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

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


Four TBC Babies!

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

  • Rafael

    Feb 11, 2017
    7lbs 1 oz

  • Clayton

    Dec 20, 2016
    7 lbs. 4 oz.

  • Baby Girl

    Dec 14, 2016
    7 lbs.

  • Amy

    Dec 04, 2016
    9 lbs. 8 oz.

  • Baby Girl

    Nov 06, 2016
    7 lbs. 14 oz.

  • Zyana

    Oct 30, 2016
    7 lbs. 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.