MANA Stats is a project of the Division of Research of the Midwives Alliance of North America, an organization inclusive of all forms of midwifery. Midwives Alliance midwives have been collecting their statistics for research purposes since the 1990s. The MANA Statistics Project (MANA Stats) online data collection was launched in November 2004 and continues today.
Are you a researcher interested in accessing the MANA Stats data?
See our researcher page for more information.
Are you a midwife who would like to contribute your data?
In order to submit birth data to the MANA Statistics Project, you must enroll as a contributor. In doing so, you agree to log every client who comes into your care, that consents to be in MANA Statsand to enter complete data for every birth you attend, using our easy and secure Web-based system.
Want to enroll?
Download the Enrollment Form, print and complete it, and mail it to the address printed on the form. Ideally all members of a practice should enroll. An account will be set up for you upon enrollment; you will be notified by e-mail of your account name and asked to select your own password. The site features extensive documentation to explain the system and how to use it.
You do not need to be a member of the Midwives Alliance to enroll, though we would love you to consider joining to support this great work! There is no fee to use the MANA Stats system. You do not have to practice in the home or birth center setting; hospital-based midwives are welcome to enroll as well. Questions regarding enrollment and participation can be addressed to the MANA Stats Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Professional Midwives can earn CEUs towards recertification by contributing to MANA Stats. See NARM’s CPM recertification bulletin for details
Contributors and organizations of contributors (such as state professional midwifery associations) may access summary statistics of their own data at any time. Contact the Support Team for more details.
The MANA Statistics Registry (MANA Stats) has gathered has over 24,000 records in the initial 2.0 dataset (2004-2009), with more than 15,000 records completed in the second 3.0 dataset (2009-2011). Over 1000 records are contributed monthly to our third dataset 4.0 via a state-of-the-art web-based electronic data collection system. As of June 2016 we passed 100,000 records in the combined datasets.
By participating in the MANA Statistics Registry, you are helping your practice and profession to participate in continuous quality improvement as we strive to provide the highest possible quality of care to mothers and babies.
The Midwives Alliance has the largest database on midwife-led births primarily occurring in home or birth center settings in the United States. These datasets include some of the only U.S.