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Issue #53, April 19, 2017

Save the date!

Understanding How Risk Factors Impact Outcomes in the Community Setting: A Webinar For Practitioners

Learn about how your practice can apply recent research on how risk factors impact outcomes in the community setting in a new MANA webinar. This webinar, led by co-author Melissa Cheyney PhD, CPM, LDM, will update you on the findings of the recently released article in the journal Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care, entitled Perspectives on risk: Assessment of risk profiles and outcomes among women planning community birth in the United States (learn more about this research here). 

This webinar is a part of a series designed to brief practitioners and consumers on how to apply the findings of recent research to daily practice and decisions about place of birth. Watch here for details of the consumer-oriented webinar.

What: Understanding How Risk Factors Impact Outcomes in the Community Setting: A Webinar For Practitioners

When: Wednesday, May 17 at 3:00 pm Eastern/Noon Pacific

Where: Online

Who: All community birth providers are welcome

Register: Free registration required. Click here to register.

Please help us spread the word: share this Facebook event here with your community birth peers.

More Resources on Relative Risk in the Community Birth Setting

Looking for resources regarding the relative risk in the community birth setting paper? MANA has made available a policy paper here. Also, you can find a press release, developed by Oregon State University, here.

Secure Your Exhibit Table Today - Book Now!


Exhibit tables at #MANACAM17 are assigned in the order that applications are received, and vendors have already started to complete our easy-to-use online form!

Showcase your brand to the hundreds of midwives, student midwives, doulas, and birth workers at #MANACAM17. Learn more on the website here.

Sponsorships are available at various levels, offering high visibility and great incentives; become an exhibitor and connect with attendees directly at your table; or promote your brand with an advertisement in the program book or item in the attendee bags. There are options at various levels to meet all budget and staffing needs, with discounts available to returning exhibitors or sponsors from either MANA or CAM 2016 Conferences. Early Bird discount offer for those who apply before June 1. Download the details here or apply via our new online application today.

MANA Stats Contributors:

May 5th Deadline!


MANA Stats Contributors: The MANA Stats annual  May 5th deadline is coming up soon! We are writing today to remind you to complete any outstanding 2016 forms in your log before May 5th. The 2015 dataset contained just over 12,000 midwife-led courses of care. Help us make 2016 even better!

In order for your practice data to be included in the 2016 Annual Reporting dataset, all of your 2016 forms must be submitted by May 5th. This includes clients who gave birth in 2016 as well as those who miscarried or transferred out in 2016.

If you can't complete these forms for any reason or just need help, please contact us at support@manastats.org.

Not currently participating in MANA Stats? Consider signing up today! Besides contributing to research on midwifery outcomes and the midwifery model of care, midwives reap other benefits from contributing their data:

Information about your practice’s outcomes, volume, and demographics is available to you via the statistics reports in your MANA Stats account. You can use these reports to explain your practice to related health professionals, and answer questions from potential clients, as well as improve your practice through review of your statistics in comparison to national, regional, and local statistics.

Certified Professional Midwives can earn CEUs towards recertification by contributing to MANA Stats.

Click here for more information and next steps.

Advertising Now Available!

Advertising at MANA now available! Reach thousands of midwives and their supporters - advertise on the MANA website or newsletter. Details available here.

Share Your Feedback Directly With the MANA Board!


MAC Meeting Rescheduled to Increase Your Access to MANA Leadership


When we realized the scheduled MAC meeting fell on a holiday, we decided to reschedule at a time that would allow you - the MANA community - the greatest access to the MANA board. Please join us for this special MAC meeting during the MANA Board Meeting!

Friday, April 28th
3:00 pm Eastern


Get the details here on the Facebook event or here on the members only MANA site.

Before the meeting, we will share key topics so you will have the opportunity to think in advance about your input. You are welcome to join us if you have ever been a MANA member!

Save the dates:


Apr 28: MAC Meeting (3:00 pm Eastern)

May 17: Understanding How Risk Factors Impact Outcomes in the Community Setting: A Webinar For Practitioners (3:00 pm Eastern)

June 1: Early Bird Exhibitor Discount Deadline

June 17 - 22: ICM, Toronto, Canada

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