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Issue # 63, September 21, 2017

Communities of Color Speak of Disrespect and Inequity in Access to Birth Options

Learn About the Giving Voice To Mothers Study at #MANACAM17

At #MANACAM17, hear from Professor Saraswathi Vedam RM FACNM MSN Sci D (h.c.), Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab and convenor of the Home Birth Summits, on new research and tools and the landscape of patient oriented research so we can better understand the discrepancies in women's experiences of maternity care and treatment by care providers, based on race and socio-economic status. 

Together we will learn about global initiatives to address respectful maternity care and ways to increase equitable access to choice of birth place and autonomy in decision making for all women in the U.S. Learn more about this and all of the sessions at #MANACAM17 here. Be sure to register now - we will be gathering in about six weeks!

#thestruggleisreal: How to Build Understanding and Empathy with Millennial Families

Learn from Amber McCann and Jeanette McCulloch at #MANACAM17


About one in four Millennials is a parent already, and in the next ten to fifteen years, Millennial women will give birth at the rate of roughly 10,000 per day. Like all generations, Millennials have been deeply influenced by the moment in history in which they’ve been raised, from the rise of personal technology to “girl power” to 9/11 and Columbine. As a result of their life experiences, Millennials deeply value parenting, community, and sharing information. Join us at #MANACAM17 and together we will learn about the unique values, communication styles, learning preferences, and buying habits of Millennials. Click here to learn more about this and other presentations coming up soon in Long Beach, California!

Reserve your hotel room now and get free wifi too


Reserve your room for #MANACAM17 at the beautiful Renaissance Long Beach Hotel and be on-site where all the action is for the entire conference. Our group rate expires Oct.12 so book now!

Get free wifi in your room just for signing up for Marriott Rewards! It’s free and takes just a minute to sign up.

Work Study Opportunities at #MANACAM17


MANA is offering a limited number of work study opportunities for people who need volunteer hours to meet a school requirement, or simply would benefit from a rebate on their conference registration fees. You will be asked to register and pay fully in advance of the event, but will receive a rebate check after the conference for $50 for 4 hours of volunteering. Duties typically include collecting meal tickets during meals, selling raffle tickets, or supporting the MANA sales or registration tables or staff, but we do ask for flexibility. Note: your hours may not be all on one day, but divided among the days. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Nicole with your name, contact info including cell phone. Be sure to mention if you are a student or if you have mobility considerations.

Are You A MANA Stats Contributor?

Midwives of MANA have been contributing data on maternal and newborn outcomes from their practices for use in research since the 1990s. The MANA Statistics Project (MANA Stats) online data collection system was launched in 2004 and continues today. More than 30 independent researchers have applied for access to these data, resulting in five landmark peer-reviewed published articles to-date with dozens in process!

If you are contributing today, thank you! Your efforts are a part of the largest available dataset on midwife-led care in community birth settings and physiologic birth.

Not a contributor yet? Consider enrolling today! Learn more about the process here.

FAM Fundraiser: Don't Forget To Get On The Boat!


Enjoy good company, music, and dancing while looking out on the spectacular city of Long Beach lit up at night! Join FAM and MANA for an evening cruise on Long Beach Harbor to benefit their efforts to increase access to midwifery care through education, research, public policy and promoting equity in maternity care. 

Learn more and register here.

Reminder: Nominations are Open For MANA Board Positions


Nominations are now open for the positions of Vice PresidentTreasurer, and Director of Events

Read more at the MANA blog here. Submit your nominees online here.

Interested in Exhibiting at #MANACAM17?

Less than ten spaces remain — reserve yours today!


Remember that spaces are assigned in order of application received, so apply online today or download the application and submit it via email, fax or mail.

Not planning on attending? Showcase your product or service with an ad or flyer: We are accepting program book ads (half or full page) and flyers or items for the attendee bags until October 13. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with the valuable MANA and CAM audience! Look here for more information.

Member Benefit

Become an Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member!


The Evidence Based Birth® Professional CEU Membership offers 18+ hours of continuing education, monthly live training sessions, our entire library of full-length printer friendly PDFs, private forums, a private Facebook group, and direct access to Rebecca! Contact hours are good for nurses, nurse midwives, certified professional midwives, doulas, and childbirth educators. MANA members receive a 10% discount on monthly and yearly professional memberships to Evidence Based Birth. To read more about Evidence Based Birth Professional Membership, visit the Member Benefits section of the MANA website here.

Save the dates:

 

Oct 12: Hotel Group Rates End

Oct 13: Conference Program Ads Due

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

Nov 12: Board Nominations Close

 
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