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

  • Mentor Program Announced
    by awinterimi on June 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    We know that completing a certification program and diving into the world of family-centered maternity care can be intimidating. That’s why we’re excited to announce the newest ICEA benefit, our Mentor Program! If you have a passion for supporting others, or if you need a little guidance on your journey to becoming a Childbirth Educator, … Continue reading Mentor Program Announced […]

  • What Pregnant Families Really Need to Know to Get Breastfeeding Started Off Right
    by awinterimi on June 12, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    by Donna Walls, RN, ICCE, IBCLC Most prenatal classes tend to focus on “information” about breastfeeding like how it works or lists of all the things that can go wrong. So, whether we are teaching formal classes, having informal conversations in support groups or just talking to friends and family there are just a few … Continue reading What Pregnant Families Really Need to Know to Get Breastfeeding Started Off Right […]

  • Help ICEA Flourish: Join a Committee
    by awinterimi on June 7, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    MAKE AN IMPACT Would you like to help others all over the world support family-centered maternity and newborn care? Do you have a few hours a month to volunteer for your profession? Then join one of the newly formed ICEA committees! We need your support and expertise to spread ICEA’s vision and mission across the … Continue reading Help ICEA Flourish: Join a Committ […]

  • News Regarding ANCC Accreditation
    by awinterimi on June 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Earn CNE credits through ICEA’s education! The ICEA Board has worked hard to make certain all of our workshops and conferences bring you value. To continue these efforts, we are very excited to bring you the following news: International Childbirth Education Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses … Continue reading News Regarding ANCC Accreditation […]

  • Your Credential Has Been Updated
    by awinterimi on May 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    EXCITING NEWS To better serve you, and to set an industry standard that will demonstrate the hard work you have accomplished in becoming certified with ICEA, we have updated your credentials! We are setting an industry standard so clients, employers, and colleagues are able to easily recognize your dedication to family-centered maternity care. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR: … Continue reading Your Credential Has Been Updated […]

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