facebook.com/groups/612207638792487 This group is for moms in Middle Tennessee who are raising their families with a natural mindset. Spring Hill Mommies meetup.com/Spring-Hill-Mommies Several scheduled activities and get-togethers for moms in Spring Hill.
TN Moms of Rutherford County neighborhoodlink.com/TN_Moms_Of_Rutherford_ County Moms in Rutherford County can meet up to make new friends, set up play dates and more.
miscellaneous Attachment Parenting International 615-828-9115 or 615-210-2143 attachmentparenting.org/group/nashville The Nashville chapter meets on the third Sunday of each month from 3 - 5 p.m. at Blakemore United Methodist Church. ICAN of Nashville icanofnashville.webs.com The Nashville chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network offers free monthly support and educational meetings. Junior League Family Resource Center 615-936-2558 • vanderbiltchildrens.com/frc The center provides information to families of chronically ill children or children with disabilities. March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter 615-399-3200 • marchofdimes.org Premature baby support. Milk Bank Depot Maury Regional Medical Center 1224 Trotwood Ave., Columbia • 931-490-7074 Nashville General Hospital 1818 Albion St., Nashville • 810-841-8644 TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center 355 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville 615-338-1710 TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna • 615-768-2234 milkbank.org/donate-milk Via Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee, pre-approved donor mothers drop off frozen milk for testing and pasteurization. It is made available for use in neonatal intensive care units.
Postpartum Support International 800-944-4773 • postpartum.net Provides local resource information for women with perinatal mood disorders.
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Tennessee's Early Intervention Services 615-532-7237 • tn.gov/education/teis A voluntary educational program for families with children birth through 2 years with disabilities or developmental delays.
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Tennessee Office of Vital Records 615-741-1763 • tn.gov/health/article/vr-certificate Keeps and provides birth records for the state.
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American Red Cross Cannon, Rutherford • 615-893-4272 redcross.org/tn/murfreesboro Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson • 615-250-4300 nashvilleredcross.org Instruction in CPR, first aid, child care and babysitting. Champ's Corner Store at Vanderbilt Children's Store: 615-936-1869 Appointment line: 615-936-7233 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org/champscornerstore Low-cost safety products, resources and education. Car seat safety inspections available by appointment. The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial 615-342-1000 • thechildrenshospitalnashville.com Pediatric ER, a neonatal intensive care unit and outpatient services.
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Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 615-936-1000 • childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Provides the most comprehensive pediatric, familycentered care in the area. Its website includes health and safety information, including car seat safety. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center 615-435-5000 • williamsonmedicalcenter.org/kids Comprehensive inpatient pediatric and emergency care. Safe Baby 615-370-0850 • safebaby.com Custom baby proofing services include safety gates, hearth gates, cabinet latches/locks, electrical safety, bathroom safety and more.
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Safe Kids of Cumberland Valley 615-936-8222 • safekids.org The local affiliate of the national Safe Kids Campaign led by Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The mission is to prevent accidental childhood injuries.
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BABY WORLD Goldfish Swim School Opening late April/early May 1113 Murfreesboro Road, Ste. 201, Franklin 615-265-6804 goldfishswimschool.com/franklin Swim instruction for babies starts at 4 months. Life Time Athletic 5020 Carothers Pkwy., Franklin 615-685-7000 • lifetime.life Kids Progressive Lessons for ages 4 months and older.
Goldfish Swim School, opening in Franklin in early May, will offer swimming instruction for babies starting at 4 months. Preregister now at goldfishswimschool.com/franklin.
Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville 615-356-7170 • nashvillejcc.org Aqua Tots is a parent/baby class for starting at 6 months.
MTSU Rec Center 1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro 615-898-2104 • mtsu.edu/camprec Parent and Child Aquatics (PCA) for ages 6 months and older are available in two levels.
Infant Swim Resources (ISR) infantswim.com The global leader in survival swimming lessons for infants and young children. Lessons in Mt. Juliet and Nashville.
