American Association of Birth Centers

Birth Center Experience

The Birth Center Experience outlines the benefits of birth centers and how they impact various birth professionals and families. Download a copy of the entire document, or view one section at a time:

From the New England Journal of Medicine

"Few innovations in health service promote lower cost, greater availability, and a high degree of satisfaction with a comparable degree of safety. The results of this study suggest that modern birth centers can identify women who are at low risk for obstetrical complications and care for them in a way that provides these benefits."

National Birth Center Study (12.28.89)