Meet MANA's Treasurer, Vicki Hedley.
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Issue #5, March 25, 2015

Update from the States: California

California continues to be the home of significant legislative efforts to expand midwifery care. With the regulatory process for their new legislation well under way, the California Association of Midwives is actively pursuing expansion of the state's medicaid system (known as Medi-Cal) to include care by a licensed midwife. The certified nurse midwives have also introduced legislation designed to eliminate a significant barrier for their practice - physician supervision. All of these efforts are supported by the active consumer organization, California Families for Access to Midwives. Learn more about these efforts in our blog post here.

Keep In Touch with Shine 15

Join our Facebook event today!

Planning on attending the MANA conference this year? Want to keep in touch as we roll out registration, speaker information, and details of all the amazing activities we have planned? Be sure to join us today on the #MANA15 conference event page.

Vicki Hedley, Midwife & MANA Board TreasurerMeet Board Treasurer Vicki Hedley


Midwifing MANA

We hope you will take a moment to read here, as MANA treasurer Vicki Hedley shares about herself, her journey to midwifery, and her goals for MANA. We're grateful she's a part of MANA and we hope you'll enjoy learning about her as much as we did.

Social Media Drop In Session!

Have questions about how to make the most of your Facebook account? Feeling Pinterest challenged? Want to get more out of Twitter, but not sure of your next steps?

Join Treesa McLean, Public Affairs Director, and Jeanette McCulloch of BirthSwell for a social media drop in session. We'll be ready to answer your top questions and help you UP your social media presence. Members only session.

Date: Wednesday, April 8

Time: Noon, Eastern Daylight Savings

Space is limited. Please pre-register at

Last call for discounted Student Memberships!

Are you a midwifery student? Then March is your month to join the Midwives Alliance!

For just $35, you can enjoy a 1 year student subscription to your professional organization. That's $20 off the regular student membership rate of $55. Once you become a new midwife, your first year's midwife membership is free!

Do you know a student midwife? Do you have a student in your practice? Let them know that MANA Membership is for them! Give the gift of engagement in the midwifery community. Give a $35 MANA Student Membership today.

Why join MANA? Visit the Member Services area of the website here.

As a member of the Midwives Alliance you are promoting the work that supports midwives, women, and babies around the world. Join today!

Save the dates:

March 30: Last day to screen "Trial of Labor" - see your member email of March 13 for link

March - all this month: Student membership special

Apr 8, Noon EDT: Social Media Drop In Session

Apr 30 - May 3: BirthKeeper Summit (Come see us at the MANA table!)

Oct 15-18: MANA 2015 conference
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