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Community Alliance for Birth Options (CABO) is a non-profit grassroots organization that advocates for normalcy and safety in pregnancy and childbirth and increased access to midwives and doulas in hospitals, birth centers and in the home. CABO supports the efforts of women and families to retain options for non-interventive care and advocates for the acceptance of the philosophy of natural childbirth. Founded in May 2008, CABO believes that all expecting women should have access to the model of care that matches their personal philosophy and needs.
The vision of CABO is to educate the community about the safety and efficacy of low intervention options for childbirth, provide acceptance and support for women who desire options and to open the health care system for women to choose a setting that will match their philosophy.
CABO was conceived by a group of like minded individuals who found the lack of birth options in Southern California appalling. CABO feels strongly that the increasing C-section rate needs to be addressed through education and assisting those in need to achieve their birth plan.Since 2008, the Community Alliance for Birth Options has supported the efforts of women and families to choose mother-friendly birth options that reflect their own values. CABO’s mission is to educate the community about the safety and efficacy of low intervention options for childbirth and to encourage maternity care providers and hospitals to give women more choices to better meet their needs. We invite you to help us achieve our mission to support women who desire safer childbirth options.