October 2021 Regional Retreat

October 22 to October 25 2021

Plymouth Bluff Conference Center Columbus Mississippi

hosted by MANA and Elder Midwives’ Gathering

EMG & Midwives Alliance of North America have joined forces to bring you a retreat/conference to remember!

Join us on the banks of the old Tombigbee River Channel for 4 days of learning and sharing the traditions of Midwifery all while embracing the transformations we will experience.

Traditions and Transformations

Pre-Conference Add-Ons include: ​​

Heather Munoz, CPM
9-12 NRP New Certifications
2-5   NRP Recertification
Amanda Aaseby, RN
9-12 CPR Recertifications
2-5    CPR New Certifications

Post-Conference Workshop

Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM
9am-5pm (With a lunch break)
ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics)


Conference Speakers Include:

  • MANA President Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM
    • Interpreting Lab Results
  • MANA Vice President Tomasina Oliver, DEM, LM, CPM, HHC
    • Story-telling / Midwifery Q&A
  • MANA Director of Health and Policy and States’ Advocacy, Wendi Cleckner, LM, CPM, JD
    • Legal Issues / Contracts and paperwork: what to put in them and what to leave out
  • MANA Director of Professional Development, Yesenia Guzman, CPM
    • Navigating Intergenerational Apprenticeships / Importance of Fetal/Newborn Sleep & How It is Affected by Maternal Substance Use      
  • Maria Milton, CPM, LM
    • Maternal Complications  / Sibling Rivalry: Mending relationships among Midwives
  • Sherri Daigle, LM, CPM, MSW
    • Differentiating Breathing Issues in the Newborn / Midwifery Billing & Coding

MANA members in good standing should log in to get the member discount. Current Members of Elder Midwives' Gathering must contact ElderMidwives@att.net for discount code.