This document has been developed by the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) and the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC) to support the implementation of temporary auxiliary maternity units during the COVID-19 crisis. Healthy pregnant persons and babies are being affected by exposure to COVID-19 and the consequences of hospital surge capacity. Implementing recommendations to create Auxiliary Maternity Units will provide for the health, safety, and personalized experience of families and address unprecedented daily challenges of overburdened hospitals.
Authors: The American Association of Birth Centers and The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers
Publication Date: 2020