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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.

Supporting MANA Stats Puerto Rico

Over the past few months, volunteers from around the country have traveled to Puerto Rico, joining local volunteers completing data entry for the MANA Stats Puerto Rico project. This project aims to examine the outcomes and practices of community-based midwifery care for improving maternal and infant health in Puerto Rico. More than 150 hours of volunteer time have gone into the effort so far.

Call for Speaker Proposals Opening Soon!

Start planning your talk for 2017 . . . the call for speaker proposals will be opening soon! Please consider sharing your expertise at the 2017 MANA conference, to be held in collaboration with the California Association of Midwives, November 2 - 5, 2017 in Long Beach, California.

MANA Board Nominations Close November 8

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions:

All nominees must be current voting members. Nominees for president must have prior experience on the MANA Board of Directors.

Audio Recordings Available

Network Communications audio recorded selected sessions for purchase.
MP3 or CD format available for only $10 
Order online here.

MANA has also formed a new partnership with the GOLD perinatal online conference.
Watch for details and specials for MANA members!

ACOG Committee Opinion on Planned Homebirth

August 2016- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) Committee on Obstetric Practice released their Committee Opinion Number 669 on Planned Home Birth. 

Nominations for MANA Board open

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions: