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Issue #19, October 7, 2015

Only a few more days to register for #MANA15!

Online registration closes Sunday October 11. After that, it's walk-in only (space permitting). Click here to register now.

Check the website to see if your preferred precon session still has space. A few were cancelled and others are filling up!

Get your continuing education credits!

CEUs for ALL sessions have been ACNM and MEAC approved!

Pay the CEU fee of $35 with your registration in order to receive the CEU packet when you check in at the registration desk. An attendee who participates in the full 3-day conference will be able to receive 16 contact hours or 1.6 CEU. A full day worth of pre-conference workshops adds another 8 contact hours (.8 CEU) for a total of 24 contact hours or 2.4 CEUs.

A Guide to GenderTwo great events on Friday evening!

Timed so you really can do them both!!

FAM Event Honoring the Work of the Home Birth Summit: 7:30-9:30 pm. Click here to register or buy tickets on site until they are sold out.

An Evening with Sam Killermann: 
9:30-10:30 pm. Emceed by our very own Linda McHale. Sure to be an informative and hilarious evening!  Pre-order your ticket for Sam's talk along with your registration (or add it to your registration now - click here) so you are guaranteed a book! He'll be doing a book-signing after the event.

Indian Flower HennaIt's not all about the great sessions!

There's so much fun to be had at MANA!

Registration gets you access! Sing in the hot tub; get a henna tattoo; go shopping in exhibits; dance with your friends on Thursday and Saturday; tour historic Old Town; try to win a raffle prize! Enjoy some body work by local practitioners: experts in a variety of modalities including massage; Limpias - energy work; Placticas - heart to heart talks; Sobadas - hands on healing; acupuncture; and reiki will be available throughout the day in the Red Tent. Sign up on site!

Hormonal Impacts of Health Disparities on Birth Outcomes

Infographic and Report

Midwives Alliance of North America, in collaboration with ICTC, ICAN, and Elephant Circle released this Executive Summary of Existing Research on Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes and Racial Discrimination as an Independent Risk Factor Affecting Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, along with an infographic graphically depicts key findings and offers solutions. Find both the report and the visual here on the MANA blog.

New! FAQ on CPM Education Levels and Routes to Certification

Questions about the education levels and routes to certification for Certified Professional Midwives often play a role in policy discussions about birth providers, but little current evidence has been available to inform these conversations.

A new article in the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health takes a close look at data from the NARM 2011 Survey. We asked Melissa Cheyney, lead author of the article, to share with the MANA blog a new FAQ on the article. This piece was developed to inform midwives, consumers, and policy makers on the outcomes. Read more here. 

Reserve Your Hotel Room

Oct 11: Online Registration Ends

Oct 15-18: MANA 2015: SHINE
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