Ms. Sue's Swimming 7857 S Lamar Road, Smyrna 615-459-5124 • mssueswimming.com Outdoor parent and child lessons for ages 6 months 3 years take place June - August.
Nashville Dolphins 95 White Bridge Road, Nashville 615-866-9971 nashvilledolphins.org Swim program for children of all ages with special needs.
YMCA of Middle Tennessee North Rutherford (Smyrna) 615-220-9622 • ymcamidtn.org Parent/child lessons for ages 6 months and older.
Worden Aquatics Locations in Green Hills & West Nashville 615-241-1179 • wordenaquatics.com Parent-baby lessons are designed to get infants familiar and comfortable with water.
Infant Swim Resources (ISR) infantswim.com The global leader in survival swimming lessons for infants and young children. Lessons in Gallatin and Hendersonville.
YMCA of Middle Tennessee Bellevue • 615-646-9622 Donelson/Hermitage • 615-889-2632 Downtown • 615-254-0631 Green Hills • 615-297-6529 Margaret Maddox • 615-228-5525 Northwest • 615-242-6559 ymcamidtn.org Parent/child lessons start at 6 months.
Sea Star Swim School 127 Sanders Ferry Road, Hendersonville 615-822-8800 • swimatseastar.com Infant/parent lessons start at 6 months and take place quarterly year round.
rutherford county Beyond Aquatics 236 Robert Rose Drive, Murfreesboro 615-962-9500 • beyondaquatics.com/swim-lessons Learn-to-swim program for ages 6 months and older. Excel Aquatics Classes MTSU Pool, 1848 Blue Raider Drive, Murfreesboro Patterson Park, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro excelaquatics.org Parent/Tot class for ages 12 - 36 months and Starfish Swimmers Survival Swim for ages 6 months - 3 years. Infant Swim Resources (ISR) infantswim.com The global leader in survival swimming lessons for infants and young children. Lessons in Murfreesboro.
Sumner County Family YMCA 102 Bluegrass Commons, Hendersonville 615-826-9622 • ymcamidtn.org Parent/child lessons start at 6 months.
williamson county British Swim School 549 Southwinds Drive, Franklin 615-202-2010 britishswimschool.com/williamson-smyrna Tadpole and Swimboree classes for ages 3 - 36 months with a parent. Excel Aquatics Classes Brentwood Indoor Sports Complex and rec centers in Fairview, Franklin and Spring Hill excelaquatics.org Parent/Tot class for ages 12 - 36 months and Starfish Swimmers Survival Swim for ages 6 months - 3 years.
Ryan Pyles Aquatic Foundation rpafswim.wordpress.com Swim survival lessons for babies age 6 months and older through certified Infant Swim Resource (ISR) instructor. Worden Aquatics Locations in Franklin & Spring Hill 615-241-1179 • wordenaquatics.com Parent-baby lessons are designed to get infants familiar and comfortable with water. YMCA of Middle Tennessee Brentwood • 615-373-9622 Franklin • 615-591-0322 Maryland Farms • 615-373-2900 ymcamidtn.org Parent/child lessons start at 6 months.
wilson county Guppies and Dolphins Swim 7204 N. Lamar Road, Mt. Juliet 615-416-3615 • swimclass.org The Guppies & Gold Fish parents/child class for ages 6 months - 2 years takes place in summer months. Jimmy Floyd Center 511 Castle Height Ave. N., Lebanon 615-453-4545 lebanontn.org/226/Jimmy-Floyd-Center Parent/infant classes for ages 6 months and older.
