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.
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.
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for February 2020 and we hope you can join them.
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.
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.
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.
Help spread the legacy of ICEA throughout the world. Donate now to our scholarship fund and give the gift of certification.
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for January 2020 and we hope you can join them.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for December 2019 and we hope you can join them.
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.
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.
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.
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for November 2019 and we hope you can join them.
ICEA is committed to supporting you as you support others. The work you do is vitally important. As you make a difference in the lives of each family, you make a difference in this world.
Start sending your 2020 certification workshop dates to email@example.com so we can get them on our website and people can start making plans to be there!
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for October 2019 and we hope you can join them.
Our fourth goal states that ICEA will “Promote evidence-based options in maternal child health through collaboration and networking.” In the past several months, we have been building relationships with other organizations so that we can offer additional benefits to our certified professionals.
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for September 2019 and we hope you can join them.
I have seen many opinions lately on the certification of birth workers. Some understand the reasons certification is required and others rebel against the notion. So why certify?