Labor and birth
Downtown Nashville birth services

TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital understands that every birth is unique, and we are dedicated to creating a family-centered birth environment that is both safe and comfortable for moms and babies. Our OB/GYNs and nurses value individualized care, and the 12-bed unit is armed with 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.

Our OB/GYNs and surgical teams are trained using a unique surgical drape that allows for immediate skin-to-skin contact during C-sections. The baby is passed through an opening in the drape so you don't miss a second of bonding time with your baby. 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 bonding with your child. The rooms have a home-like atmosphere to keep you comfortable and a nursery is also available. Certified lactation consultants are available to help you navigate any breast feeding concerns both before and after birth.

Midwifery services

TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital is pleased to offer midwifery services as part of our labor and birth units. Our Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) provide hands-on physical support during labor and birth and will support you throughout your pregnancy and postpartum providing clinical care, education and counseling to fit your individual needs. Our midwives work in collaboration with our 24/7 in-house laborist physicians.

High-risk pregnancy care

TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital offers a variety of programs to help women who are experiencing a health condition that may affect pregnancy and require special care from preconception counseling, birth planning and beyond. Our perinatal navigators through our AIMS program can help guide you through your pregnancy and introduce you to all of the services TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital offers. With a multidisciplinary team of specialists providing the highest level of comprehensive care, we are dedicated to the best possible outcomes for every family we treat.

Advanced infant and maternal service

The Advanced Infant & Maternal Service (AIMS) at TriStar Centennial Women’s Hospital helps create stories of hope for both low and high-risk mothers and their babies. We offer a state-of-the-art labor and delivery unit and newborn nursery, as well as a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Our expert obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatric intensivists, and pediatric anesthesiologists are on-site 24/7, so you and your baby are taken care of no matter what hour of the day you need us.

We also have an experienced and committed team of maternal fetal physicians, pediatric specialists, and pediatric surgeons whose top priority is delivering the highest-quality care to you and your child. In fact, at TriStar Centennial, a mother facing a high-risk pregnancy can deliver her baby in the same facility that can treat and attend to the special needs of both mom and baby while still maintaining an individualized birth experience.

Our dedicated AIMS Perinatal Navigators will serve as your point of contact for all of the services offered at TriStar Centennial. These experienced nurses will communicate and work with your referring physician to ensure seamless coordination of care for you and your baby.

Call (615) 342-AIMS (2467) to speak to our AIMS Navigator.

Maternal special care unit

TriStar Centennial Women's Hospital is proud to offer a unit that focuses on the prevention and treatment of pregnancy complications such as pre-term labor, diabetes, hypertensive disorders, and other short and long-term illnesses.

With a team of highly-trained caregivers, our 25-bed Maternal Special Care Unit uses state-of-the-art technology and monitoring in order to promote healthy pregnancies, healthy moms, and healthy babies. Experienced nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, nurses, ultrasonagraphers, dieticians, and social workers all work closely with you, your family and your OB/GYN to provide the best care possible. Our dedicated team of maternal fetal medicine specialists is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are equipped to handle any situation that might occur during a women’s pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum period.

Level III NICU

For babies who need extra care after birth, our 60-bed Level III NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit) provides round-the-clock care by neonatologists, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists and nurses. The unit also features web-streaming cameras at every bed so parents can see their child when they are away from the hospital.