mommy & me fun for baby infant massage Angie Gray Massage Therapy angiegraymassagetherapy.com Learn to give Baby a full-body massage using ageappropriate techniques. Infant Massage USA infantmassageusa.org Find 10 Certified Educator of Infant Massage instructors in the greater Nashville area. Pure Nashville Organic Salon 615-679-0221 • purenashville.co/new-page-1 Offers in-home infant massage instruction; ask about group classes. Sara B. Dye Massage Therapy 615-579-3686 • learninfantmassage.net Classes in Murfreesboro. This Little Piggy Infant Massage 410-375-0003 • mgreffen.wix.com/thislittlepiggy Monthly group classes at Blooma Yoga plus in-home sessions. (turn the page)
BABY WORLD art & theater Little Art House (Nashville) 615-933-9644 • littlearthousenashville.com Mini Makers classes and Creative Play for little ones and parents starting at 10 months. The Snuggery at Nashville Children's Theatre (NCT; Nashville) 615-252-4675 • nashvillect.org NCT's theater offering for children birth to 5 years and their parents is high on interaction in a playful environment. There are two Snuggery productions in the 2019 - 2020 season: The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Aug. 10 - Sept. 22, 2019) and The Teddy Bears' Picnic (March 7 - April 19, 2020).
fitness Blooma Yoga (East Nashville) 615-797-8064 • bloomanashville.com BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) class for birth - 8 months takes place Wed at 12 p.m. & Thu at 1:45 p.m. Little Movers and Crawlers Yoga for ages 8 - 18 months takes place Mon at 1:45 p.m. Blooma Yoga (West Nashville) 615-797-8064 • bloomanashville.com BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) class for birth - 8 months takes place Mon/Tue/Fri at 11:15 a.m. Little Movers & Crawlers Yoga for ages 8 - 18 months is Thu/Sat at 11:15 a.m. Tots Yoga for ages birth - 5 years is Wed at 9 a.m. Elite Energy Gymnastics (Murfreesboro) 615-890-6611 • eliteenergygymnastics.com Start your little one with a Baby Bears class starting at 1 year. KidFIT: Movers & Shakers (Murfreesboro) 615-893-7439 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks You and your little one (ages 1 - 3) can get moving Wednesdays and Fridays with a focus on playing with others and stimulating gross motor skills. Register in advance. Let It Shine (Franklin) 615-369-3547 • letitshinegym.com Parent-and-child movement classes available for 6 months - walking and 12 - 23 months and 24 - 36 months. Mommy Fit Camp (Nashville & Franklin) 615-339-4225 harrislifetraining.com/mommy-fit-camp This stroller fitness class meets at the Ellington Ag Center in Nashville in warm months and inside at Franklin Field House in rain or cold. First class is free. My Gym (Brentwood) 615-371-5437 • mygym.com/brentwood The Tiny Tykes class for ages 4 - 22 months engages fine motor skills.
Local babies and parents enjoy music-and-movement fun and socialization at Vanderbilt Kindermusik, located at Blair School of Music in Nashville. Stroller Strong Moms (Nashville) strollerstrongmoms.com/nashville Stroller fitness classes for moms with newborns - toddlers. Meets Mon/Wed/Fri at Mana Sports Club; Tue/Thu at the Gordon JJCC playground.
music & movement Barfield School of Dance (Murfreesboro) 615-615-896-3118 • barfieldschoolofdance.com Kindermusik classes for newborns to toddlers. Blooma Yoga (West Nashville) 615-797-8064 • bloomanashville.com Tots Music & Movement program for birth to 5 years is Tue/Thu at 9 a.m. Dance Classics (Murfreesboro) 615-378-7152 • danceclassicstn.com Mommy & Me introductory movement class for ages 1 - 2 meets Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. Gymboree Play & Music (Nashville) 615-221-9004 • gymboreeclasses.com Baby Lab for ages 0 - 10 months includes tummy time, flashlight play, songs and more. Jan Williams School of Music & Theatre (Brentwood) 615-371-8086 • janwilliamsmusic.com Music for Mommy & Me for ages 0 - 18 months runs in 10-week stretches. The spring semester starts Tuesday, April 16. Choose Tue, Wed or Sat sessions. Mommy & Me Movement (Franklin) 615-790-5719 • wcparksandrec.com Thirty minutes of songs, dancing and bonding for ages 0 - 4 every Mon from 9:30 - 10 a.m.
