Recent News

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:

Good News for Home Births

Home births have been linked to low rates of cesarean section, postpartum hemorrhage, and third-degree perineal tears in a new study.