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Welcome to Tender Beginnings Birth Services!

Tender Beginnings is a teaching practice.     This Tennessee midwifery practice offers complete prenatal care for a safe homebirth.  The midwife, Mary Anne, also offers professional doula services for a ”homebirth in a hospital” experience in the middle Tennessee area. Our service area is a radius of a one hour drive time from our office in Franklin.  This area includes Nashville, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Smyrna to name a few cities.   The philosophy of Tender Beginnings is that all couples should have their choice of birth sites to include water birth and be allowed to make informed decisions with the care of mother and baby in mind. Mary Anne Richardson has over 17 years of experience in the birth world.

Tender Beginnings Birth Services and Roles

Midwifery care creates a safe birthing environment, protecting the health of the woman and her baby, with a focus on the whole family while respecting the woman’s needs, choices and privacy.

A certified professional midwife is extensively trained in homebirths and water births.

Therefore, a certified professional midwife contributes to the safety of mother and baby by avoiding  unnecessary interventions and complications. During the miraculous homebirth, Tennessee midwives have only one baby and one woman to focus on. The complete family receives the friendly guidance, professional assistance, and gentle care of a midwife, doulas, and monitrice needed for a safe homebirth.