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.

The Birth Center, A Nursing Corporation
Sacramento, CA
Accredited since 2013

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Recent Births

  • August

    Aug 18, 2015
    7 lb. 4 oz.

  • Kendra

    Jul 25, 2015
    8 lb. 8 oz.

  • Nathan

    Jul 16, 2015
    6 lb. 4 oz.

  • Josiah

    Jul 10, 2015
    8 lb. 2 oz.

  • Baby Girl

    Jul 08, 2015
    7 lb 2 oz.

  • Baby Girl

    Jun 13, 2015
    7 lb. 6 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.




Check out photos from our 2012 Birthday Party here.