Birthing center in Nashville, Tennessee
TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital understands every birth is unique. Our experienced obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and nurses value individualized maternity care and are dedicated to giving you a memorable, special experience as you welcome your new child to the world.
For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.
Our labor and delivery team is focused on creating a family-centered birth environment that is both safe and comfortable for moms and babies.
Our 12-bed maternity unit offers a variety of low-intervention birth techniques, including peanut balls and nitrous oxide. We also have anesthesia onsite 24/7 for epidurals and any other pain management that might be needed.
Should you need a C-section, our OB/GYNs and surgical teams are trained using a unique surgical drape that allows you to have skin-to-skin contact with your newborn immediately after birth. Your baby is passed through an opening in the drape so you don't miss a second of bonding time. The opening is then resealed to maintain a sterile surgical field while the procedure is completed.
Following your baby’s birth, you will have a private room to recover and spend time getting to know your child. These rooms were designed to have a home-like atmosphere to keep you comfortable during your stay with us. We have certified lactation consultants who come around to help you navigate any breastfeeding concerns, both before and after birth.
Our certified nurse midwives (CNMs) provide guidance throughout your pregnancy through postpartum recovery, including hands-on physical support during labor and birth. We provide clinical care, education and counseling to fit your individual needs. Additionally, our midwives work in collaboration with our 24/7 in-house laborist physicians.
Childbirth education classes
We want the best for you and your baby, so we help you prepare for your baby's arrival with a variety of prenatal and parenting classes. Childbirth educational opportunities are offered for expectant parents, siblings and grandparents. Our commitment continues even after delivery, as we offer classes and support in breastfeeding and baby care.
Our classes include:
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Infant CPR and Safety
- Labor of Love (preparing for labor and childbirth)
- Natural Night (for moms-to-be who have previously given birth or who have completed Labor of Love classes and are interested in natural birth)
- Newborn Care
- Sibling Stroll
To register for pregnancy or childbirth classes, please call (615) 342-1919.
Childbirth center tours
Free, convenient tours of the obstetrics area are available to familiarize you with our state-of-the-art facilities and birthing options. These visits are led by a member of our obstetrics staff who can answer questions about your hospital stay.
During your tour, you will also visit our family-oriented birthing areas, including a birthing room, postpartum room and the nursery. Private and group tours are available.
To schedule a tour, please call the childbirth education office at (615) 342-5661.
Prenatal and high-risk pregnancy care
As part of our comprehensive prenatal care services, we help expecting mothers stay healthy by focusing on the prevention and treatment of pregnancy complications. Whether you have preterm labor, gestational or pre-diagnosed diabetes, hypertensive disorders or other short- and long-term illnesses, our caregivers work closely to provide the best, safest care possible.
Additionally, our 25-bed maternal special care unit uses state-of-the-art technology and monitoring to promote healthy pregnancies, healthy moms and healthy babies. We are equipped to handle any situation that might occur during a woman's pregnancy, labor or postpartum period.
At TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital, a mother facing a high-risk pregnancy can maintain an individualized birth experience while receiving the special care she and her baby need—all in one facility. Women who are experiencing a health condition that may affect pregnancy will receive special care from preconception counseling, birth planning and beyond.
Advanced infant and maternal services (AIMS)
The perinatal navigators in our AIMS program are committed to creating hope for expectant mothers and their babies by assisting patients with finding prenatal care and providing connections to community resources. These experienced nurses specialize in high-risk pregnancies, helping moms-to-be by:
- Introducing you to all services provided through our AIMS program
- Serving as your point of contact for all maternity services provided at our hospital
- Communicate and work with your referring physician to guide you through your pregnancy
- Ensure seamless coordination of care for both you and your baby
Our AIMS program includes dedicated nurses as well as a multidisciplinary team who are onsite 24/7.
To speak to our AIMS navigator, please call (615) 342-2467.
OB/GYN emergency room
TriStar Health's network of hospitals is backed by Nashville's first and only emergency room (ER) specializing in obstetrical and gynecologic care. TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital's OB/GYN ER is staffed by obstetricians and gynecologists 24/7 to provide immediate assessment and intervention to women experiencing an obstetric or gynecologic emergency.
Level III NICU
For babies who need more medical care after birth, our 60-bed Level III NICU provides around-the-clock care. These extra-special babies will receive care from neonatologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and nurses. The unit also features web-streaming cameras at every bed so parents can see their child even when they are away from the hospital.
Breastfeeding and lactation support services
Breastfeeding is an experience many women choose, and one we encourage. All of our nurses are trained in breastfeeding support and are available to help you initiate breastfeeding immediately after childbirth. .
Lactation consultants at A Mother's Place
"A Mother's Place" is located on the second floor of TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital and is where we have certified lactation consultants available for education and support during and after your stay. You have access to breastfeeding classes, consultations, professional nursing bra fittings, information on breast pumps and other services to make breastfeeding more comfortable and successful.
"A Mother's Place" is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You can reach our team by calling the Breastfeeding Helpline at (615) 342-5650.
Lactation services we offer include:
- One-on-one consultation
- Prenatal breastfeeding class
- Pre-adoptive breastfeeding consultation
- Breastfeeding accessories and bras
When baby arrives
- In-hospital consultation
- Back-to-work counseling
- Bra fittings
- Breastfeeding support devices
- Breast pump rentals and sales
Labor and delivery at TriStar Health
Just as every baby is unique, so is every delivery. As your partner in care, we provide a customized birthing experience that begins long before your first contraction and continues well after delivery.Learn about Labor and delivery