BCE Network Stories

Accomplishments & Innovations

Mark Your Calendars for Birth Center Week!

Please join with the Birth Center Equity Network to celebrate the first annual Birth Center Week this September 14-20! (Look for all Birth Center Week offerings in Spanish, coming soon!) The theme of Birth Center Week 2023...

Midwifery Innovation Thrives in El Paso

In El Paso, Texas, where Luna Tierra Casa de Partos is located, midwifery’s community roots run deep. “A lot of people in our community were born with midwives,” says Lina Garcia, Luna Tierra midwife and co-founder, pointing...

San Diego Community Birth Center Thrives on Collaboration

This month, the County of San Diego awarded San Diego Community Birth Center a proclamation honoring their work during Black Maternal Health Awareness week. “We are the only all women of color Black owned birth center in San Diego County!”...

Centro MAM Grows Community Birthing in Puerto Rico

“Our approach to birthing is about so much more than birth,” says Vanessa Calderi, midwife and founder/director of Centro MAM: Mujeres Ayudando a Madres (Women Helping Mothers), the only community perinatal center in Puerto Rico. “We help...

Racial Justice Spurs Atlanta Birth Center Evolution

The year 2020 – when anger at long-standing police violence boiled over with the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery – is often called America’s racial reckoning. An estimated 15 to 26 million...

BCE Member News | June 2022

KindredSpiritLA began construction on their new birthing site in May! Congratulations on achieving this extraordinary milestone! Click here to see their Instagram post! Birth Detroit Releases New Report: Check out “We Are Not Asking Permission to Save Our Own Lives”,...

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