Nashville Gymnastics Training Center (Nashville) 615-298-2264 • nashvillegtc.com Little Peepers for ages 9 - 18 months works on building strength and coordination.
Music Together (Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville, Nashville, Nolensville & Spring Hill) musictogether.com International research-based early childhood music and movement program for newborns and older.
Strollercoasters (Murfreesboro) 615-893-2141 • murfreesborotn.gov/parks Walk the greenway at Old Fort Park in Murfreesboro each Thursday with your baby from 9 - 10 a.m. in select spring and fall months. Meet at the Kids' Castle.
Sound Start Early Childhood Music (Brentwood, Mt. Juliet & Nashville) 615-777-9314 • soundstartnashville.com Music Pups for ages birth - 4 years includes singing, dancing, movement and instrument play. Vanderbilt Kindermusik (Nashville) blair.vanderbilt.edu/precollege-adult/kindermusik.php Music, movement and early socialization classes for
newborns and older. Cuddle and Bounce is specific to babies ages 0 - 12 months.
storytimes davidson county Bellevue Public Library 720 Baugh Road, Nashville 615-862-5854 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Mother Goose Moments for ages 0 - 24 months every Mon at 10:15 a.m. and Grow Baby for ages 0 - 24 months every Fri at 10:15 a.m. Edmondson Pike Branch Library 5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville 615-880-3956 • library.nashville.gov Bouncing Babies for ages 0 - 2 Tue at 10:30 a.m.; Family Night Storytime for ages 0 - 5 Mon at 6:30 p.m.; Little Listeners for ages 0 - 2 Wed at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Green Hills Public Library 3701 Benham Ave., Nashville 615-862-5863 • library.nashville.gov Wee Wigglers Baby Book Club for ages 0 - 12 months Thu at 10:30 a.m.; Sounds of Storytelling for ages 0 - 4 Tue at 10:30 a.m. Hermitage Library 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage 615-880-3951 • library.nashville.gov Baby & Me Storytime for ages 0 - 24 months Tue at 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Inglewood Branch Library 4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 615-862-5866 • library.nashville.gov Wonder Baby! for 0 - 24 months Mon at 10 & 11 a.m. Old Hickory Branch Library 1010 Jones St., Nashville 615-862-5866 • library.nashville.gov Family storytime for ages 0 - 5 Mon at 10:30 a.m. Richland Park Library 4711 Charlotte Ave., Nashville 615-862-5870 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Baby & Me Storytime Wed at 10:30 a.m. and Thu at 11:30 a.m. for ages 0 - 24 months.
Southeast Branch Library 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy., Ste. 201, Antioch 615-862-5871 • nashvillepubliclibrary.org Babies & Books for ages 0 - 3 years Thu at 10:30 a.m.
rutherford county La Vergne Public Library 5063 Murfreesboro Road, La Vergne 615-793-7303 lavergnetn.gov/192/La-Vergne-Public-Library Little Treasures for birth to 24 months every Thu at 10 a.m. Linebaugh Public Library 105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro 615-893-4131 • rclstn.org Itty Bitty Storytime for ages 0 - 23 months every Thu at 10 a.m. Smyrna Public Library 400 Enon Springs Road W., Smyrna 615-459-4884 • rclstn.org Baby & Me for 0 - 24 months Fri at 10 a.m.
sumner county Gallatin Public Library 123 E. Main St., Gallatin 615-452-1722 • gallatinlibrary.org Wigglers storytime for ages birth to 2-and-a-half years Wed at 9:45 a.m. Goodlettsville Public Library 205 RiverGate Pkwy., Goodlettsville 615-862-5862 • library.nashville.gov Baby Ball Storytime every Wed at 10 a.m. for 0 - 17 months. Hendersonville Public Library 116 Dunn St., Hendersonville 615-824-0656 • hendersonvillelibrary.org Lapsit Storytime for ages 0 - 2 years is every Tue at 10:15 & 11 a.m. Wobbly Walkers for ages 12 - 18 months Thu at 11 & 11:35 a.m.
