MANA Statistics Project
Midwives Alliance midwives have been collecting their statistics for research purposes for many years. Midwives Alliance midwives contributed data to a significant study of planned homebirths, "Outcomes of planned home births with certified professional midwives: large prospective study in North America," published June 18, 2005 in the British Medical Journal.
The MANA Statistics Project web site was created by Harris-Braun Enterprises and Bruce Ackerman. The original site was launched in November 2004 and an improved version was launched in early 2009. As of early 2009, the site uses a new data form developed using a Community Based Participatory Research model. In mid-2011 an alternative Minimal data form was added, also developed using the CBPR model.