Cynthia Flynn has more than 30 years of management experience.  

Dr. Flynn served as President, American Association of Birth Centers; Executive Director, The Birth Center, Bryn Mawr, PA; General Director, Family Health and Birth Center, Washington, DC; Associate Professor Nursing, Seattle University; founder/CEO of Columbia Women's Clinic & Birth Center, Kennewick, WA;  and the Expert Midwife on www.pregnancy.org, She has raised over $1mm for birth centers and has negotiated a merger between a birth center and an FQHC. She earned her BA from the University of Washington, her MA and PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her MSN from Yale University.

We strive to provide current, accurate advice that you and your organization can depend on. We aim to:

  • Develop systems that support physiologic birth for the majority of women in all birth settings
  • Support midwife-led care in birth centers 
  • Collaborate with health systems nationwide and act as an advocate for those in need
  • Promote wellness throughout the life cycle for all women and their families
  • Respond to inquiries in a timely manner
  • Birth Center Feasibility Studies
  • Management of Start-ups
  • CABC Pre-Accreditation Review
  • Group Prenatal Care Implementation
  • Ancillary Service Expansion
  • Interim management services
  • Regulatory Review
  • Expert Witness services

Our clients include community groups, payers (health plans), and hospitals interested in providing access to birth center services.  They also include private maternity practices and hospitals who want to improve their maternity and women's health outcomes.


Cynthia's Events

June 6, 2013: Pennsylvania Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Medical Directors' Meeting, "The Business Case for Birth Centers"


May 29-June 2, 2013: American College of Nurse-Midwives Convention, Nashville, Induction into Fellowship

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Cynthia B. Flynn

CNM, PhD, FACNM


Cynthia B. Flynn, CNM, PhD, FACNM

     Transforming Maternity Care with Birth Centers and Midwives