Recent News

RISE 2020 – What We Learned

MANA’s first venture into the world of online conferences was filled with the uncertainty and excitement that comes with trying new things.  Board members stepped up to learn the technology needed to bring MANA into the digital age as they recorded their reports for the annual business meeting, which is currently being made available in the Members Only section of the MANA website.

RISE Conference – Registration Remains Open

MANA’s RISE 2020 online conference was a success! We want to thank everyone who registered for the live webinars and discussions.
By request, we decided to keep registration open through the month of November. If you enjoyed the sessions and know others who would benefit from the topics and discussions, let them know that they can register here for 12 CEU hours with Breech Without Borders and another 10 CEU hours with a variety of experts on midwifery topics.

MANA Stats Update

November 2, 2020


Dear MANA Members and the Midwifery Community,

MANA-RISE2020 Online Conference Starts Tomorrow!

Title: MANA-RISE2020 Online Conference Starts Tomorrow!

RISE2020 – Sharing Your Voice at Open Forum

The learning curve for creating an online conference offering has been steep over the past few months.  It’s been a balance of bringing along the reasons for having an annual conference in the first place while adapting to the freedoms – and limitations – of today’s technology.

State Leadership Discussion at RISE2020

Dear State Leaders:

Bridge Certificate CEUs at RISE2020

MANA Conference RISE 2020 is pleased to offer sessions with continuing education units including these listed below which also qualify for NARM’s Midwifery Bridge Certificate. NARM’s Midwifery Bridge Certificate is awarded to applicants who have reached 50 accredited approved continuing education contact hours (CEUs/CMEs/CNEs) within the five-year period prior to application. Required continuing education will be based upon identified areas to address emergency skills and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) competencies.

MANA Welcomes the New FAM Board

Thank You MANA Members for your resilience and support of the oldest traditional Midwifery organization in North America! Since 1995, the Midwives Alliance of North America and the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery have worked together in partnership to build Midwifery. MANA welcomes the new FAM board and we look forward to continuing the work of supporting midwifery together. Thank You FAM for sharing this letter:

MANA and FAM Joint Statement on ICE Sterilizations


The recent allegations of forced hysterectomies in ICE detention centers is the most recent entry in the United States’ long history of racist, coercive reproductive abuse. Overwhelmingly, the victims of these atrocities have been poor women and women of color. 

MANA at the 5th Annual Carolina Birth Junkies' Retreat

Sarita Bennett, MANA President and Renata Hillman, MANA Secretary were off to South Carolina in August to attend the Carolina Birth Junkies' 5th Annual Retreat. What a Blast!!!!

It was attended by over 25 midwives plus others. The sessions were great! Lots of learning, great sharing, and new relationships forged.