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Welcome! Clarksville Midwifery is a CNM and CPM team who specialize in low risk pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. We offer home birth services to families in Montgomery County, TN. Christy and Jenny are nationally certified midwives who have practiced together for more than 10 years.For more information go check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/clarksvillemidwifery/.

Services We Offer

The Clarksville Midwives are here to bring compassionate individualized midwifery care to you. Now offering prenatal care, labor, homebirth, postpartum, and newborn care.

  • How much do your services cost out of pocket?

We are now offering a sliding fee scale based on your gross monthly household income. Because the sliding scale fee is income based, the total price will vary from family to family. The sliding scale fees range from $2500 up to $5000. We offer payment plans so that you can make regular payments up to 36 weeks of pregnancy.

    • Our fees include:
    • Regular prenatal visits that last approximately 30-45 minutes
    • Ordering of labs and ultrasounds (if you have insurance, it should cover a portion of these) 
    • 24/7 access to us via pager for urgent needs
    • Professional birth tub use is included (a value of $350)
    • A home visit at 36 weeks to confirm your home is ready for a homebirth
    • We are on-call for you from 37-42 weeks 
    • A trained birth assistant in labor (a value of $500)
    • Cost of the birth for you and the baby
    • A home visit 24-72 hours postpartum
    • Breastfeeding assistance
    • 3-4 postpartum visits for follow up after the birth
    • The following items are not included in our fees, as they vary, due to individual needs and preferences:
    • The cost of any labs and ultrasounds (if you have insurance, it should cover a portion of these)
    • Non-stress tests
    • The cost of any medications that are used prenatally, in labor, postpartum, or for your newborn
    • The cost of newborn screening, hearing screening, and CCHD screening
    • The cost of a childbirth class that we require for all first-time parents or first-time home birthers
    • Birth kit and various other supplies for the birth (tub liner, if you are using our waterbirth tub)
    • Additional home visits when requested by the client
  • Do you take insurance? 
    We are not in-network with any insurance plans at this time. We can bill out-of-network for most insurance plans, except for Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE. We offer flexible payment plans to be paid off by 36 weeks of pregnancy. For more information you can contact our biller.
  • Do you take Tricare?
    Unfortunately no. As a mixed CNM/CPM team Tricare will not cover our services at this time. We do offer a sliding scale ($2500-$5000) based on your household monthly income minus BAH for self-pay military families. We offer payment plans so that you can make regular payments up to 36 weeks of pregnancy. If you would like to see Tricare coverage for all midwifery services, please contact Tricare and your local Congress person to ask for changes to Tricare policy.

Prenatal Care
Prenatal care is a time to get to know one another. At our initial visit, we will do a thorough history to determine your risk factors, make a plan for your care, and discuss how best to meet your needs. You can still access all of the standard options for pregnancy screening (such as labs and ultrasound) when planning an out of hospital birth. In fact, this is part of our ongoing risk assessment during your pregnancy. Our goal is to help you have a healthy pregnancy and birth. Occasionally this may include referral to another provider, or a change of plan for place of birth.

Prenatal care is provided at our office on the standard pregnancy schedule. We meet for monthly visits until 32 weeks, visits every other week until 38 weeks, and weekly visits thereafter. Also included is a 36-week home visit.

Labor and Birth
The Clarksville Midwives currently provide homebirth services in Montgomery County, Tennessee. When you labor and birth in your own environment we will bring our supplies. Afterwards we will clean tuck you in to spend time with your newborn.

Postpartum & Newborn Care
Postpartum and newborn care is provided in your home and at our office. Your midwives will file your newborn’s birth certificate and you can obtain a copy from the Tennessee Office of Vital Records in person, online, or by mail. We provide all of the state mandated newborn services including Vitamin K & Erythromycin at birth, as well as newborn screening, and CCHD screening at your follow up visit. Your newborn will be referred for a hearing screen. Postpartum is the “4th trimester” and it is a time of growing and learning for you and your newly expanded family. We are here to support you and connect you with the resources you need to successfully navigate this time.