williamson county Brentwood Public Library 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood 615-371-0090 • brentwoodtn.gov/library Sat at 10:30 a.m. — this all-ages storytime is popular with parents and babies. Williamson County Public Library 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin 615-595-1244 • lib.williamson-tn.org Snuggle Bug Club for ages 0 - 18 months Fri at 10 a.m. Spring Hill Public Library 144 Kedron Pkwy., Spring Hill 931-486-2932 • springhilllibrary.org Baby Jam for 0 - 2 years Mon at 9:15 a.m.
wilson county Lebanon-Wilson Branch Library 108 S. Hatton Ave., Lebanon 615-444-0632 • youseemore.com/lebanon-wilson Lapsit Storytime for ages birth to 2 years Thu at 10 a.m. Mt. Juliet Library 2765 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet 615-758-7051 • youseemore.com/mtjuliet Circletime for ages 0 - 2 Thu at 9:30 a.m. (turn to page 29)
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Family and patient-centered care with specialty RNs caring for patients in labor and delivery and the NICU. Families are given the choice to select pediatric boardcertified pediatricians who promote rooming-in. Free childbirth and newborn classes available along with free tours of the childbirth area.
Family-centered care. Free childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Ambulatory labor monitoring available. Birthing ball support. Analgesia/anesthesia available 24/7. High-risk pregnancy care. Recently renovated labor and delivery unit. Tennessee's first Breastmilk Depot.
Family-centered deliveries in labor and delivery suites. Care is provided 24/7 by a midwife and obstetric team. Find more at northcrest.com/services/womens-services.
Level IIIObstetric care & Neonatology Services
Complete renovation of all labor rooms with the addition of an in-house birthing center. Full complement of childbirth classes and a breastfeeding clinic with free consultative services. Designated a Baby Friendly Organization (babyfriendlyusa.org). Many amenities available. New, state-of-the-art facility with labor and delivery suites and postpartum rooms with a view. Advanced maternal/infant services. Jacuzzi tubs for labor comfort. Flexible rooming-in options. Neonatologist coverage 24/7. Laborist on site 24/7. Anesthesia 24/7. Lactation consultants. Extensive childbirth and breastfeeding classes. Breastfeeding clinic. Free tours. Voted Rutherford County's "Best Place to Have a Baby" (15th year in a row).
ST. THOMAS RUTHERFORD HOSPITAL 1700 Medical Center Pkwy. Murfreesboro 615-396-4577 or 615-396-5376 sths.com/rutherford
Level IIIObstetric care & NICU care for 27 weeks gestation & greater
SUMNER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 555 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin 615-328-8888 mysumnermedical.com
Free childbirth and breastfeeding classes taught by certified childbirth educators and certified lactation consultants. Birthing and peanut balls available. Outpatient lactation clinic.
Dedicated women’s hospital with 24/7 OB/GYN ER. Customized birthing plans offering traditional and non-traditional options, including peanut balls. Familycentered care. Skin-to-skin at all births. Mother/infant couplet care. Dedicated high-risk unit. NICVIEW cameras offer NICU families a 24/7 live view of their baby. Childbirth education. Lactation boutique. Breastfeeding consults.
TRISTAR CENTENNIAL WOMEN'S HOSPITAL 2221 Murphy Ave., Nashville 615-342-5661 tristarcentennial.com
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Births per year TRISTAR HENDERSONVILLE MEDICAL CENTER 355 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville • 615-338-1000 tristarhendersonville.com
TRISTAR HORIZON MEDICAL CENTER 111 Hwy 70 E., Dickson 615-446-0446 tristarhorizon.com
TRISTAR STONECREST MEDICAL CENTER 200 StoneCrest Blvd., Smyrna 615-768-2000 stonecrestmedical.com
LDR or LDRP
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1411 Baddour Pkwy., Lebanon 615-443-2563 universitymedicalcenter.com
WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER 4321 Carothers Pkwy., Franklin 615-435-5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org
Patient/family focused care in LDRPs for both highand low-risk pregnancies. Maternal-fetal monitoring & anesthesia available 24/7. Lactation education & support. Immediate skin-to-skin support with all births. Natural childbirth supported. Private NICU suites with parental sleeping, individual breast pump & free meals. NICVIEW cameras allow parents and desired family/ friends from around the world to view their baby 24/7.
