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Our mission is to provide support and awareness around planned out-of-hospital births that end in cesareans, referred to as Homebirth Cesareans (HBC). Whether you are a mother, a birth professional, or someone interested in the conversation about empowered birth, we invite you to explore our site.

Learn more by checking out our mission statement and service pages for families and professionals. You can also meet our corps of volunteers and staff.

Get involved by contacting us, or check out our volunteer page. You can contribute to our gallery of HBC art and photos or share an HBC birth story.

Stay up to date on our work, educational offerings, and other announcements by signing up for email updates here. We promise not to spam you, nor will we ever share your information.

HBCI’s Upcoming Events

Date City & Event Description
June 20, 2015 11:00 – 3:00 Astoria, Oregon

Workshop for birth professionals

Designed to provide tools, practice, and information for first-time students and experienced birth professionals. This workshop is focused on how birth professionals can have prenatal conversations with clients about difficult subjects like unwanted interventions, cesareans, NICU, planning for a challenging postpartum, and much more. 

To register, please email the workshop host at vitality@kestrelgates.com

July 5, 2015 Alexandria, Virginia

HBC Mothers’ Retreat

A sacred space for the cesarean healing journey.

This day-long retreat for HBC mothers offers women a sacred space, away from the cares of day-to-day life, to pursue a deep healing months or even years after a difficult birth. We gather with the intention to support each other on a shared quest for birth healing, wisdom, and the reclamation of self. Click here for more info.

July 9, 2015 Frederick, Maryland

Workshop for birth professionals

Purchase tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-birth-cesarean-workshop-tickets-17329837009
September 15, 2015 7-8:30 Vancouver, Washington

HBC Presentation

A private event for doulas to learn and ask questions about the homebirth cesarean experience.
October 3, 2015 9:00-5:30 Portland, Oregon

HBC Mothers’ Retreat

A day-long retreat for HBC mothers offers women a sacred space, away from the cares of day-to-day life, to pursue a deep healing months or even years after a difficult birth. We gather with the intention to support each other on a shared quest for birth healing, wisdom, and the reclamation of self. Click here for more info.
November 6, 2015 9:00-5:30 Tampa, Florida

Workshop for Birth Professionals

https://www.facebook.com/events/368995486632633/.
November 8, 2015 9:00-5:30 Tampa, Florida

HBC Mothers’ Retreat

A day-long retreat for HBC mothers offers women a sacred space, away from the cares of day-to-day life, to pursue a deep healing months or even years after a difficult birth. We gather with the intention to support each other on a shared quest for birth healing, wisdom, and the reclamation of self.