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The philosophy of the Alternative Birth Care Unit (ABC) is to provide a natural birth experience – one that does not routinely require medical intervention – and one that respects your privacy while encouraging family involvement.

Our comfortable, home-like atmosphere offers privacy and intimacy in a medically supported environment. Our professional staff is committed to the philosophy that birth is a healthy, normal event that does not require medical intervention except in specific, problem circumstances.

At the ABC Unit you will enjoy:

  • Over thirty years experience in providing a homelike natural childbirth experience
  • Doulas welcome and unlimited family visitation
  • Freedom to eat and drink in labor
  • Natural care practices; aroma therapy, massage oil, herbal baths and locally produced baby wash
  • Respect for your cultural and religious preferences
  • Low intervention and c-section rates

Every Birthing Center room is equipped with:

  • Queen size bed
  • Hydrotherapy tub
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Birthing chair
  • Comfortable recliner chair
  • Refrigerator and many more amenities


As part of our continuing service of care, a member of the Providence ABC Unit team will follow up with you by phone after you return home.

"Ella Josephine was born 6 weeks ago today but not a day goes by that we don't think of the amazing birth experience we've had at the ABC (for the second time)! A huge THANK YOU to midwife Sarah, doula Bonnie, Helen, Judith, and Margaret. We are so appreciative of the incredible support you provided. Keep up the good work!!"

- Birgitta Brandenburg