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?

Implicit Bias

Implicit bias can be defined as “attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.” What is means is that we act or make decisions/assumptions without conscious thoughts.

Join Us For The 2019 Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll join us next week for our Annual Meeting on 21 October 2019 at 2:00 PM ET. This meeting will be held via webinar and the board will discuss updates from this year.

Check Out Our New Tool Kit with Childbirth Graphics

Are you searching for the right tools to use in your classroom? We have a new resource that is perfect for you! The new ICEA Childbirth Educator Tool Kit combines comprehensive educational materials with portable convenience.

A Note From the ICEA President | Be Fruitful And Diversify

Supporting new families can take place in a variety of ways and occur in a variety of venues. Diversifying how and where we teach and serve will improve our harvest – a well-educated population that results in improved birth practices and outcomes.

Breastmilk: Research Shows It Can Destroy Cancer Cells!

There are some research articles surfacing touting the ability of breastmilk to actually destroy cancer cells. Substances found only in breastmilk, alpha-lactalbumin, combined with fatty acids (most commonly oleic acid) have the capability of destroying malignant tumor cells.

Analyzing Mother’s Milk

In December of 2018 the Food and Drug Administration approved the first “milk analyzer” marketed as a tool to manage the nutritional needs of infants at risk for growth failure. Many breastfeeding advocates are concerned about not only how these tests are used but also the message being sent to breastfeeding mothers.