Community Birth Centers

Community birth centers are located in Black, Indigenous, communities of color and provide safe, culturally-reverent, midwifery-led maternal health care for all.

BCE Capital Circle Centers

Abide (Dallas, TX)
Cessilye R. Smith

Best Southwest Midwifery (Dallas, TX)
Ashley Greene

Birth Detroit (Detroit, MI)
Leseliey Welch, MPH, MBA

Birthing Beautiful Communities (Cleveland, OH)
Christin Farmer 

Birth and Milk Co, LLC (Washington, DC)
Charnise Littles 

Birth of a Nation (Cleveland, OH)
Alliyah Harold

The Birthing Place, (Houston, TX)
Afua Hassan

The Birthing Place (Bronx, NY) 
Myla Flores, Nubia-Earth Martin, Bruce McIntyre

The Birth Place (Winter Garden, FL)
Jennie Joseph, CPM

Birth Roots (San Diego, CA)
Darynee Blount LM, CPM

Birth Supporters United (Washington, DC)
Patricia Liggins

Changing Woman Initiative (Santa Fe, NM)
Marinah V. Farrell, CPM 

Choices: Memphis Center For Reproductive Health  (Memphis, TN)
Nikia Grayson

Community Birth Center (Olympia, WA)
Terri Chi-Lee, LM, CPM, MSM

Community Of Hope: Family Health and Birth Center (Washington, DC)
Ebony Marcellee

Haven Midwifery Birthing Center (Brooklyn, NY) 
Trinisha Williams

Jamaa Birth Village (Ferguson, MO) 
Brittany “Tru” Kellman, CPM, CD, CLC 

Kindred Space/ Birthing People Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)
Kimberly Durdin & Allegra Hill 

Magnolia Birth House (North Miami Beach, FL)
Tamara Taitt, MS, LMFT, LM

More Black Midwives (Las Vegas, NV)
Tara Raines & China Tolliver

A Mother’s Choice (Colorado Springs, CO)
Demetra Seriki 

My Sister’s Keeper (Hurst, TX)
Kennasha Jones & Tereé Fruga

Neighborhood Birth Center (Boston, MA)
Nashira Baril, MPH

Parteras de Maiz (Arizona)
Marinah V. Farrell, CPM

Rainier Valley Midwives (Seattle, WA)
Tara Lawal, MSM, RN

Roots Community Birth Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Rebecca Polston

San Antonio Nurse Midwife  (San Antonio, TX)
Nikki Molver-Brown 

San Diego Community Birth Center (San Diego, CA)
Nikki Helms

Sankofa Birth and Women’s Care (Durham, NC)
Tina Braimah 

Sisters in Birth (Jackson, MS)
Getty Israel

BIPOC Birth Center Directory

BCE created this directory of all known BIPOC-led birth centers as of October 2021, based on BCE’s own outreach and research. This list includes BIPOC-led birth centers (not BIPOC-serving birth centers) in recognition of the structural inequities in BIPOC access to midwifery education and to the capital needed to finance birth centers.

Currently Providing Birth Services:

Seeking to Provide Services in the Future:

Donate today and help us support as many BIPOC-led birth centers as possible.