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 Integrating the Waterbirth Research in Your Practice
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Issue #26, February 17, 2016

Integrating Data from the New Waterbirth Study into Care

An Evidence-Informed Practice Framework

How can midwives integrate outcomes of the new waterbirth study with patient preference and their own clinical experience? This week at the MANA blog learn more about the Evidence-Informed Practice Framework as seen through the lens of the recently released journal article.

Voting for MANA Board Open


Vote now through March 12


Elections to fill positions on the MANA board are underway! This year we are voting electronically. Candidate bios, board position descriptions, and voting instructions were emailed to all voting members on Monday, February 15. If you did not receive the email with voting instructions and think you should have, please contact Vicki Hedley.

If you are not yet a voting member of MANA, but would like to participate in this year's elections, it's not too late! Join MANA here, then contact Vicki Hedley to receive your voting instructions.

More information on the board positions and the candidates is available here.

NEWLY available from the Homebirth Summit

Transfer Guidelines Model Forms

Two model transfer forms – maternal and infant – were created to accompany the Best Practice Guidelines: Transfer from Planned Home Birth to Hospital. These forms were designed as a part of the process to to facilitate the safe and mutually respectful transfer of care of a woman and her family from a planned home birth to the hospital.

The forms are available for individual practitioners and institutions for immediate use or as a part of a larger transport protocol.

To request free PDFs of the transfer forms, please click here.

The forms were created by the Collaboration Committee of the Home Birth Summit, which includes leaders from health related fields including family medicine, midwifery, health administration, obstetrics, public health, pediatrics, and ethics as well as consumers and childbirth educators. MANA participants include Diane Holzer, who chairs the Collaboration Work Group, and Jill Breen.

Meet MANA DOR Intern Katelyn Edel


MANA would like to welcome Katelyn Edel, the new intern for the Department of Research. In addition to her new role with MANA, she is working towards her MPH at the Brown University School of Public Health, with a focus on rural health policy and women’s health. Learn more about her at the MANA blog.

ICM 2017 - Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Considering attending the 2017 ICM Triennial Congress in Toronto? The lowest available registration rate ends February 29th. Learn more here.

Save the dates:


NOW - Mar 12: Board Election Voting

Oct 13 - 16: #MANA16, Atlanta, GA
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