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MANA Community Manager

A new resource providing guidance on hydrotherapy in labor and birth is now available, thanks to a consensus of maternity care experts, including Midwives Alliance of North America. The resource, A Model Practice Template for Hydrotherapy in Labor and Birth, is a part of a growing body of resources for providers working with families considering hydrotherapy.

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The entire community of the Midwives Alliance of North America is mourning the loss of Ellen Harris-Braun, CPM, and the Director of Database Development for the Midwives Alliance Division of Research. You can learn more about her life and her contributions to her friends, family, and the profession at her obituary here. We asked some of her colleagues at MANA to share with us recollections of time with Ellen, as a way to honor her and share with you our love for her.

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Courtney L. Everson PhD
Marit Bovbjerg PhD, MS
Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM

 

More than 50,000 cases of midwifery-led care will now be available to researchers thanks to the validation of the MANA stats 4.0 dataset. This key achievement makes MANA Stats by far the largest available dataset on physiologic birth and midwife-led care in the United States. Of particular interest to researchers is that MANA stats is based on medical records, which are considered to be the "gold standard" of health care research.

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Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM
Bruce Ackerman HBD
Marit Bovbjerg PhD, MS
Courtney L. Everson PhD
Ellen Harris-Braun CPM
Saraswathi Vedam RM FACNM MSN Sci D (h.c.)

The Midwives Alliance Division of Research (DOR) is a volunteer group comprised of clinicians, academics, research and policy experts, and database developers. Together they work to increase knowledge about midwifery care and help midwives become more fluent in conducting research, critically appraising the available data, and incorporating the best available research findings into their practice. 

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Colleen Donovan-Batson, CNM, MS

Midwives Alliance is very happy to announce the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) will be joining the United States Midwifery Education Regulation & Association (US MERA) coalition of midwifery organizations.

Nov 9, 2011 Meeting with MANA and ACNM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 9, 2011 Meeting with MANA and ACNM

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Courtney L. Everson PhD
Marit Bovbjerg PhD, MS
Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM

A new study on the safety of waterbirth was released in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health on January 20, 2016, authored by MANA Division of Research Coordinator Council members, Drs. Marit Bovbjerg, Melissa Cheyney, and Courtney Everson. This study used data from the MANA Stats project (2004 to 2009) and reported on neonatal and maternal outcomes for 6,534 babies born underwater in home and birth center settings.

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Katelyn Edel

My name is Katelyn Edel, and I am the new intern for the Department of Research, where I work closely with Bruce Ackerman, Jen Brown, and Sarita Bennett. 

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Marit Bovbjerg PhD, MS
Jill Breen CPM, CLC
Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM
Justine Clegg MS, LM, CPM
Courtney L. Everson PhD
Jeanette McCulloch, IBCLC
Nasima Pfaffl MA

Largest Study on Waterbirth Finds No Harm to Babies

New Position Statement Compiles Waterbirth Research for Families, Providers

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Jill Breen CPM, CLC

The MANA and CfM Joint Position Statement on Water Immersion During Labor and Birth is a position paper written for a broad audience including midwives and other birthcare professionals, consumers, doulas, childbirth educators, and policy makers. It is co-authored by the Midwives Alliance of North America and Citizens for Midwifery.

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Nicole White, CPM

Hello MANA members and friends,

I am your Director of Events, Nicole Marie White, CPM. I am from Michigan and currently working as a member of the Coalition to License Certified Professional Midwives in Michigan. We just passed the house in December!

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