Note From The President
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We all need to recognize that we have been through a very difficult time. Everyone has been impacted in some way or another from the stress of this pandemic. It is important that you take some time and really reflect on what you experienced and how it impacted you. Allow yourself to feel those feelings. Just as any of us would tell our families that it’s ok and important to recognize what we have experienced, we should do the same for ourselves. READ MORE
New 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
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
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
International Father's Mental Health Day
June 21 is International Fathers’ Mental Health Day. "A wealth of research shows that 10% of new dads experience paternal postpartum depression (50% when mom is depressed) and tend to need support of their own." Learn more on the official International Fathers' Mental Health Day website. 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
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