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

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

Attend the next How to Start a Birth Center Workshop in September

August 1, 2014

Are you dreaming about opening a birth center? Take a step toward making your dream a reality by attending an AABC How to Start a Birth Center Workshop September 17-18, 2014 in Washington, DC. This workshop immediately precedes the AABC Birth Institute.  » READ MORE

AABC News and Legislative Alerts

Tell Your Legislators about Barriers to Birth Center Care

August 10, 2014

Are you tired of discriminatory practices against birth centers and midwives? YES! So, let's do something about it. We all know to effect change we must participate in the democratic process, yet we have tendency to let someone else do it. Today take the first step.  » 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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