UPA Tennessee

The team of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) at University Midwives are skilled health care providers that provide personalized care for women from adolescence to menopause.

We provide:

  • Fertility Counseling
  • Annual Exams
  • Birth Control Services
  • Holistic Medical Care for Labor, Birth and the Postpartum Period

We see our clients as partners in care!

University Midwives offers high quality health services designed to support you and your unique family needs.

We provide care that empowers you and your babies to grow and thrive in mind, body, and spirit.

Everyone deserves a midwife.


Contact Us

1928 Alcoa Highway

Suite B-205

Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: 865-305-4305

Fax: 865-305-4067


At UT Medical Center you can receive the full spectrum of care services. Midwives specialize in normal, physiologic, birth and are experts for caring for low risk women. We work closely with our OB/GYN Physician colleagues to provide seamless care services for those women with complex medical problems or those who need surgery.
We have the full resources of an academic medical center with an excellent team of Certified Nurse Midwives and medical specialists to help keep you and baby safe. At University Midwives we strive to create an environment where all feel welcome. We care for women of all backgrounds, beliefs, and sexual orientations.

University Midwives Team

Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs)

Jodi Simms-MacLeod, BA, BSN, MSN

Midwifery Director Certified Nurse-Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner

AHP Training/Nurse-Midwifery: Emory University

Nurse Practitioner: Emory University

Nursing School: Emory University

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Danna Bush, BSN, MSN

Certified Nurse-Midwife

Nurse Practitioner: Stony Brook of Nursing

Nursing School: University of North Carolina


Sarah C. Musgrove, BSN, MSN

Certified Nurse-Midwife

Graduate School: Frontier Nursing University

Nursing School: University of Florida College of Nursing

Well Woman Care

Our practice offers a full spectrum of one-on-one services, including:

Routine gynecologic visits

Annual Exams

Pap Smears

STI screening and treatment

Pelvic pain

Irregular bleeding

Preventive health screening and labs

Menopause care

Adolescent care

Family Planning including hormonal contraception, IUDs, Nexplanon

Preconception counseling

Pregnancy & Postpartum Care

Fertility counseling

Early Pregnancy Confirmation Visits

Routine prenatal care and delivery

Prenatal labs and genetic screening

Ultrasound referrals

Relationship/family centered care

Routine postpartum visits at 2 and 6 weeks after delivery

Postpartum Depression Screening and treatment

Breastfeeding support

Postpartum problem visits

Pelvic floor and Diastasis assessments

Labor & Birth Services

Our Certified Nurse-Midwives are available 24/7. We believe that pregnancy and birth is a healthy, normal process and provide intervention only when medically necessary.

Individualized birth plan

Experts in un-medicated labor support: continuous physical and emotional labor support, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, freedom of movement, breath awareness, massage

Nitrous Oxide (“gas and air”)

Intravenous Medications

Epidurals

Fetal monitoring

High Risk Specialists and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on-site, if needed.