The American Association of Birth Centers is a non-profit membership organization founded by Childbirth Connection (formerly the Maternity Center Association) under a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation of New York.
For close to 30 years, the American Association of Birth Centers has been the nation's most comprehensive resource on birth centers. AABC has built a solid foundation for growth in birth centers by:
Membership is available to birth centers, professionals, students, consumers, associations, or corporations who agree to the basic principles of the Association regarding:
"Birth is based on the conviction that since parents are going to make choices for themselves in any event, they should be given the fullest information, education, and tools for the task they are undertaking."
-Mary Lou Longeway, RN, MS