Sacramento, CA | Natural Births, Water Births, Doula Services

The only freestanding, midwifery-operated birth center in Sacramento area.

Emma, first TBC baby of 2013!


We offer the community a natural alternative birth place. We believe that pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy events in the life of a family. As such, families should be treated with respect and acknowledged as capable of making choices fitting their lifestyles and values.

Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers


Celebrate!

Check out photos from our 2012 Birthday Party here.


Recent Births


  • Sebastian

    Apr 09, 2014
    8 lb. 10 oz

  • Leif

    Mar 28, 2014
    8 lb. 2 oz

  • Olyvia

    Mar 21, 2014
    8 lb.

  • Avani

    Mar 18, 2014
    7 lb. 10 oz.

  • Bodhi

    Feb 28, 2014
    9 lb. 4 oz.

  • Jamie

    Feb 26, 2014
    6 lb. 14 oz.

It is our pleasure to offer a safe and supportive place for families who choose a birth experience in the comfort of a home-like atmosphere with the professional, experienced, and qualified care of owner and certified nurse midwife, Ruth Cummings, and her support staff.

It is our mission to create a place for listening and relationship building, where control belongs to the families, and where choices are honored—to create a place where safety for those served is the highest priority.

As the only Nationally Accredited and State Licensed freestanding, midwifery-operated clinic in the area, The Birth Center offers women a home-like place to birth their babies naturally, in safety and confidence. The Birth Center follows the Midwives Model of Care™, which is based on the philosophy that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes. The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle.
  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
  •  Minimizing technological interventions
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
  • The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.