Advocating For Equity

As the Executive Director of ICEA, along with the Board of Directors, I hope to be an agent of change. I not only want to get the conversation started among the ICEA community, but also put plans in place that execute the mission of the organization and stand behind our statement on racial disparities.

ICEA Board Nominations Deadline Has Been Extended

We want the voices on our Board of Directors to represent all of our certified professionals. ICEA leadership needs your voice and unique perspective. Your expertise will benefit ICEA certified professionals, and your support will help them improve birth outcomes for all.

Webinar | Detecting Bias in Research

Between the time a researcher starts conducting research and the time you share that research with your clients, there are numerous places where bias impacts the process. This one hour webinar will give you some tools to help you to recognize and detect the sometimes surprising source of those biases.

Systemic Racism Affects Every Aspect of Life

Starting with pregnancy and birth care and continuing throughout the lifespan of Black Americans, systemic racism affects every aspect of life, from housing to health care to criminal justice to education to employment.

Non-profit Milk Banking in North America and the Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa

Donor human milk (DHM) is available from non-profit milk banks, for-profit companies and peer-to-peer milk sharing. The focus here is on non-profit milk banking in North America where the operational milk banks follow essential safety standards established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

We don’t want to simply offer our words. We want to take concrete steps to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity. Though the board is in continued discussions regarding our efforts for change, we wanted to share the first three steps we’re taking to make this a reality.

Webinar | Save Babies with Us: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Talking to Expectant Parents about Fetal Monitoring

This one-hour webinar will demonstrate how to implement Count the Kicks into their own practice with the goal of improving birth outcomes. It will show educators how to utilize the free kick counting tools and resources available to them.

A Note From the ICEA President | Thoughtful Celebration

ICEA’s vision of a nurtured world through professionals trained with these values requires persistent dedication. It is not enough to simply reiterate the words. We must continually demonstrate compassion.

Black Lives Matter

In the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death, the ICEA Board of Directors and staff reaffirm our pledge to run an organization that has no tolerance for racism and seeks to support all families regardless of race, religion, color, creed, gender identity, sexual identity, national origin, or social class.