Words Are Important: Informed Decision-Making

Words are important. They frame concepts and shape our ideas. How we think is often influenced by the words we use. With that in mind I would like to consider two overlapping concepts often used in healthcare.

Support Families Worldwide

You are making a difference. Your work as Childbirth Educators, Birth Doulas, and Postpartum Doulas is changing the world and improving birth outcomes for all families. Thank you.

2020 Conference Save The Date

We’re excited to announce our 2020 Conference will be held on 5-8 November 2020! Mark your calendars and make sure you don’t miss it. Information about registration, hotel, and exhibit space will be released at a later date.

A Note From the ICEA President | What’s On Your Bookshelf?

When I visit someone’s home or office, one of the first things I notice are the books. Books tell you not only a person’s interest, but their range of interests. They may appear worn because they are well-read or perhaps because they are a treasured gift or remembrance from someone special.

Give The Gift Of Certification

The world needs more Childbirth Educators, Birth Doulas, and Postpartum Doulas who value compassion, collaboration, and choice. Help us raise $2,020 for the ICEA Scholarship Program.

A Note From the ICEA President | Thanksgiving

Many of your efforts may be unseen by others, but I am reminded of the old saying, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” Small acts of kindness, seen or unseen, can make a tremendous difference. Thank you for the work you do.

Is It Time for a Paradigm Shift? Re-Thinking the Work of Birth Doulas

In our movement to make sure that there is “a doula for everyone,” have we forgotten our roots? Have we forgotten what is sustainable?