International Childbirth Education Association

We educate, certify and create a community of professionals working to increase global access to safe, culturally respectful family-centered perinatal care.

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Global leaders in perinatal education, certification, and advocacy since 1960.

Our mission is to educate, certify and create a community of professionals working to increase global access to safe, culturally respectful family-centered perinatal care.

Our goal is to help create a world where perinatal professionals are recognized and valued in the healthcare community for their specific skills and training to prepare and support all families.

ICEA-trained professionals create a culture where expectant families are safe, respected, and able to make informed decisions.

Certifications We Offer

ICEA Childbirth Educator Certification (ICCE)

Trained professionals who verifies that childbirth educators have the necessary education and skills to enable them to facilitate expectant parents’ mental and physical preparation for pregnancy, labor, birth and parenthood.

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ICEA Birth Doula Certification (ICBD)

Trained professionals who recognize birth as a key life experience. They attend and support the physical, emotional, informational, and social needs of women in labor.

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ICEA Postpartum Doula Certification (ICPD)

Trained professionals who provide families with culturally appropriate emotional and informational support to assist with the transitions of the postpartum period and having a new baby.

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ICEA Approved Trainer (IAT)

For ICEA certified professionals who have been consistently practicing in their field of expertise for at least 3 years and would like to expand their services to include training educators or doulas.

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Our Worldwide Impact

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Certified since 1960
Years improving birth
Countries represented

We Are ICEA

We're a dedicated community of professionals who work to increase global access to safe, and culturally respectful, family-centered perinatal care.

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Upcoming Events

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm

Childbirth Educator Workshop

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October 11 - October 14

ICEA Certifying Childbirth Educator Workshop (ICCE)

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