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  • “A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside, when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never done.”

    Thank you for your support at the Empower Your Birth conference in March 2016!

    Tickets to the newly announced OCTOBER 2016 Murfreesboro EMPOWER YOUR BIRTH conference will be available here! Be sure to follow us and this amazing event for moms and dads, expecting parents, and families planning to get pregnant on the Facebook page to stay updated on announcements!

Meet Mary Anne, a local CPM to be on the Choosing A Provider panel

​Since August, 1994, Mary Anne Richardson has been in the field of birth. During that time she has trained and worked in hospital settings, and in the homes of clients. She has assisted or delivered (caught) over 600 babies, weighing from 1 1/2 pounds to 11 3/4 pounds.

Her experience with birth includes management of: breech, twins, VBACs, and hemorrhage.   She has dealt with placenta previa, placentaabruption, retained placenta, cord wraps, and velamentous insertion of the cord.

She is the sole midwife and founder of Tender Beginnings a teaching practice supplying services for middle Tennessee and has trained 5 midwives currently working in the same area.

Mary Anne has been active in the promotion of midwifery as a profession in the state to include working on Tennessee state legislation of midwives, serving on the Council of Certified Professional Midwives of the Tennessee Department of Health.  She currently serves as the Consultant for the above mentioned council.   She served on the board of the Tennessee Midwives Association to include 2 plus terms as the president.   Mary Anne has organize or promoted educational opportunities for midwives in the area to include;  An international MANAconference,  B.E.S.T workshop,  Newborn Metabolic Screening workshops, to name a few.

Ten Tennessee Birth Place: Basic Midwifery
Ten Tennessee Birth Place: Recognition and Management of Emergencies and Complications of Pregnancy
InI  International  School of Midwifery, Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Jamaica: Hands on training dealing
                      with complications
       Columbia State Community College: Emergency Medical Technician Intravenous Therapy
       Columbia State Community College: Nursing Program,
Mi    Middle Tennessee State University: currently to complete a Bachelors Degree
       Doulas of North America: Doula Training
S.T. S.T.A.B.L.E. program completed 2009 and again in 2013.  This is an advance program for the care on
                     newborn infants.
       B.E.S.T. (Birth Emergency Skills Training)  2014



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