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Congrats on considering a birth center! Birthing centers are a great option for expectant (low-risk) mothers who want a natural childbirth experience without the need for hospitalization.
There are many birth centers in Arizona so let’s dig into some questions and locations.
Are Birthing Centers Licensed in Arizona?
Yes, birthing centers must be licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services. They also must be certified by the Commission for the Accreditation of Free Standing Birthing Centers to be registered with AHCCCS.
You can read more about birth center licensing in Arizona here.
Are Midwives Licensed in Arizona?
Yes, midwives are required to be licensed to practice midwifery in Arizona.
Read more about midwifery laws in Arizona here.
When choosing a birth center, check for up-to-date verification of their license for both facility and midwifery.
Note these are all freestanding birth centers. See the differences between birth centers and hospitals here.
Click the location near you to see birth centers in and around that city:
About the Author
Jen Brady — Chief Green Mama
Mom of two. Wife of one. Holistic nutritional consultant. Amateur biohacker. Guide of the Green Yourself Pregnancy Challenge. Author of the Green Your Baby Registry Guide.
I'm wild about pregnancy and babies (in a sane way) and I need to steer you away from harsh chemicals and hormone disruptors. Stick with me to keep it lean and green.