Capital Area BirthNetwork  a chapter of BirthNetwork National
It's Your Birth...Know Your Options

The Capital Area BirthNetwork is an organization of individuals and professionals committed to helping women and families in Mid-Michigan and the surrounding area have safe and fulfilling pregnancy and birth experiences while empowering them in their role as health care consumers. We promote an awareness of evidence-based care and informed decision-making through advocacy, information and support.

We believe birth is normal, natural, and healthy.  We promote mother-friendly care through:

Advocacy: by leading a grassroots movement of individuals who insist on and support mother-friendly care, based on the principles developed by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) and the Six Care Practices that Support Normal Birth outlined by Lamaze International;

Information: by providing facts about and contact for mother-friendly maternity care;

Support: by ensuring that families have a network of experienced, encouraging people to help them make informed choices and embrace birth.

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Capital Area BirthNetwork Meetings will now be held quarterly.  Meetings will take place on the fourth Wednesdays of January, April, July, and October from 7-8:30pm.

The Second Annual Birth To Baby Fair will take place on
May 14th from 10am-2pm
at East Lansing's Hannah Community Center.

Visit for more information.

Upcoming Community Events:
Join Friends of Michigan Midwives in celebrating International Day of the Midwife on Thursday, May 5. There are events planned throughout the day, but we want to draw your attention now specifically to the family fundraising concert being held at Gone Wired Cafe in Lansing, sponsored in part by the Greenhouse Birth Center. The event is from 6-9 p.m, featuring the talent of husband-wife duo Gifts or Creatures, followed the amazing voices of Rachael and Dominic Davis. Tickets are only $12 per adult in advance, $15.00 at the door. Children under 13 are free. There will be a silent auction during the concert, (which we are still accepting donations for), and the kitchen at Gone Wired will remain open all evening. Proceeds from the event will go to Friends of Michigan Midwives, whose mission is to educate, promote, and support midwifery in Michigan. For more information on how to help during the event, please email .

Looking for a Birth Professional?

Check out our Local Online Resource Guide for Expectant Parents:

Birth and Beyond

Questions?  E-mail