Welcome to The American Association of Birth Centers

We are excited to announce the release of National Birth Center Study II,  a landmark study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health which highlights the benefits for women who seek are at midwife-led birth centers. Read About It HERE.

We are a multi-disciplinary membership organization comprised of individuals and organizations who support the birth center concept. 

Birth Centers uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost effective with minimal intervention.

The Latest in Birth Center News

Conference News

AABC Launches State Chapters

October 6, 2014

Want to be able to get things done at the state level? Join us for a free webinar to learn about how you can start an AABC state chapter.  » READ MORE

Use Your Voice to Create Change at AABC Lobby Day

August 13, 2014

September 18, 2014 Do you want to share your excellent evidence-based prenatal outcomes with people that have the power to change the face of maternity care? Do you want birth centers to be taken seriously by the federal government and to be given the respect they deserve? Are you frustrated that your insurance contracts are inadequate? Then join AABC members on Thursday, September 18, 2014 for AABC Lobby Day.  » READ MORE

AABC News and Legislative Alerts

AABC Foundation Announces Grant Program to Assist Birth Centers with Accreditation Fees

September 10, 2014

Due to the generosity of donors, the AABC Foundation has established a grant program to assist birth center applicants with up to 50% of accreditation fees due to the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC).  » READ MORE

AABC Submits Comments to the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health & Human Services

June 12, 2014

In response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Registry CMS-9942-NC: Request for Information Regarding Provider Nondiscrimination, the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) submitted comments detailing concerns birth centers are currently experiencing regarding discrimination with insurance provider contracts.  » READ MORE

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