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Note From The President
Ripple Effect

The month of May in many countries recognizes and celebrates mothers. Although often times considered a “Hallmark Holiday,” it is good that we recognize moms. This holiday can be challenging for some people who cannot be moms, who have lost their mom, or maybe never knew or had a bad relationship with their mom. So many dynamics are involved; but keeping the focus and perspective on the positive, celebrating moms is a good thing. READ MORE

2023 Board Nominations Open

As a Childbirth Educator, Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, or combination of all three, you’ve always worked hard to promote family-centered maternity care. Your expertise has changed lives. The compassion you demonstrate to your families has improved birth outcomes for all. So, we’re inviting you to submit a nomination for the ICEA Board of Directors. Come share your knowledge and expertise. READ MORE

On-Demand Webinar: Impact of Birth Practices on Breastfeeding

In this webinar, Linda Smith, MPH, IBCLC, FACCE, FILCA discusses how a mother’s confidence and trust in her ability to birth directly affects her confidence in her ability to breastfeed. READ MORE

International Week for Respecting Childbirth

The International Week for Respecting Childbirth is an opportunity to raise international voices on a specific topic related with the promotion of gentle birth. The IWRC takes place every year during the month of May.  READ MORE

Will You Be the Next to Join the ICEA Board of Directors? 

I am the current ICEA Board Treasurer. It’s hard to believe but this is my fourth and final year in this role. It’s been a blast. That said, I was an unlikely candidate. When I started my first term, I had never been on a board, and I was a new ICCE (ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator). To quote one of my favorite songs, “How did I get here?” 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
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