Lillian Hofer Scott joined Baby and Company Nashville in October 2017. She graduated from the New York University nurse-midwifery program in 2013, and shortly afterwards began working as a midwife at a public hospital in the Bronx with one of the oldest midwifery services in the country. There she served a largely indigent population of women from all over the world, working under the mentorship of an incredible group of midwives until the spring of 2017, when she moved to Nashville so that her husband could pursue an exciting new job in the music industry. When she learned about the amazing practice at Baby and Company Nashville, she knew she had to come on board.
Lillian became interested in midwifery while still in high school, when a lifelong interest in birth and babies began to take shape in her mind as something that could actually become a rewarding career. Her own mother delivered her with midwives, and encouraged her to look into the nurse-midwifery field. After doing some research, she realized that this was exactly what she wanted to do with her life, and worked towards the final goal of becoming a CNM for the next ten years, through the undergraduate nursing program at NYU, then working as a nurse on medical/surgical and postpartum units while working towards her master’s in midwifery. She had the amazing privilege to work with a homebirth midwife in her final semester of midwifery school, which cemented her interest in out-of-hospital birth. She had her own daughter in the comfort of her home in September of 2016, an experience which helped her grow not only as a person, but as a midwife. She believes that care models like the one here at Baby and Company, which integrate the out-of-hospital setting with the hospital seamlessly, are what will change the face of maternity care in this country for the better. She truly believes that “peace on earth begins with birth,” and loves being a part of the Baby and Company team.