In this video, Cathy Gordon, owner of New Birth Company in Kansas, discusses why her birth center is an established birth center member of the American Association of Birth Centers.
The Established Birth Center memberships are designed for birth centers that are already open. In addition to the benefits listed under Benefits of Membership, Established Birth Centers receive the AABC Uniform Data Set, a sample Policies and Procedures Manual, Birth Center Standards, a Birth Center Information Packet, participation in the AABC Sister Center Program, Birth Center Member discounts on AABC publications, and free telephone consultation.
Annual dues are based on the gross revenue of the center:
$635 for centers with gross revenue $100,000 or less
$875 for centers with gross revenue $500,000 or less
$1560 for centers with gross revenue greater than $500,000
Designed especially for individuals, groups, or institutions exploring or actively working on the establishment of a birth center. In addition to the benefits listed under Benefits of Membership, Developing Birth Centers receive one FREE registration to the AABC How to Start a Birth Center Workshop, discounts for additional registrations to this workshop, a workshop manual, a Birth Center Information Packet, sample Policies and Procedures Manual,
Annual dues: Birth Center Standards, the AABC Uniform Data Set, participation in the AABC Sister Center Program, and free telephone consultation.
$1110 for the first year
$635 for renewal (does not include workshop registration)
"I am one center, and I need a bigger voice and credibility. Belonging to AABC provides validation for birth centers. AABC is a safety-net, providing information about standards and quality care, so you never have to try to figure it out for yourself."