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American Association of Birth Centers

Contact Information

Kate Bauer, Executive Director
3123 Gottschall Road
Perkiomenville, PA 18074

1-866-542-4784 (Voice - Toll-free), 1-866-54-BIRTH
215-234-8068 (Voice),
215-234-8829 (FAX),

Internet Resources


The National Association of Childbearing Centers (NACC) is the Nation's largest repository of information on freestanding birth centers. It offers a telephone information consultation service, workshops, speakers, an annual convention, and written and audiovisual materials. Information is available on all aspects of running a birth center: standards, quality assurance, planning, reimbursement, licensure, accreditation, costs, evaluation, and current survey data.


NACC publishes national standards, resource materials, statistics, forms, a newsletter, and other materials of use to birth centers.


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6.8.06: Name change from National Association of Childbearing Centers to American Association of Birth Centers.


Date Entered: 6/1/1997
Date Edited: 3/15/2013
Date Revised: 7/18/2006 12:12:09 PM
Health Referral Number: HR1992
Accession Number: DP91A0563

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