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Here are a few examples of how the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC) ensures dedication to exceptional care for you and your baby.

  • The standards require best practices in maternity care, so that CABC accredited birth centers can keep up with the latest research.
  • Because CABC accredited birth centers have proper training and equipment (which meets another standard), they can provide safe care in emergencies.
  • CABC Accreditation also requires that CABC accredited birth centers use a shared decision-making process, which helps them better understand what you need as they work with you through your pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum and new parent experiences.
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The CABC listens to parents. Do you wish to file a complaint about a CABC-accredited birth center? Learn more about the CABC complaint process.

When a birth center chooses to be accredited by the CABC, they are measured against the rigorous, national AABC Standards for Birth Centers.

Learn more about these standards and what accreditation means for you.

They are the only published standards which can validate that the birth center practices safe, evidence-based maternity care and
avoids inappropriate use of technology.

Look for the CABC Accredited Seal at your birth center.


“It is really important to me knowing that I can trust the safety and quality of the birth center where I go for care. I checked to make sure I found an accredited birth center in my area.”
Rachel Langan, Birth Center Parent

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