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MANA Community Manager

Each year MANA presents the Sage Femme award to honor a Grand Midwife, past or present, who has practiced the art of midwifery over many years and whose wisdom, perseverance and dedication serves as an inspiration to all midwives now and into the future. The Sapling award is presented each year to a new midwife who has shown exceptional passion and leadership as she continues her journey of learning and service to families and birth.

Author: 
MANA Community Manager

MANA's getting a new look, and we'd love your pictures to be a part of it. Read on to learn how to share your images with the MANA website.

The MANA website is getting a makeover, and we would love to feature your birth images! The MANA website receives thousands of views each month, and we hope your images will be a part of it. Sharing your photos is one way that you can support midwifery.

Author: 
Jill Breen CPM, CLC

 

Author: 
Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, LM, CPM

 

In the face of increasing home birth rates and declining maternal health outcomes in hospitals, society owes it to families to ensure safe birth options, regardless of the setting.

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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.

Author: 
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

Author: 
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. 

Author: 
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