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The Farm Midwifery Center

For over 35 years, The Farm Midwifery Center has provided a very special service for mothers, babies and their families. Women are treated with love and respect, empowering them to fulfill their desire for natural childbirth in a sane and safe home setting.

The holistic approach provided by The Farm Midwives addresses not only physical but also emotional, spiritual, sexual and cultural aspects of each individual. We believe that childbearing is a significant event for every family and that every mother has the right to a safe and satisfying experience.

 

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Our Services

  • Prenatal Care
  • Labor coaching (doula services)
  • In-hospital labor coaching
  • Delivery Services
  • Postpartum care
  • Childbirth education
  • Breastfeeding counseling
  • Cervical cap fitting
  • Well-women care

 

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Our Philosophy of Midwifery Care

A midwife is a trained professional who offers expert care. Our practice is based on the belief in these basic principles:

Pregnancy and childbirth are natural life events. The midwife...

  • monitors the physical, psychological and social well being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
  • provides the mother with individual education, counseling, prenatal care, hands-on assistance during labor and delivery and postpartum care.
  • minimizes technical interventions.
  • identifies actual or potential complications, provides emergency treatment until additional assistance is available, and refers women who require obstetrical attention.
 


Today, prenatal care, support during labor and delivery, and postpartum supervision are provided by a group of six midwives credentialed as Certified Professional Midwives (CPM) by the North American Registry of Midwives.

Our midwives are also certified with the state of Tennessee.

Our cesarean rate is very, very low, at less than two percent. Statistics for over 2000 births have been excellent, with low rates of anesthesia use, forceps deliveries and episiotomies.

People come from all over the world to receive the home birth services provided by The Farm Midwifery Center. Most are from middle Tennessee or northern Alabama, visiting monthly, then weekly for prenatal care, then traveling to the Midwifery Center once labor has begun. Those from further away make plans for an extended stay in one of several available cabins and birthing rooms. 

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Our Clinic
Our clinic is open Wednesday afternoon for Wednesday for prenatal clinic, well baby care and well woman care.
If Wednesday is not convenient we can make other arrangements to see you. We also do home visits for people in Southern Middle Tennessee.

For more information, contact:

The Farm Midwifery Center
931-964-2293

 

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The Farm Midwifery Workshops
P.O. Box 217
Summertown, TN 38483

931-964-2257

For more information, please e-mail: midwives@midwiferyworkshops.org