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Welcome to Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center

The Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center is a privately owned, midwifery led freestanding birth center located across the street from Danbury Hospital. A freestanding birth center is a homelike, out-of-hospital facility where a woman's choice in pregnancy and birth are supported and respected. Our birth center meets all local, state, and federal health, fire and safety regulations and is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Health. Women and their families can feel safe and secure in the fact that midwives and their consulting physicians work together as part of a unified system of quality healthcare.

The major difference between freestanding birth centers and hospital delivery units is that hospitals create policies to care for people who are sick, while freestanding birth centers design programs for healthy pregnant women. Also, freestanding birth centers are based on the midwifery model of care which approaches pregnancy and birth as a normal family event until proven otherwise. Freestanding birth centers offer the personal yet comprehensive care that every expectant mother and her family deserve.

Birth Center Accreditation

The Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center is fully accredited by both the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers is the only accrediting body whose goal is unique to birth centers.  When a center is accredited by the Commission, the childbearing family can be confident that the center has demonstrated adherence to standards of quality above that of basic licensure and that the center’s care is consistent with the philosophy of the American Association of Birth Centers.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.  An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.  Accreditation by the Joint Commission is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality which indicates that an organization meets certain performance standards.