Helpful Links

For more information on freestanding birth centers in the US, visit American Association of Birth Centers (AABC):

For more information on Certified Nurse-Midwives, visit the American College of Nurse Midwives consumer website:

For excellent evidence-based information on a variety of “routine” childbirth procedures and recommendations, visit Evidence Based Birth:

Childbirth Connection is a national association dedicated to improving maternity care in and out of hospitals, with physicians and with midwives. Visit them at