Saturday, August 29, 2009

MANA stats

You know those MANA statistic consent forms you pregnant ladies sign when we first start care? Well, I have you to thank for this huge pile of work in front of me. I've had all year to get this done. Now the deadline is dangerously near. I've been waiting until the precise moment when procrastination adreneline kicks in to help me out. That was exactly 15 minutes ago. I now have 47 hours and 45 minutes until the great state of Utah comes knocking on my door. It's not your fault that the pile is huge. There are some practical, organized midwives out there that complete the 6 page finely printed form for each mama immediately after the birth and submit the data at the suggested 6 week postpartum mark. I am not in their club. There is a club for me however. The keyboards of many good women will be smokin' into the wee hours on Sunday night.
The Statistics Project of the Midwives Alliance of North America is a very good thing. Even if the state did not require these stats annually, I would still participate. The Project documents the value of the midwifery model of care. It also provides proof postive that homebirth is safe.
I do seriously thank you all for permission to collect and use your valuable information for this purpose. It's a great way to do your part on behalf of homebirth midwives and the families they serve.
If anybody out there feels like coming over to share tea and chocolate, come on. For now this is my babysitter!


auntgigi said...

Wish I was there to help you. I promise not to call or text, so you won't be distracted. Of course, if you're reading this, it means you've already been distracted.

Pres8Jes said...

im coiming as soon as i drop presley off. i remember helping you with the manastats last year.
i also remember making an 'A' science fair project the very night before it was due...thanks to you.
did you know i went running this morning?

diane said...

I wish I could help you!!! (mostly cos you just offered chocolate)

cathmom said...

Oh, Diane, at this point I would pay for your SW ticket, pick up some fabulous extraordinary chocolate,stop off at Rancho Market with you on the way home from the airport and play Beatles music full volume while we worked! I have 7 files done, 17 to go. Get over here NAT!

Briana said...

Congratulations on getting it DONE!

Sarah Jean said...

I could come help you! I am a great typist. You'd just have to do the remembering!

So good to talk to you today, Cathy.