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Midwifery in the Birth Center
Prenatal Care: Throughout your pregnancy you will be followed by our Nurse-Midwives to keep your pregnancy healthy. Individualized and group care is available. Current, evidence-based care is our standard.
Birth: Healthy, low-risk pregnancies will be given the option of delivering at the birthing center. Here you will be in the comfort of a home-like setting with the availability of jacuzzi tubs, showers, birthing balls, and queen-sized beds. Doula services are available. Any birth needing to be done at the hospital will be attended by our Nurse-Midwives or Physician at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Postpartum: Following a healthy delivery, mother and baby will stay for up to 12 hours and then return home. A mother-baby nurse will visit the home the next day to continue your postpartum care. Lactation support will be provided by our Nurse-Midwives and Nurses. We will provide your newborn's initial assessment, and you will follow-up with your pediatrician of choice.
Infinity Birthing Center
Waterbirth: Slowly gliding into warm water, the newborn peacefully is welcomed into our world. Gently lifted out of the water by her mother, the baby will take her first breath while she is held snug against her mother's warm chest.
Waterbirth is a form of Gentle Birth, an evidence-based model of maternity care that respects the experience of the mother-baby pair. Water provides a calming and peaceful atmosphere to support a woman in labor. Benefits include: pain relief, relaxation, reduced blood pressure, easier movement, and possibly faster labor. Our jacuzzi tubs can be used for labor and/or delivery. Delivering in the water has been proven to be safe and beneficial. We are one of four birthing centers in Tennessee who offer water births. Our location is easily accessible from most of Middle Tennessee, much of Eastern Tennessee, and Southern Kentucky.
For more information visit the birthing center website at www.infinitybirthingcenter.com
High Risk Obstetrics Care: Although most women can expect a normal and uncomplicated pregnancy, some women begin pregnancy with an illness or may develop problems as the pregnancy advances. A high risk pregnancy is one in which the doctor recognizes a greater chance for complications for the mother, baby, or both. Our physicians are highly trained and experienced in providing care for women with complicated pregnancies throughout their prenatal care and delivery. For these women we provide: Pre-pregnancy counseling & Outpatient education and management of many high risk conditions.
Laparoscopy: This technique has revolutionized the way we treat many conditions. We can use this method to help us determine the reason for pelvic pain, the extent of endometriosis and also perform procedures without extensive surgical incisions. This leads to better cosmetic results, a more rapid recovery, less pain, and shorter hospital stays. The most commonly performed laparoscopic procedures are for diagnosis and management of pelvic pain, endometriosis, removal of uterus (hysterectomy), and female sterilization.
Ultrasound: Thanks to ultrasound technology, new moms-and-dads-to-be can take a peek at the new baby long before birth. More importantly, an ultrasound makes it easier for your doctor to monitor your baby’s growth and development.
Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: We understand that a patient's quality of life is severely affected by problems in their pelvic muscle support-- i.e. uterine, bladder and rectal prolapse. We recognize that patients don't have to live with this and we offer conservative management options, i.e. pessary, and surgical options, involving pelvic reconstructive surgery, in hopes of improving our patient's quality of life.
Cancer Screening and Treatment: Screening and preventive counseling for cancer is a part of every routine annual examination we provide. We recommend and provide screening examinations for gynecological cancers that affect women.
Urogynecology: We know how embarrassing the problem of urinary incontinence can be. Fortunately, in many cases, it can be corrected with either medical or surgical therapy. Advances in surgical technique have allowed patients to undergo minimally invasive surgery requiring a much shorter hospital stay with significantly reduced postoperative discomfort.
Reproductive Problems: Having a baby doesn’t always “come naturally”. Many times the problem can be identified and corrected. We provide comprehensive endocrine and infertility evaluation and recommendations for treatment.
Atrophic Vaginitis: Vaginal dryness, burning and being constantly bothered are a result of atrophic vaginitis, which is often not spoken about because some consider it a natural consequence during menopause and after childbirth. Thanks to innovative laser techniques, this problem can now be prevented and resolved in a safe and painless way.
Dyspareunia: pain during sexual intercourse. An atrophic vagina is thin, fragile, lacks elasticity and above all is dry and unlubricated. This causes pain during sexual intercourse with a series of negative consequences regarding the couple’s relationship which lead to a lack of sexual desire and uneasy feelings during intimate moments with your partner.
Dyspareunia can also be caused by pain in the perineal region caused by scarring of the episiotomy or after a laceration from a spontaneous delivery.
Urinary Incontinence: There are various types and levels: from stress(laughing or coughing, lifting weight), urgency (involuntary loss of urine due to lack of control of the urination stimulus by the brain), mixed (incontinence from a combination of stress and urinary imperiosity) or from reflux (occurs when the bladder is so full that the internal pressure is greater than that of the urethra).
Routine Obstetrical Care
High Risk Obstetrical Care
Hospital Deliveries with Epidurals