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Ten great reasons to visit Long Beach, CA!
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Issue #51, March 8, 2017

Top Ten Reasons To Visit Long Beach

Plan Your #MANACAM17 Stay!


Long Beach is the home of this year’s MANA CAM 2017 Annual Midwives Conference (MANA’s 35th annual conference!) Mark your calendars now for Nov 2 - 5 and check out all that this "beach with benefits" has to offer. Enjoy easy access, amazing food, a culturally diverse community, proximity to nearby museums and amusement parts, and of course, the beach! Learn more in our blog post here.

Congrats South Dakota!

Landmark CPM Legislation Awaits Governor's Signature


Last week, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed legislation designed to create a licensure board for Certified Professional Midwives. The bill comes after 25 years of efforts on the part of South Dakota home birth advocates, including South Dakota Birth Matters.

The bill passed with more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a gubernatorial veto, so advocates are hopeful that the bill will become law and go into effect on July 1st. According to South Dakota Birth Matters, the next step will be for the Governor to appoint a five person board, followed by the rulemaking process.

Learn more here and join us in congratulating South Dakota!

New Webinar: Compassionate Self-Care For Midwives


Dignity Birth Campaign, a joint project between MANA and Compassionate Birth Project and sponsored by CoreAlign will be offering two webinars. The first is on March 20th at 1:00 PM EDT, the International Day of Happiness, where we will talk about compassionate self appreciation for midwives in the post-election time. The second is April 7th, the World Health Day, which is a webinar to review the findings of the WHO report on Midwives Voices, Midwives Realities, the largest global survey of midwives.

Click HERE to register for the Full Dilation of the Heart, Post Election - Dignity Birth Campaign webinar.

Discounts at GOLD for MANA Members!


Planning on joining the current GOLD conference? Our friends at GOLD Learning Online Education are still offering the "Get 10, Give 10" rewards program for the current GOLD Midwifery Online Conference. Not only will you receive a 10% discount, but for everyone that registers via the promo code below, GOLD will also match the discount amount with a donation directly to MANA. Explore new clinical skills, earn up to 13.5 CEUs  (MEAC, ACNM & CERPs) and connect with a global panel of speakers, right from your home! The conference is going on NOW and delegates will have on-demand access through the end of March. 

To claim your exclusive discount, use Promo Code M17MANA on step 6 of the registration form.

Learn more about their speakers & topics here.

Discounts on Herbs for Pregnancy, Labor, Lactation, and More

MANA Member Discount

MANA members receive a 10% discount on all online orders at Herb Lore, your #1 source for information and organic herbal products.

Specializing in:

  • Fertility
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth 
  • Postpartum&Lactation
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Mom and Baby Health

Midwives and other birth professionals can become All Access members for FREE through the Birthworker Professional Customer program and take advantage of an additional 15% discount on all on-line orders, access to all in-depth premium articles, and listing in Herb Lore's on-line nation-wide Professional Directory. The 10% MANA discount can be combined with an All Access membership, bringing the total discount to 25%. Already a member? Learn more about the MANA member discount and the Birthworker Professional Customer program here. Want to become a MANA member? Click here for details on this and other MANA member benefits. 

News from the DOR

Evidence-informed Practice webinar now available – get your CEUs!


How do you find the best research to inform practice? How do you evaluate the research you find? How do you effectively engage clients in shared decision-making? On February 16, 2017, MANA DOR Director of Research Education, Dr. Courtney L. Everson, answered these questions and more as part of an invited national webinar entitled, "Evidence-Informed Practice: Research Literacy & Shared Decision-Making." This webinar was hosted by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) as part of their webinar series on CPM practice. The webinar introduced midwives to the basics of research literacy, critical appraisal of the literature, and applying research to midwifery care. Evidence-informed practice (EIP) resides at the intersection of the best available research, the midwife's professional expertise, and the client's individual values, needs, and context. This webinar taught participants how to integrate research effectively into midwifery practice using the EIP framework!

The webinar was well attended and very well received. Did you miss it? No worries! Recordings of the NACPM webinars are always available on the NACPM website here.

Want CEUs? Just login to Digital Chalk—the continuing education platform of the Association of Midwifery Educators (AME)—and purchase the CEU packet for this webinar!

This webinar also qualifies for the NARM Category 3 Bridge Certificate.

Want a teaser introduction? Visit MANA’s first blog post on the topic here

Save the dates:


Mar 20: Full Dilation of the Heart, Post Election - Dignity Birth Campaign webinar, 1:00 pm Eastern)

Apr 11: MAC Meeting (2:00 pm Eastern)

June 17 - 22: ICM, Toronto, Canada

Nov 2 - 5: MANA CAM 2017, Long Beach, CA
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