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 envisions a world in which every woman gives birth with dignity, and experiences an empowered transition into motherhood, allowing her children to have the best start possible to their lives.

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.

ASAC’s mission is to help women have better births.