AABC's Advocacy Goal

It is AABC's goal to give all women and their families the opportunity to access quality and cost-effective care. AABC is the only national organization devoted solely to representing birth centers and mothers who choose out-of-hospital births in birth centers. Legislation plays an extremely integral role in this goal, and it is for that reason that all those in support of birth centers and their missions should advocate for change. 

The strength of our democracy depends on the people getting involved and engaging the government. By working with legislators at the state and federal levels, you can encourage the passing of important legislation and make AABC's goal a reality.

Feel free to utilize the guides on this website to help you and those you know contact legislators and make birth centers available to all women.

Become an Advocate

What can you you do?

Birth Centers rely on people like you to spread the word about normal birth.  There are many ways that you, as a parent, soon-to-be parent, consumer or member can become an advocate of AABC.

  • Become an AABC member - Joining AABC AABC is an easy way to advocate for birth centers.  AABC has membership levels for organizations and individuals. Learn more about AABC membership and find the member type that's right for you.

  • Contact your legislatorsIt is important to build relationships with your elected representatives. Introduce yourself as a constituent and concerned citizen about maternal and child health.  AABC's action alerts make it easy to contact your legislators. 

  • Arm yourself the best way possible, with knowledge! AABC's action alerts include links to supplemental resources to help you communicate with legislators
  • Follow AABC on social media (@birthcenters). 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! 
  • Open a birth center.  We know that opening a birth center is a big commitment, but if you find it to be your calling, you've come to the right place! Our website is filled with information on opening a birth center. Learn more>>