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The Midwives Alliance is a professional membership organization. We invite you to join MANA as a member now. We welcome all practicing and retired midwives, as well as students and midwifery advocates as valued voices in the organization.

Results of the Spring 2014 MANA Board Election

The following were elected to these positions on the MANA Board of Directors:

  • Sarita Bennett—Vice President
  • Andrea Dixon—Secretary
  • Amy Smith—Director of Professional Development

The Directors of Divisions are new board positions which the Board explains here.

Midwives Alliance Membership Comes with Benefits

The Midwives Alliance welcomes all midwives as voting members, and all student midwives, other healthcare providers, and consumers as supporting members. Each member of the Midwives Alliance can enjoy the valuable benefits listed below. As a member of the Midwives Alliance you are promoting the work that supports midwives, women, and babies around the world. This includes preserving the art and science of midwifery, advocating for maternity care policy reform, supporting and unifying midwives, endorsing a woman-centered maternity care model, preserving normal birth practices, raising public awareness about the midwifery model, accessing professional development, participating in data collection and research, addressing social justice issues, and more.

Members and non-members alike benefit from MANA’s multi-level activities, but we need the support of the midwifery community and advocates to make it all happen! Please help us spread the word to midwives in your community and join together as a team to advance the profession of midwifery and health of mothers, babies, families, and communities.

Member Benefits

  • Coming soon: our new e-news keeping you current on issues and events
  • Weekly Constant Contact e-mails with updates and announcements
  • Registration discounts for attending the Midwives Alliance Annual Conference
  • Access to state-of-the-art data collection tools for your practice, created by our Division of Research
  • Access to the members-only area of the Midwives Alliance website (coming very soon)
  • Complimentary midwife referral listing on our consumer public education campaign website: for members meeting the criteria listed here
  • Networking and support within the Student and Midwives of Color Sections
  • Information, reports, and advocacy for midwifery legislation
  • Participation in the global dialogue on midwifery and maternal child health issues
  • Health and liability insurance programs through Southern Cross Insurance Solutions
  • Online Marketplace for easy purchase of your favorite MANA items and books

Midwifery Benefits

Midwives Alliance Mission Statement

The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is a professional membership organization that promotes excellence in midwifery, endorses diversity in educational backgrounds and practice styles, and is dedicated to unifying and strengthening the profession, thereby increasing access to quality health care and improving outcomes for women, babies, and families.

Goals of MANA

  • To expand communication and support among North American midwives
  • To form an identifiable and cohesive organization representing the profession of midwifery on a regional, national, and international basis.
  • To promote guidelines for the education of midwives and to assist in the development of midwifery education programs
  • To promote research in the field of midwifery as a quality health care option
  • To promote and support a woman's right to choose her care provider and place of birth
  • To promote public education and midwifery advocacy