Family-centered environment with newborn rooming-in. Neonatal nurse practitioner in house 24/7 with access to neonatology services. Childbirth prep and breastfeeding education classes. Lactation boutique. Inpatient and outpatient lactation support. New parents' meal provided. Tours available.
Level IIObstetric & Neonatal
Family-centered environment with labor rooms offering a home-like atmosphere equipped with birthing balls, aromatherapy and nitrous oxide for a customized experience. Board-certified OB/GYN care with remote fetal monitoring and 24/7 neonatology coverage. NICVIEW cameras offer families 24/7 live viewing of their NICU baby. On-staff lactation consultants. Breastmilk Depot and the only Baby Café in Tennessee.
OB ER staffed 24/7 by obstetric hospitalists, providing immediate assessment and intervention. Family-focused environment. Wide variety of education classes available. Wireless fetal monitoring. Special "stork meal" for mom and partner to celebrate.
Free childbirth and breastfeeding classes taught by certified instructors. Rooming-in or 24-hour staffed newborn nursery available. Complimentary room service for parents. Family-centered care.
Family-centered care. Flexible rooming-in options. Childbirth and breastfeeding education. Midwife, obstetrician and maternal fetal specialist team coverage available 24/7. Largest midwifery team in Tennessee. Highest level neonatal ICU. Ease of access to pediatric specialists at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital.
All staff trained in neonatal resuscitation. Classes include childbirth, breastfeeding and sibling. Tours provided. 24-hour staffed newborn nursery and in-house NNP neonatology coverage available. Rooming-in, family-centered care, room service, daily certified lactation staff and professional photography available.
TRISTAR SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER 5655 Frist Blvd., Hermitage 615-316-3000 tristarsummit.com
Certified Lactation Consultant
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1221 22nd Ave. S., Nashville 615-322-5000 vanderbiltwomenshealth.com
neonatal intensive care unit (nicu) services key: Level I: Facility provides basic care for uncomplicated maternity and neonatal patients who are low risk. Level II-Obstetric: Facility provides a broad range of maternal-fetal services for normal patients and for those with mild or moderate obstetric illnesses or complications.
Level II-Neonatal: Facility provides specialty services for infants born at or beyond 32 weeks who have problems that are expected to resolve rapidly and are not anticipated to need subspecialty care on an urgent basis. These units provide care for babies convalescing after intensive care.
Level III-Obstetric: A broad range of maternal-fetal services for normal patients and those in need of intensive care. Can handle deliveries for all gestational ages. Level III-Neonatal: Provides care for infants born less than 32 weeks or with complex medical conditions. These units have the means to provide life support for as long as needed.
Level IV-Neonatal: Has capabilities of Level III units with additional functions and considerable experience in the care of the most complex and critically ill newborns. Pediatric medical and surgical specialty consultants are on site 24 hours per day. Can provide surgeries for complex conditions.
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Dr. Sheila McMorrow Pediatric ER Physician
24/7 Pediatric ER
With less wait time, kids will get back to having fun in no time. See ya later high fevers. Howdy high fives. So whether it’s a broken bone, a bump on the head, or an asthma attack, we help kids–and anxious parents–breathe easy. Together, we’ll get kids back on their feet in no time.
We're proud to be recognized by the readers of Sumner Parent Magazine as the best place to have a baby
for the seventh year in a row.
More and more families are choosing to have their babies at Sumner Regional Medical enter because of the award winning care and expertise we provide our new mothers and babies every day. Our families also appreciate the comfort and convenience of having their babies close to home. At Sumner Regional, we're proud to be your best choice for family care.
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