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

How to Start a Birth Center Workshop coming to Knoxville in May, 2014!

April 8, 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. This workshop is a full two-day conference that addresses the many issues you need to consider when exploring the development of a birth center including start-up, operations, business management, marketing and more. You will tour a CABC accredited birth center and learn first hand from AABC workshop faculty and other birth center personnel.  » READ MORE

Scholarship Available to Attend How to Start a Birth Center Workshop

February 1, 2014

The AABC Foundation is accepting applications for the Amy E Polk Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in the form of a tuition grant to attend a How to Start a Birth Center Workshop in 2014 plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2014.  » READ MORE

AABC News and Legislative Alerts

AABC Provides Women with Clear Facts about Water Birth Safety

April 4, 2014

In response to the recent American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) opinion paper on water birth, the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) released a position statement on water immersion during labor and birth.  » READ MORE

Position Statement on Birth Center Quality

February 19, 2014

The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) has released a position statement endorsing birth center care models that follow the AABC Standards for Birth Centers. These standards, coupled with CABC accreditation, mean that birth centers that have adopted this model should be regarded as a premiere facilities in the community for normal and low risk births.  » READ MORE

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