Position Papers

Taking a Stand for Women-Centered Care

As 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. Our position statements articulate the values and beliefs embedded in MANA's mission, vision and goals.

Reproductive Health Statement II

The Midwives Alliance of North America’s (MANA) commitment to Reproductive Health extends to the health of families and communities.

Reproductive Health Statement

Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) supports the implementation of a universal healthcare system that addresses the health needs of all people, based on the understanding that all human beings have the same human rights, as defined by the 1994 International Conference on Population Developm

Consensus Statement on Physiologic Birth

SUPPORTING HEALTHY AND NORMAL PHYSIOLOGIC CHILDBIRTH: A CONSENSUS STATEMENT BY ACNM, MANA, AND NACPM*

MANA Homebirth Position Paper

Pregnancy and birth are expressions of wellness in a healthy woman. Finely tuned physiological processes guide safe passage for the mother and infant through the experience of labor, birth, and bonding.   A woman’s health and wellness are sustained by access to healthy food, safe housing, loving support, and quality health care that addresses her needs.

MANA Position Statements

MANA Position Statements cover a variety of topics of importance to midwives.

Waterbirth Position Paper

MANA AND CFM POSITION STATEMENT ON WATER IMMERSION DURING LABOR AND BIRTH

Understanding Relative Risks In The Community Birth Setting

Community birth (planned home and birth center births) is known to be a safe option for low-risk pregnancies. This has been demonstrated in studies in the UK, Netherlands, Canada, and the US.

 

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