Core Documents of the Midwives Alliance

The essential documents of the Midwives Alliance describe the core competencies for basic midwifery practice, as well as the standards, qualifications and ethics necessary to provide high-quality, evidence-based services to women, newborns and childbearing families.

This section features documents that have been created and revised by the Midwives Alliance, including position statements that identify where MANA stands on various critical maternal and child health issues of the day.  

Statement of Values and EthicsEthics in Midwifery Guide Good Decision Making 
Standards and QualificationsStandards are Designed to Guide Practice and Protect the Public
Core CompetenciesCore Competencies are Essential for High Quality Midwifery Care 
French Translations of MANA Core DocumentsL’Alliance des Sages-Femmes d’Amérique du Nord (MANA) a été fondée en 1982 en tant qu’organisme professionnel qui promeut le modèle de pratique de sage-femme, appuie différentes voies de formation et d’enseignement, et se consacre à unifier et renforcer la profession Sage-Femme, et ainsi multipli
Position PapersAs a leader in the midwifery profession, MANA has written position statements to provide direction and focus for issues related to women’s health, midwifery, reproductive rights, normal physiologic birth, choices in childbirth, and other related topics.

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