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The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) has been monitoring the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19).  In order to comply with the national and state guidelines to help decrease the spread of illness, we are postponing the How to Start an Alongside Midwifery Unit workshop originally scheduled for April 30th-May 1st in Dayton, Ohio and the How to Start a Birth Center workshops originally scheduled for May 28-29 in Austin, TX,  September 30-October 1 in San Diego, CA, and November 2-3 in Chapel Hill, NC.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  All in-person events have been cancelled for 2020, and we hope to reschedule the workshops for 2021.  We will keep you informed via email when these new dates become available.


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2020 In-Person Workshops 


  • Two-day workshop at a hotel conference center
  • Direct discussion with faculty and fellow participants
  • Tour a CABC-accredited birth center


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How to Start a Birth Center Workshops


[POSTPONED] Join us in Austin, TX, the Live Music Capital of the World!  This workshop will feature and tour  Austin Area Birthing Center.  Held at the Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake, attendees will receive a discounted group rate of $139 single/double.    



[POSTPONED] Enjoy the ocean views in San Diego!  This workshop will feature and tour  Best Start Birth Center.  Held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina, attendees will receive a discounted group rate of $179 single/double.   


[POSTPONED] Stroll through beautiful and relaxing Chapel Hill!  This workshop will feature and tour Women's Birth & Wellness Center. More information will be provided soon regarding the hotel. 


How to Start An AMU Workshops


[POSTPONED] Learn the ins and outs of a CABC-accredited Alongside Midwifery Unit (AMU)!  This workshop is customized for those looking to start an AMU, a facility affiliated with a health system that follows the birth center and midwifery model of care, but is not freestanding.  This workshop will be held at the Miami Valley Hospital and will tour their Family Beginnings Birth Center .  For those traveling, a rate of $120/night is available at a local hotel; more information provided in the registration receipt.  

Note: The How to Start an AMU Workshop can fulfill the Frontier Nursing University student requirement to complete the How to Start a Birth Center Workshop.



NOTE: Your registration is not complete until you receive a registration receipt email.  Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive that receipt.

If you are an FNU Student, please use your email so that we can better identify you.



AABC also offers on-site workshops customized for your team's specific needs.  For more information, click here.




Contact AABC by email or by phone at (215) 234-8068.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).

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