Birth Centers rely on people like you to spread the word about normal birth. There are many ways that you, as a parent (or soon-to-be parent), can become an advocate of AABC.
Becoming a member of AABC is a cheap and easy way to advocate for birth centers. If you are a full-time student, retiree, birth center client and/or healthcare worker earning less than $15,000 per year, you are eligible to become an Associate Member of AABC for only $47.50. If you don't fit into one of these categories, don't worry! You can become an Individual Member for $100. To learn more about becoming a member visit our Normal Birth Advocate Membership section.
Of course, one of the best ways to promote change is by contacting your legislators. The Legislation section of our website provides you with ways to communicate with your legislators to enact change. Another way you can keep up with all of the legislative changes and be a part of AABC's legislative actions is by subscribing to our Legislative Alerts emails.
One of the easiest ways to become an advocate is by connecting with us through social media. Feel free to "like" or "follow" us, and be sure to share what you find with your friends and family!
The AABC Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in 1994 to advance public knowledge and understanding of issues related to family-centered childbirth. In particular, the Foundation supports the development and evaluation of the birth center as the model for providing maternity care both now and in the future. It promotes birth centers achieving the highest levels of care through nationally accepted standards of care and quality assurance mechanisms. To donate to the AABC Foundation, visit the AABC Foundation website.
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"I belong to AABC because I think who better to sing the praises of the birth center model of care than somebody who has actually received care inside a birth center."