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AABC Statement on Racial Justice
AABC Statement on Racial Justice

AABC stands in solidarity with all who are working to effect change at the community, state, and national levels. Recent events are drawing national attention to the urgent need to address systemic racism and its impact on people in our country. Continue Reading

Postedby Kate Bauer
Date posted06/3/2020


AABC and CABC Lead Initiative for Solutions During Crisis
AABC and CABC Lead Initiative for Solutions During Crisis

The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC) are leading an initiative to help systems address surge capacity and improve safety by diverting low-risk, pregnant patients to temporary Auxiliary Maternity Units. Continue Reading

Postedby Kate Bauer
Date posted04/8/2020


Freestanding Birth Centers Offer Options During COVID-19 Pandemic
Freestanding Birth Centers Offer Options During COVID-19 Pandemic

With hospitals at risk of reaching capacity due to COVID-19 admissions, freestanding birth centers can help to provide care for lower risk pregnancy and birth. Continue Reading

Postedby Kate Bauer
Date posted03/19/2020


AABC Birth Center Care Wins Health Value Award
AABC Birth Center Care Wins Health Value Award

AABC was among an elite group of 30 companies and individuals recognized for leading innovative changes in healthcare. Continue Reading

Postedby Kate Bauer
Date posted06/1/2019


Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative National Report
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Initiative National Report

The goal of the Strong Start initiative was to improve the quality of prenatal care for Medicaid recipients by providing additional services and to reduce costs during pregnancy, birth, and the infant’s first year of life. Continue Reading

Date posted01/8/2019


New Government Report Recommends Birth Center Care
New Government Report Recommends Birth Center Care

A new report from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), a branch of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), demonstrates birth center care has a larger potential impact on the reduction of preterm birth risk than any other recent medical or public health intervention. Continue Reading

Postedby Kate Bauer
Date posted11/9/2018


National BC Study II
National BC Study II

A landmark study published in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health,[2] shows that birth centers provide first-rate care to healthy pregnant women in the U.S. Continue Reading

Date posted01/31/2013