Top Five Blog Posts of 2015
MANA is committed to ensuring that midwives, consumers, and policy makers are up-to-date on the latest research, policies, and thinking on midwifery care in the United States. As we wrap up 2015, we wanted to share with you our most popular blog posts in 2015. We encourage you to read and share.
#5: What Defines A Midwife? The MANA Perspective. This post by Colleen Donovan-Batson, MS, CNM, MANA's Director of Health Policy & Advocacy, highlights the key role midwives can play in improving health care outcomes in the United States and MANA's perspective on midwifery policy in the US.
#4: Learn about Childbirth Connection's report on the Hormonal Physiology of Childbirth and how midwives particularly support improved health outcomes in this post by MANA Communications Chair Jill Breen, CPM, CLC.
#3: Midwives Alliance of North America, in collaboration with ICTC, ICAN, and Elephant Circle released an 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. This infographic graphically depicts key findings and offers solutions. You can view it here.
#2: This 2014 post on how midwives and doulas can work together effectively, written by Sharon Muza, BS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE, continues to be one of our most popular.
#1: Our post highlighting the peer-reviewed Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH) study examining nearly 17,000 courses of midwife-led care (the largest analysis of planned home birth in the U.S. ever published) continues to be our most popular content on the MANA blog. The article confirms that among low-risk women, planned home births result in low rates of interventions without an increase in adverse outcomes for mothers and babies. You can read it here.