I’m not sure how many Offbeat Mama readers know about my mom. She wrote a few guestposts back in Offbeat Mama’s early days, but for those who weren’t around back in early 2010 here’s the backstory: my mom Therese is a retired midwife who was first the founding president of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), and then the Academic Director of Seattle Midwifery School. In high school, I grew up grading midwifery tests.
Anyway, MANA just celebrated their 30th anniversary, and my mom went to their 2012 conference in California. I was tickled pink when she shared this picture of some of the past presidents, and thought some of you midwifery fans might be as well.
Certainly, growing up with a midwife mom didn’t always make for the easiest childhood, but I’m still proud as punch of all the amazing work my mother has done to further the cause of women having access to nonmedicated, at-home childbirth. YAY, MOM!
If you’re curious about MANA’s mission, head on over to mana.org.