Last week, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed legislation designed to create a licensure board for Certified Professional Midwives. The bill comes after 25 years of efforts on the part of South Dakota home birth advocates, including South Dakota Birth Matters.
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.
Deadline Extended to Submit a Proposal to Speak at #MANACAM17
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:57pm
We've extended the deadline, so there's still time to submit your abstract to present at the MANA CAM 2017 Annual Midwives Conference (MANA's 35th conference!), hosted in collaboration with the California Association of Midwives Foundation. The program committee is seeking proposals on topics including: clinical skills & issues, education, global health, legal concerns and general interest. You may submit for a half or full-day pre-conference workshop, a breakout session, a plenary or a poster presentation (or all of the above).
Our friends at GOLD Learning Online Education have announced a new "Get 10, Give 10" rewards program for their upcoming GOLD Midwifery Online Conference. Not only will you receive a 10% discount, but for everyone that registers via the promo code below, GOLD will also match the discount amount with a donation directly to MANA. How great is that!
FAM: Highlighting Role of Black Midwives; Increasing Birth Equity
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:36am
To honor Black History Month, Midwives Alliance encourages midwives and supporters to learn about and elevate the contributions and history of midwives of African ancestry. The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery (FAM) is using social media to highlight midwifery students, practicing midwives, and those who have come before. Visit posts shared already on FAM's Facebook page and be sure to share widely.
If you are a VOTING MEMBER of Midwives Alliance of North America (credentialed midwives with current membership at a voting member level), then the time to vote is NOW! Voting closes on January 31.
All voting members received an email on January 9th with the subject line "MANA Board Elections Ballot & Voting Instructions." If you did not receive your ballot, or if you have questions, contact Marie.