Nashville has a new option for having a baby and well woman care. Baby and Company is a modern birth center that feels like home, but has all the safety and security of naturally giving birth in a hospital. Even if you don’t have current plans to expand your family, Baby and Company offers well woman visits, and nutrition and wellness programs. If you are out and about with your little ones at one of Nashville’s many outdoor events, Baby and Company may be there with their Parent Pop Up Spot providing a comfortable place to nurse and change diapers.
Parent Pop-Up Spot
If you have lived in Nashville for any length of time, you know that if the weather is nice, there is a festival to attend, a farmers’ market to visit, or any number of outdoor events to enjoy. It is one of the best parts of living in Middle Tennessee! But, the experienced parents out there know, if you have a baby you will spend part of your day out nursing or feeding your baby in the car or changing diapers on the back seat. At most outdoor events, your only other choice is a portapotty and most do not have changing tables.
Baby and Company saw the need and in an effort to support families and build community, developed a solution – the Parent Pop-Up Spot. Staged in a set of custom made tents, the Parent Pop-Up Spot provides a safe and clean place for you to care for your baby or toddler. You can find changing tables, rocking chairs, a mat on the ground to keep things clean, and even A/C or heat if electricity is available. Have you ever been out and discovered that you used your last diaper? Baby and Company has you covered with emergency diapers, wipes and hand sanitizer all free of charge. They even have a bottle warmer available, water for moms and a supportive team of volunteers to help if you need it.
The best part – the Parent Pop-Up Spot is a FREE service that Baby and Company provides to give back to the community. If you are organizing a festival or outdoor event, reach out to Annie Reeder to learn more and see if the Parent Pop-Up Spot is available to make families attending your event more comfortable.
Keep an Eye out for the Parent Pop-Up Spot at local events you attend. It has appeared at 12 South Farmers’ Market, Nashville Farmers’ Market, the Pilgrimage Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Musician’s Corner. Upcoming events include Eggstravaganzoo, Franklin Main Street Festival, Franklin Pumpkinfest, Franklin Dickens of a Christmas and an ever growing calendar!
Baby and Company – A Modern Birth Center
Baby and Company calls itself “a modern birth center” which is a great description. Its facilities are a step in between birthing at home and birthing at a hospital. Expectant mothers are attended by certified nurse midwives, who are all nurse practitioners. They provide all your prenatal care that includes everything you would expect from an obstetrician – ultrasounds, belly checks, and lab tests. In addition you have 3 group visits which are conversations led by a midwife with other mothers that are in the same trimester that you are. You get to ask questions, learn from others and make friends that will have children the same age as your child.
Once the big day arrives, you get to labor in one of four comfortable birthing suites that really do feel like home. During your labor you can have as many or as few people with you as you choose, including your other children as well as a doula if you have one. You can stand in the shower, soak in the tub, and walk around. You can also eat during labor. When it is time to give birth you don’t have to get in the bed. Baby and Company is the only place in Nashville where you can have a full water birth and have your baby in the tub. You can also give birth on a birthing stool or even in a supported squat. The choice is yours! If something happens and your birth doesn’t go as planned, Baby and Company is located within a mile of Vanderbilt hospital so you and your child can be quickly transported in case of an emergency.
The facility accepts all major forms of insurance. Their center managers will work with you and your insurance to estimate your out of pocket cost before you become a client. If you do not have insurance, Baby and Company offers a very affordable self pay rate and all your prenatal care and the birth itself is covered.
Holistic Women’s Health Care
I was excited to learn that Baby and Company offers more than birthing services. Their nurse practitioners can provide all your healthcare needs including well woman visits, annual exams, birth control prescriptions and fertility counseling including IVI. Spend a full hour with a healthcare professional for your annual check up and discuss more than just your pap smear and mammogram. If you do not have insurance, you can pay out of pocket. An annual exam is economically priced and you can schedule online.
Tours are offered four times a week led by one of the center’s midwives. You can also read about other families’ birth experiences HERE. If you are considering adding to your family, come visit and see if Baby and Company is a fit for you.
Location: 3212 West End Ave., #100, Nashville, TN 37203 (Map)
Parking is free and located on the side of the building facing Acklen Park Dr.
Nashville Fun for Families received compensation from Baby and Company to bring you this great information, and we thank them for their support and all they give to our local community.