We’re incredibly excited to tell you that on January 30th, next Thursday, the much-anticipated outcomes from our MANA Stats 2004-2009 dataset will be publicly released.
Two articles will be published in the upcoming Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health: one describes the MANA Stats system and how it works, and the other describes the outcomes of planned home births with midwives between 2004 and 2009.
The Midwives Alliance is proud of our Division of Research and the amazing MANA Stats system. This is the largest registry of planned home births in the U.S. and one of only two large datasets where normal physiologic birth can be studied, and we thank all of the contributor midwives who have made this possible. We also thank the members of the MANA Division of Research who created the system, continually improved it over the years, and have put quality assurance processes in place to make sure the data are sound. And finally, we thank the researchers who shepherded these articles down the long road to publication. We’re looking forward to the important conversations that these articles will generate!
For an in-depth look at what to expect from the articles, check out the post Understanding MANA Stats here.
Watch here for an update next Thursday, when we’ll share with you a summary of the findings, links to the research, and materials to share with women, families and others interested in learning more about home birth.
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