Note From The President
I am writing this after spending the weekend with the Board of Directors, our Executive Director, Caitlin Smith, and a consultant, Marcy Cottle. We met via Zoom to work through the 2021 Strategic Plan which is a critical part of governance for a non-profit organization.

Normally, this planning occurs in person over several days. However, with the pandemic still precarious, we made the decision to forge through on Zoom. I want to take this opportunity to thank this dedicated group of very busy professionals for taking the time, energy, and focus to work through this critical process in less than ideal circumstances. READ MORE
New Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Recertification Requirement
ICEA recertification will now require 4 hours of education/training in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity. This requirement will begin on January 1, 2022. We will be providing opportunities through ICEA approved CE’s that will be announced as they become available. Other sources of education must be preapproved to be counted. READ MORE
USBC Benefits Now Available to ICEA Certified Professionals
ICEA Certified Professionals and those working towards certification are now eligible for U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) benefits! The first benefit that will be accessible to any individual affiliated with ICEA International Childbirth Education Association will be a discounted registration to attend the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening. READ MORE
On-Demand Webinar
Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Adversity
Breastfeeding improves maternal sleep, lowers the risk of depression, lessens anger and irritability, and even attenuates the negative effects of past sexual assault. Breastfeeding offers mothers a chance to do things differently. When it comes to overcoming adversity and stopping the intergenerational cycle of violence, breastfeeding makes all the difference. Learn more in the one hour, on-demand webinar with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA. READ MORE
Birth Trauma Awareness Week
19 - 24 July is is Birth Trauma Awareness Week. This week recognizes that birth is not always the experience that our families hope for. As educators, doulas, and lactation professionals, we are in a unique position to help families process and recover from difficult experiences and have hope for better outcomes when there are future births. Remember that you are valuable and important to these families. READ MORE
Take Advantage of These Certified Professionals Discounts
Did you know ICEA certified professionals and those currently enrolled in a program can receive discounts from several of our partners? Log in to your account now to learn how you can get discounts from Childbirth Graphics, Premier Birth Tools, and more. READ MORE
Attend a Live Virtual Certification Workshop
Many of our ICEA Approved Trainers (IATs) are currently offering their certification workshops online. Though you'll be attending the workshop virtually, you'll still get the same personalized attention you would receive in the physical classroom. Register now to start your certification journey today. READ MORE
ICEA Office Hours
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