Social Media & Networking

Social Media & Networking

In the 21st century, it is clear that if the midwifery profession hopes to reach the next generation of childbearing age women, we need to be online to meet them.

  • 67% of all adults in the U.S. use social network sites like Facebook and Twitter

  • Women of childbearing age represent the "power users" of social media

  • More than 50% of women report planning to share their birth - as it happens - online

  • Facebook has over 800 millions users

  • Twitter has 72 million accounts

  • 81% of mothers that use social media report that blogs help build their confidence in parenting

  • Mother's average Internet use is 2 hours and 43 minutes per day

  • Social networking is more popular than email

  • Information sharing via Facebook surpasses email

On various social media platforms, MANA is leading the conversations about the midwifery model of care, normal physiologic birth, choices in childbirth, women's health issues, and why midwives are the solution to the crisis in maternity care in the United States. Our video project, I Am A Midwife is one example. View individual videos scattered around our site, or watch all the videos on our YouTube channel, iamamidwife.

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