The Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth was formed in 1979 as a consumer group concerned with choices in childbirth. ASAC believes that every parent has the right to: choose their caregiver; access midwifery care; the support of other health and medical professionals; continued provision of care from a primary caregiver throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond; make informed decisions; comprehensive current information on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and associated issues; be treated with respect for choices made; childbirth with dignity; family-centered maternity care.
About ASSOCIATION FOR SAFE ALTERNATIVES IN CHILDBIRTH SOCIETY (ASA
The Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth is a part of a growing network of parents and health professionals who believe that childbirth is a normal and healthy part of life, of special significance to the pregnant woman and her family.
ASAC was created to encourage alternatives to the technological approach. We believe parents have the right and the responsibility to make informed choices about childbirth and that a full range of options should be available to them -- in the hospital, at home, in a birthing centre and with professional care givers of their choice. We are particularly oriented toward midwifery, and we are based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.