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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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  • 2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended
    by awinterimi on September 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Share Your Expertise at ICEA’s Conference Due to the recent fires and natural disasters around the world, there have been requests to extend the deadline for abstract submissions for our 2018 Conference. As a kind gesture, we’re extending the deadline to Monday, October 2. The conference theme focuses on ICEA’s newly defined core values: COMPASSION: … Continue reading 2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended […]

  • Credentials: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?
    by awinterimi on September 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    What are credentials and why do we need them? Credentials include academic diplomas and degrees, identification documents, certifications, and badges to list a few. Theses credentials give proof of professional qualifications or background. Credentials may also inspire a level of respect. This is important to consider when you are deciding which school to attend or … Continue reading Credentials: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them? […]

  • Doula, Advocate, Activist
    by awinterimi on August 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Most of us in birth work are well aware of today’s controversies in maternal health care: high cesarean rates, increasing maternal mortality, inadequate informed consent/refusal, lack of personal autonomy, and the list goes on. These issues concern us – and they should.  We do this work because we care about mothers, babies, and their families.  … Continue reading Doula, Advocate, Activist […]

  • Annual Membership Meeting Announcement
    by awinterimi on August 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Notice is hereby given that ICEA will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 1:30 PM ET via conference call. It is free for members to attend. At this Annual Meeting, members will learn: What the Board of Directors is working on Who the 2018 Board of Directors will be What … Continue reading Annual Membership Meeting Announcement […]

  • Open Letter to Fed Is Best Foundation
    by awinterimi on August 22, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    ICEA wants you to know that we are part of a coalition of 40 organizations that sent an open letter to the co-founders of the Fed Is Best Foundation on August 15. You will find the letter below. Dear Dr. Castillo-Hegyi and Ms. Segrave-Daly: We write to you as fellow advocates for the health and … Continue reading Open Letter to Fed Is Best Foundation […]

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