A Note From the ICEA President | On the Bright Side

There is much room for improvement in the birth world, but please take time to appreciate the advances that have occurred. Progress may seem frustratingly slow, but we are moving forward. Education is essential for continued progress – and education is what ICEA is all about. 

2020 Scholarship Round 2 Application Period Open

Our certification programs provide you with the information and skills you need to make a difference in the lives of pregnant women and their families. Those who are in financial need are encouraged to turn your passion into a career by applying for a scholarship.

COVID-19 Education: Prevention and Symptom Recognition

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the care provided in childbirth centers across our nation. The question: “What are the chances of me getting infected with COVID-19 while I’m pregnant?” is a question that is brought up weekly in my virtual childbirth classes.

Eight Strategies for Breastfeeding During a Natural Disaster

Every corner of the world can face an emergency: wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, snowstorms, and the resulting disruptions to infrastructure — like unsafe drinking water — can impact our daily routines. Having a plan for how to care for your nursling during challenging times can help reduce everyone’s stress and keep your family healthy.

Chen Guangzhan is China’s First ICEA Approved Trainer (IAT)

It is with great honor and privilege that I have been able to play a small part in mentoring my friend and colleague, Chen, to have met all of the requirements to become the first ICEA Approved Trainer in China.

A Note From the ICEA President | Making Life Better

What are your gifts? Would you like to be a part of making a difference on a national and international level? Our Board of Directors would love to hear from you. Email us with suggestions. Volunteer your time and energy. 

Register Now For Our 2020 Certified Professional Meeting & 60th Birthday Celebration

Decorate your virtual background and bake your favorite flavor of cake because ICEA is turning 60! Registration is now open for this free event on 22 September.

You’re Invited To Our Birthday Party and Conference

Join us for our virtual Certified Professional Meeting and 60th Birthday Celebration on 22 September and our 2020 Virtual Conference! ICEA will release a bundle of conference presentations every Tuesday in October starting on 6 October. Busy in October? The conference bundles will be available for viewing until the 31 December.

Breastfeeding and the Environment

Each year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (WABA) chooses a theme for World Breastfeeding Week celebrations around the world which is celebrated every year August 1-7. For 2020 the theme is “Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet.”

Life as an Exclusive Expresser

After becoming pregnant the first time, one thing I knew right from the start was that I would breastfeed my child. I knew it might require a little bit to master breastfeeding after birth, but I felt confident that my baby and I could achieve it. Little did I know that my baby’s severe tongue-tie and lip-tie would make it a lot less simple than I imagined—and forever change my preconceived notions of there being only one “right” way to provide human milk.