Submit your Nominations for the best Films, Books, and Websites for 2009!

Have you read a great book or seen a great childbirth movie lately that deserves recognition? Now you can nominate the most outstanding works for a unique award. At the 2009 MANA conference, Mother’s Naturally will award the second annual Mother’s Naturally awards! Anyone can nominate a book, movie, website, or blog they think represents excellence in the portrayal of natural childbirth and midwifery.

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Nominations will be taken until August 31, and a committee will select the best to be awarded at the conference. Help us find the best of the best, and come to the conference to see who has been recognized!

E-mail your nominations to 2ndvp@mana.org.

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Midwives Deliver

America needs better birth care, and midwives can deliver it.
LA Times, December 24, 2008, by Jennifer Block

Some healthcare trivia: In the United States, what is the No. 1 reason people are admitted to the hospital? Not diabetes, not heart attack, not stroke. The answer is something that isn’t even a disease: childbirth.

Not only is childbirth the most common reason for a hospital stay — more than 4 million American women give birth each year — it costs the country far more than any other health condition. Six of the 15 most frequent hospital procedures billed to private insurers and Medicaid are maternity-related. The nation’s maternity bill totaled $86 billion in 2006, nearly half of which was picked up by taxpayers.

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