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 Seeks Nominations for 2014 Achievement Awards

July 7, 2014

Deadline extended until July 25th. Do you want to recognize a person who has been a champion for birth centers? You may want to nominate a writer who has given your birth center exceptional media coverage, a consumer who has contributed to the growth of birth centers in your community, a politician who has supported legislation for safe, quality care in birth centers, or a professional peer or collaborating physician who has labored hard in the birth center movement. The AABC Achievement Awards are a wonderful opportunity to nationally recognize those who support birth centers.  » READ MORE

Registration Open for AABC Birth Institute

June 12, 2014

Online registration is now open for the 8th Annual AABC Birth Institute "Birth Centers: Modeling the Future of Maternity Care." The Birth Institute, the largest gathering of birth center professionals, will take place September 18-21, 2014 in Washington, DC.  » READ MORE

AABC News and Legislative Alerts

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

AABC Tells the FTC about Barriers to Birth Center Care

May 13, 2014

In response to the Federal Trade commission’s (FTC) February 2014, Federal Register Notice entitled “Examining Health Care Competition,” the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) published comments detailing concerns birth centers are currently experiencing regarding anti-competitive practices. These practices cause significant barriers for women and families desiring birth center care, which is associated with equal or superior outcomes to hospital based care.  » READ MORE

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