It was 1982. I was unexpectedly pregnant with my first child (why it was unexpected I don’t really know… the diaphragm was in the drawer instead of where it belonged). I came across Spiritual Midwifery and heard the word midwife for the first time in my life. A midwife cost $500 and a doctor $3,000. It wasn’t such a hard decision really for someone with very little money and no insurance. Paying off that midwife and birth center took two years, AND, I was privileged enough to be able to access this care when so many others couldn’t or didn’t even know it existed.

MANA is a national midwifery organization that recognizes and represents ALL midwives regardless of credential and pathway; MANA is working hard to make midwifery more inclusive. MANA conferences are designed to encourage mutual solidarity, respect, and learning.

Poster Deadline Extended! #MANACAM17 Accepting Poster Presentations Through August 15th

The MANA CAM 2017 Conference is now accepting poster presentation proposals for the Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research.

The Midwives Alliance welcomes submissions of research and project posters from students and professional researchers. The deadline for poster proposals has been extended to August 15, 2017.

For more information and to apply, visit here.

Secure Your Exhibit Table Today - Book Now!

Exhibit tables at #MANACAM17 are assigned in the order that applications are received, and vendors have already started to complete our easy-to-use online form!

Showcase your brand to the hundreds of midwives, student midwives, doulas, and birth workers at #MANACAM17. Learn more on the website here.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Long Beach

Long Beach is the home of this year’s MANA CAM 2017 Annual Midwives Conference (MANA’s 35th annual conference!) Mark your calendars now for Nov 2 - 5 and check out all that this "beach with benefits" has to offer. Enjoy easy access, amazing food, a culturally diverse community, proximity to nearby museums and amusement parts, and of course, the beach! Learn more in our blog post here.

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