Recent News

Victory in Michigan! First Meeting of the Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery

The new Michigan Board of Licensed Midwifery held its very first meeting in late June in the state capitol Lansing. The board includes MANA board member Nicole White, CPM and Past MANA President/Executive Director Geradine Simkins. 

Please join us in congratulating them on this important development in Michigan midwifery!

Help shape the future of MANA: Volunteers Needed for the Elections Committee

Members of the Election & Nomination Committee are primarily responsible for locating candidates for open positions on the Board of Directors. An active and diverse committee will help ensure a wider candidate pool and create a more diverse MANA Board. Committee members also assist the Chairperson to remind candidates to turn in their information on time, and check references and other items as needed.

#Midwivesforall17: A campaign for midwifery for ALL families

Families of all kinds need midwives. But not all families have access to a midwife who looks like them or comes from their community. 

Home Birth Research Featured at MomsRising.org

Consumers now have a new resource to help them learn about recent research on risk factors and community (home and birth center) birth. Jeanette McCulloch interviewed Missy Cheyney, PhD, CPM, in this recent blog post at MomsRising.org. 

Please consider sharing the post HERE and leaving a comment thanking MomsRising.org for sharing information about community birth!

More Resources on Relative Risk in the Community Birth Setting

Looking for resources regarding the relative risk in the community birth setting paper? MANA has made available a policy paper here. Also, you can find a press release, developed by Oregon State University, here.

Understanding How Risk Factors Impact Outcomes in the Community Setting: A Webinar For Practitioners

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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.

MANA President Vicki Hedley to Speak at Association of Texas Midwives Conference

MANA President Vicki Hedley, CPM, CM will speak at the Association of Texas Midwives Conference on Tuesday, May 2nd at 2:00pm. The annual conference is being held at Camp Allen in Navasota, TX. Vicki will present an update on MANA. More information about the conference can be found here.

News From the DOR

Evidence-Informed Practice Webinar Now Available – Get Your CEUs!

Congrats South Dakota!

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.

 

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