Did you see MANA's essay in the NYT? More on this below.
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Issue #3, February 25, 2015

Update from the DOR

New Funds For MANAstats Research

Three important new research questions will be examined thanks to a $100,000 Health Resources and Service Information (HRSA) grant awarded to Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, MS and Melissa Cheyney, PhD, CPM, LDM.

MANAstats data will be combined with the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Perinatal Data Registry (PDR) to create the largest available set of records on physiologic birth in the US.

The project will explore the impact of midwifery care on women of size and on older than average women as well as creating a predictive model to help us better understand when intrapartum transfer is more likely.

"The model is intended to become a tool for midwives and families as they look together at the variables that may impact transfer," said Cheyney. "For example, based on these outcomes, some families may choose to have a closer relationship with a physician because the likelihood of transfer is greater than average."

Connect with MANA

The Vice President's Address

Learn about Vice President Sarita Bennett's priorities for 2015, the role of the Vice President, and catch up on ways to get more involved with MANA over at the MANA blog here

Get Your MANA Merch!

New Online Store Now Open

Show your pride in your profession - get your midwifery gear here! Find t-shirts, books, bumper stickers and more, all at the new MANA online store. Check out our new offerings and streamlined ordering process here!

Get ready for our March Student Membership Drive!

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 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!

NEW Member Benefit Coming Soon!

Discount Midwifery Supply Prices at Moore Medical

MANA has negotiated with Moore Medical to provide special pricing for supplies to the members of MANA! In many states you will be able to order medical supplies, medications and equipment necessary for your practice. We will be posting sample prices on products on our website soon so keep your eyes peeled. We will post an announcement on Facebook as well.

Home Birth Safety featured in the New York Times

MANA Essay Highlights How Health Care System Can Better Support Home Birth

In yesterday's New York Times, MANA president Marinah Farrell shared a much-needed essay as a part of a debate on Home Birth Safety. Please be sure to check it out here and consider sharing widely!


Save the dates:

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

Oct 15-18: MANA 2015 conference.
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