In response to a recent member survey, ICEA will be offering a series of webinars on the most requested topics including, teaching tips, maternal mental health, comfort measures, and diversity/inclusivity. You will hear from some who are experts in their field and from some of ICEA’s most experienced educators and doulas.
Thank you to everyone who applied for an ICEA scholarship during the most recent application period. We received so many incredible applications and are encouraged by your dedication to improving birth outcomes for all families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.