Position Papers

Taking a Stand for Women-Centered Care

As a leader in the midwifery profession, MANA has written position statements to provide direction and focus for issues related to women's health, midwifery, reproductive rights, normal physiologic birth, choices in childbirth, and other related topics. Our position statements articulate the values and beliefs embedded in MANA's mission, vision and goals.

Consensus Statement on Physiologic Birth

SUPPORTING HEALTHY AND NORMAL PHYSIOLOGIC CHILDBIRTH: A CONSENSUS STATEMENT BY ACNM, MANA, AND NACPM*

MANA Homebirth Position Paper

Pregnancy and birth are expressions of wellness in a healthy woman. Finely tuned physiological processes guide safe passage for the mother and infant through the experience of labor, birth, and bonding.   A woman’s health and wellness are sustained by access to healthy food, safe housing, loving support, and quality health care that addresses her needs.

MANA Position Statements

MANA Position Statements cover a variety of topics of importance to midwives.

Waterbirth Position Paper

MANA AND CFM POSITION STATEMENT ON WATER IMMERSION DURING LABOR AND BIRTH

 

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