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MANA is a Professional Midwifery Organization 

The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), established in 1982, is a professional membership organization that promotes excellence in midwifery practice, 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, families, and communities. 


MANA Welcomes All Midwives 

MANA’s vision is that midwifery is an essential maternity care option that must be fully integrated into the U.S. health care system. MANA asserts that investing in midwives and midwife-led care is fundamental to delivering high quality maternity care. MANA is unique and innovative in that it is the only professional midwifery organization in the U.S. that is inclusive of all midwives regardless of their educational route to midwifery. MANA supports the diversity in educational backgrounds and practice styles within the profession as a means of making midwifery available to more women and their families. If you are a midwife, MANA can provide you with a forum for professional dialog with your peers about practice and political issues you face daily.