Recent News

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.

New Webinar: Compassionate Self-Care For Midwives

Dignity Birth Campaign, a joint project between MANA and Compassionate Birth Project and sponsored by CoreAlign will be offering two webinars.

The date for the webinar has been changed to March 27th at 1:00 PM EDT, when we will talk about compassionate self appreciation for midwives in the post-election time.

The second is April 7th, the World Health Day, which is a webinar to review the findings of the WHO report on Midwives Voices, Midwives Realities, the largest global survey of midwives.

Deadline Extended to Submit a Proposal to Speak at #MANACAM17

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).

Continuing Education Discounts at GOLD!

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

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.

Take Advantage of Your MANA Member Benefits

Are you a MANA member? Be sure to take full advantage of your 2017 member benefits, including discounted subscription to journals like Midwifery Matters.

Abstract Submissions Now Open!


Vote for MANA Board Now

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.

Michigan CPM Legislation Signed into Law

Michigan CPM legislation was signed into law today, January 4th. The bill was passed thanks to efforts by the Coalition to License Certified Professional Midwives in Michigan and the consumer organization Friends of Michigan Midwives (FOMM), who contributed countless volunteer hours for over eight years to secure licensure. The midwives in Michigan look forward to spreading the midwifery model to more families and to increasing collaboration through a more cohesive relationship with other health care providers. 

Voting opens January 9

Elections for MANA's three open Board positions begin January 9th! Read about the Board positions in the membership section.

Voting will be online. Watch your email and the members only section for more information and your link to the ballot.