Thornton, CO, August 28 –
Aubré Tompkins, MSN, CNM Director of midwifery at Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center in Thornton, CO, has been elected president of The American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), a national non-profit membership organization. AABC promotes and supports birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment which is safe, sensitive and cost effective with minimal intervention.
“The Midwifery Model of Care and Birth Centers have always been two of my biggest passions. I believe that all birthing people deserve midwifery care and that birth centers are the natural home for midwives. My career in maternity care has spanned well over a decade and a half, most of that working to provide care in birth centers here in CO. Being elected to the presidency of the American Association of Birth Centers is an immense honor for me. I look forward to advocating for all birth centers, educating the public and policy makers on the care we provide and supporting developing centers around the country,” says Tompkins.
The election took place this summer, led by the AABC Board of Directors. The ballot included candidates for President-Elect, Director and Alternate Director. This year marked the highest rate of member voting in recent years.
“In the United States, unfortunately we have the worst maternity and newborn outcomes of any developed nation. For families of color the numbers are even worse! The birth center model of care has been proven time and time again to significantly improve care and outcomes. This is just one reason that my passion lies with this model of care and why I am proud to serve as President of the American Association of Birth Centers,” says Tompkins.
About Seasons Midwifery and Birth Center
Seasons Midwifery and Birth Center is a freestanding birth center in Thornton, Colorado. Seasons has four birth suites designed for a positive and natural home-like birth experience with four midwives who specialize in water birth, holistic pregnancy care, and more. Seasons Midwifery and Birth Center is a member of The Women’s Health Group, a locally owned and operated group of private practices for obstetrics and gynecology in Colorado