The practice of midwifery is legal in Tennessee, regulated by a certification and licensure process. Midwives are required to be certified by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and licensed by the state of TN. A Certified Professional Midwife of TN (CPM-TN) is required to provide care that adheres to the practicing guidelines of the Tennessee Midwives Association (TMA).


Morning Star Maternity Services provides care and support for women who desire to have a safe, natural childbirth, either at home or in the hospital. Owner Susie Meeks is a Certified Professional Midwife, licensed in the State of Tennessee. As the primary midwife, Susie provides Homebirth and Doula services, and private Childbirth Classes. Cindy Duncan LPN, an experienced midwife and Licensed Practical Nurse, assists Susie at home births. Located west of Franklin TN, MSMS has been serving clients throughout the greater Nashville area since 1996. 


A home birth with a CPM-TN is an appropriate and safe option for low-risk pregnancies. MSMS provides personalized in-home prenatal care, labor support, birth of the baby at home, as well as in-home postpartum care.


A hospital birth with a CPM-TN/Doula can enhance your confidence in staying home longer during early labor and help make the birth in the hospital a very personalized and special experience. It includes an in-home prenatal visit, labor and birth support at home and hospital, as well as an in-home postpartum visit.


Private in-home childbirth classes provide information pertaining to pregnancy, natural childbirth that emphasizes relaxation and positive positioning, breastfeeding, and new baby/new mom care.


Thank you for your interest in Morning Star Maternity Services. Please explore our Web site to find out more about all we offer. We are committed to help facilitate a safe and rewarding birth experience for the entire family.


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