Looking for a midwife (home-birth) in Clarksville, TN (pref. CNM, but will also do CPM) - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 4 Old 09-13-2012, 11:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I recently moved here from Maryland where I birthed both my boys in water, at the local birthing center.

This time around I am looking for a CNM (so Tricare will pay) to deliver my baby at my home, off base, in Clarksville, TN.

Can anyone recommend a good midwife?

I've been searching high and low and have found nothing!

I'm not due until April, 2013, but really need to find someone.

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Sorry, but there are no CNMs who will do homebirths in our area.  :(

 

Your options are to 1) pay out-of-pocket for a CPM and have a homebirth or 2) choose a hospital with CNMs.  I highly recommend going to the Vanderbilt midwives.  They are awesome and worth the drive.  Many of my Clarksville clients switch to them from Gateway and Blanchfield.  Gateway is not natural-birth friendly and doesn't have CNMs; Blanchfield does, but the care is hit-or-miss.


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Hi and thanks for your post! I have spoken with the midwives at vanderbilt and the only problem there, is that they will only let you labor in a tub, not deliver :( I am determined to have a home birth and am still searching. I have spoken with several CNM's and CPM's and am just trying to find a CPM that is affordable that can help me!

Thanks for the info! :)

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Oh, also there is the Infinity Birth Center in Cookeville. They do water births.
We have a contact list of Homebirth midwives who serve Clarksville posted on our Facebook group page (Clarksville birth community).

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