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Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, LM, CPM

MANA has begun a new era!

Introduction by Geradine Simkins, DEM, CNM, MSN is MANA's executive director.

Opportunities to make change year round

During the month of February, MANA has been highlighting birth workers of color and their role in improving outcomes for mothers and babies.

Although Black History Month ends this week, the impacts of health disparities in the U.S. continue year round.

MANA would like to bring attention to one national effort to create health equity: scholarships for birth workers of color.

Celebrating Black History Month

by Geradine Simkins, CNM, MSN, Executive Director, Midwives Alliance of North America

Tell a man that he could possibly have a heart attack when making love. Then tell him that it would be safer for him to come to the hospital and make love while being monitored by a physician. Do you think a doctor coming in to take his blood pressure and monitor his heart every 10 minutes would affect his performance?

This is the question Saraswathi Vedam asks when giving an analogy about women and their birth choices.

We are pleased to announce the theme for the MANA 2014 Conference October 23-26 in St Louis is:

"The Spirit of Midwifery."

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