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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

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  • Attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
    by awinterimi on April 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

      by Debra Tolson, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC, CPST Boni Katz and I had the privilege of attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, March 14 – 16 and representing ICEA. This was a huge opportunity afforded us by IMBCO (International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization) through sharing of their passes and we were extremely … Continue reading Attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women […]

  • Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming the Effects of Adversity, Racism, and Discrimination
    by awinterimi on April 5, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, RLC, FAPA We are at a critical junction in the U.S. in our conversations about race and ethnicity. People are being shot by police, and others rise up to protest those shooting. We grieve those losses and hope that changes in our system will result. In the face of these … Continue reading Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming the Effects of Adversity, Racism, and Discrimination […]

  • The Distinctive Needs of Military Families Surrounding Childbirth
    by awinterimi on April 2, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Do you want to support military families? Is your business near a military base? Do you want to give something back to those who fight for our freedoms? Then join us at the ICEA 2018 Conference for a specialized Concurrent Session: The Distinctive Needs of Military Families Surrounding Childbirth. A newly expecting military family might … Continue reading The Distinctive Needs of Military Families Surrounding Childbirt […]

  • Take Advantage of our Special Student Rate
    by awinterimi on March 21, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    As a student in maternity health, you are the future of family-centered care. We want to invest in your future, so ICEA is now offering a special student daily rate of $100! So grab some fellow students, hop in the car, and take a road trip to Louisville, Kentucky! This conference will allow you to … Continue reading Take Advantage of our Special Student Rat […]

  • Last Day to Submit Your 2018 ICEA Award Nominations
    by awinterimi on March 16, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I’ll bet you know someone who you have always thought should be recognized for their excellence and contributions to childbirth education, doula and/or breastfeeding work and support. Someone who exhibits the ICEA Core Values of Compassion, Collaboration and Choice. Now is the time to shine a light on your exceptional colleague. The ICEA board has … Continue reading Last Day to Submit Your 2018 ICEA Award Nominations […]

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