Midwifery Centers

A midwifery center is a healthcare facility that offers birth and reproductive health services using the midwifery model of care. Midwifery centers specialize in care for normal birth while facilitating timely access to more advanced obstetrical and neonatal care.

Midwifery centers (also known as birth centers or midwifery-led units) are an important part of the healthcare systems of many upper income countries, including the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and Australia. Midwifery centers are becoming more common in low and middle income countries. In these global settings, midwifery centers are particularly important because of their mission to provide safe, respectful, community-based, woman-centered care.

GoodBirth’s Global Atlas is an interactive map of midwifery centers around the world. Click on the map below to open the GoodBirth Atlas. Use the Atlas to link to individual websites and program details.

GoodBirth Atlas of Midwifery Centers

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