About Us

Jenny and her husband Chip grew up together in rural Western New York. They married soon after high school and had three beautiful girls together. They proudly served as an active duty military family for over 20 years and retired in Clarksville, TN in 2017. In her spare time Jenny loves riding her motorcycle and tent camping, which she often combines into epic adventures with her husband.

Christy has always had a heart for pregnant people and babies. She grew up at a nursing school overseas and was surrounded by young nursing students who served the women and families in one of the most fertile countries in the world. Christy gained a love of cooking from her family. In her spare time, you can often find her in the kitchen creating amazing meals for the people she loves.

After meeting a midwifery student as a teenager, Christy’s heart was set on becoming a midwife. Christy pursued a nursing degree after high school. She met Jenny when she went to massage school in 2007 in preparation for midwifery school. They became fast friends and often discussed their hopes and dreams for the future. As Christy shared her desire to become a midwife Jenny learned for the first time of low intervention pregnancy and birth options for low risk individuals. As Christy spoke Jenny knew she had found her calling too. They both enrolled into midwifery programs and have been practicing side by side ever since.

Through the years they have practiced midwifery together in Texas, Washington, and now Tennessee, and they have served hundreds of families in both homebirth and birth center settings. They are looking forward to making Clarksville, TN their forever home and serving Montgomery County families.

Jenny Fardink

Education
Academy for Massage Therapy Training (2007-2008) Massage, Trigger Point & Doula Training
Association of Texas Midwives Training Program (2008-2010)
Apprenticeship at The San Antonio Birth Center (2008-2010)
Midwives College of Utah (MEAC accredited school) (2013-2018) Bachelor’s of Science in Midwifery

Work Experience
Yuma Proving Grounds Chapel – Protestant Education Coordinator
San Antonio Birth Center – Contract Midwife
Tree of Life Midwives Home Birth Practice – Owner/Midwife
Association of Texas Midwives Training Program – Education Assistant and Grader
Around the Circle Midwifery & The Birth House – Birth Assistant
Clarksville Midwifery – Owner/Midwife

Volunteer Service & Awards
Mary E. Walker Award Recipient – Fort Drum, NY
Volunteer of the Year – Yuma Proving Grounds, AZ
Association of Texas Midwives Board & Region 6 Representative
American Association of Birth Centers – Program Committee

Licensure & Training
Tennessee Midwifery License #79
Texas Midwifery License #99102
NARM CPM #11040006
Healthcare provider AHA CPR
Neonatal Resuscitation

Christy Peterson

Education
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2000-2004) Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
Academy for Massage Therapy Training (2007-2008) Massage, Trigger Point & Doula Training
Frontier Nursing University (2009-2011) Master’s of Science in Nursing

Work Experience
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital – San Antonio, TX
Labor and Delivery/Antepartum/High Risk Postpartum Nurse
Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse
San Antonio Birth Center
Birth Assistant and Postpartum Nurse
Office Manager
Tree of Life Midwives – Home Birth Practice Owner/Midwife
Around the Circle Midwifery & The Birth House – Staff Midwife
Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville, TN – Emergency Room Nurse
Clarksville Midwifery – Owner/Midwife

Volunteer Position
Site Visitor for the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC)
American Association of Birth Centers Board Member – Alternate Director
American Association of Birth Centers Board Member – Director

Licensure & Training
Tennessee RN #220098
Tennessee ARNP #23155
Texas Nursing License RN/APRN/Rx Auth # 705385/AP121044
AMCB Nurse-Midwife Certification # CNM0697
Healthcare Provider CPR
Neonatal Resuscitation
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Birth Stories

If you have a story that you would like to share please e-mail it to clarksvillemidwifery@gmail.com

 

Contact Us

Please e-mail us at clarksvillemidwifery@gmail.com to set up a free consultation.