U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Midwives Alliance of North America - MANA

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611 Pennsylvania Ave, SE #1700
Washington, DC 20003-4303
1-888-923-6262 (Voice - Toll-free)


Founded in 1982, the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is an organization of North American midwives and their advocates. MANA's central mission is to promote midwifery as a quality health care option for North American families. The Alliance's goals are to: expand communication and support among North American midwives; form an identifiable and cohesive organization representing the profession of midwifery on a regional, national, and international basis; promote guidelines for the education of midwives and to assist in the development of midwifery education programs; promote research in the field of midwifery as a quality health care option; promote and support a woman's right to choose her care provider and place of birth; and promote public education and midwifery advocacy. Mothers Naturally is a public education program from the Midwives Alliance of North America.

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Review Date

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015