Do you want to open a birth center?

Congratulations! You have come to the right place.  As the nation’s most comprehensive resource on birth centers, AABC works on multiple levels to provide you with a solid foundation on which to build your birth center.

The actions listed below are important steps to opening a birth center. Prepare for your success!

Top Resources for Opening a Birth Center

Standards for Birth Centers

Nationally recognized standards address philosophy of care; planning, governance and administration; human resources; facility, equipment and supplies; the health record; research; and quality evaluation and improvement. Learn more>>

How to Start a Birth Center Course

Offered in three formats: online, in-person, and customized. The course provides a comprehensive curriculum taught by industry leaders for everything you need to consider when starting an evidence-based practice in the wellness model of care. Learn more>>

Developing Birth Center Membership

An AABC membership specifically designed for those interested in opening a birth center to provide the foundation and support you need. Learn more>>

Curbside Consulting

Weekly virtual group consulting sessions with the How to Start a Birth Center faculty provide real-time guidance to support your practice. Learn more>>

Member Forums

An active member community with distinct discussion forums for birth centers, alongside midwifery units, and all members Learn more>>

Toolkits for Contracting

Designed to assist with contracting for your birth center including how to determine your break-even. Plus, attend monthly office hour sessions to problem-solve issues you may have. Learn more>>

Sample Policies & Procedures

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Use these samples to get you started. Learn more>>

CQI Manual

Developed and tested by birth center personnel and quality management experts. Includes forms and instructions for implementing a CQI program in birth centers. Learn more>>