Birthworkers of Central Ohio is a non-profit organization committed to supporting families through education, community outreach, and professional services offered to expectant parents and parents of newborns. The BWCO referral network is comprised of a diverse group of birth professionals including doulas, childbirth educators, lactation consultants, massage therapists and others who provide high-quality services that integrate the needs of the whole family. We abide by the principles of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (CIMS). To that end, the birth professionals who make up our network are committed to:
approaching pregnancy and birth as a healthy, natural process;
providing birthing families with supportive, respectful care; and
empowering women to make informed decisions about their care during pregnancy and after their baby is born.
We welcome all Central Ohio birth professionals at our meetings. Membership in Birthworkers of Central Ohio (BWCO) is open to all birth professionals and provides opportunities for networking, sharing birth-related information, as well as answering questions and offering support for new birthworkers. Please visit our meetings & membership page for more information and meeting dates.
If you are a pregnant woman or family member, our referral networkwill connect you to birth professionals and the information you need to have an informed birth and a smooth transition into life with your new baby. You can also find information on childbirth education, doulas, midwives and more on our resources page.