Our Mission

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and other health care providers who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

ICEA supports the World Health Organization’s Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes.

ICEA’s goals are to provide:
* Training and continuing education programs
* Quality educational resources
* Professional certification programs

  • Only One Month Left to Submit Your Abstract
    by awinterimi on August 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Share Your Expertise at ICEA’s Conference Just one month remains for you to submit an abstract for ICEA’s 2018 Conference on April 19-21, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA! The conference theme focuses on ICEA’s newly defined core values: COMPASSION: We believe approaching maternity care with compassion and a nurturing spirit improves birth outcomes for all families. … Continue reading Only One Month Left to Submit Your Abstract […]

  • Engorgement: An Often Misunderstood Condition
    by awinterimi on August 10, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    by Donna Walls, RN, ICCE, IBCLC, ANLC When a mother tells you she’s engorged- check in and ask what she means. Too often our patients use the term meaning their breasts are fuller, heavier. Physiologically, this early filling is normal and this process, lactogenesis 2,  is the transition from colostrum to mature milk that occurs … Continue reading Engorgement: An Often Misunderstood Condition […]

  • World Breastfeeding Week 2017
    by awinterimi on August 3, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    In 2016, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) began the 15-year journey to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by linking each of these goals to breastfeeding. But, WABA cannot achieve sustainable development without multi-level partnerships at all levels. The World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year in 2017 is about working together for the common good! … Continue reading World Breastfeeding Week 2017 […]

  • American Holistic Nurses Association Recognizes Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CHT, AHNBC for 2017 Holistic Nurse of the Year
    by awinterimi on July 31, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CHT, AHN‐BC of Nashville, Tennessee was honored with the 2017 Holistic Nurse of the Year award at the 37th Annual American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Conference in Rancho Mirage, California, June 5 – June 10th, 2017. The Holistic Nurse of the Year (HNY) award is intended to recognize … Continue reading American Holistic Nurses Association Recognizes Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, CHT, AHNBC for 2017 Holistic Nurse of the Year […]

  • ICEA Certification FAQ
    by awinterimi on July 28, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    QUESTIONS CONCERNING ICEA’S NEW CERTIFICATION PROCESS ICEA is thrilled to announce that the new certification process was officially launched on July 20, 2017. ICEA is now your one-stop shop where you can get all of your maternal-child health certifications at an affordable price! If you would like to view the general changes to each program, please visit our blog. … Continue reading ICEA Certification FAQ […]

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