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Birth Centers are Growing

There are currently 344 birth centers in 39 states and DC.  The birth center industry experienced a 76% increase since 2010, and it continues to grow.

Additionally, data from the CDC National Center for Vital Statistics shows a steady increase in the number of birth center births. From 2007-2014, the annual number of birth center births grew by 59.4%. This while the annual number of U.S. births decreased by 7.6% during the same period.1

Birth Center Growth


1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics Information. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm

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