Five Reasons Why You Should Use a TENS Unit During Labor

Using a TENS unit during labor offers a drug free option to pain relief. The word TENS is short for transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation which involves the use of low current electrical currents to treat pain.

Open Doors

It may take time to see the fruits of your labor, but when you do, it makes the work worth the effort. Look around. Do you see any open doors?

A Note From the ICEA President | Hope, Love, and Healing

In our profession we are in a place of hope, love, and healing. When we remember that our career is really a calling, we receive so much from those we serve.

Make Real Change: Submit Your Nomination for the ICEA Board of Directors

Being on the ICEA Board is more than just a title or a seat to keep warm. This is a place you can make real change! Leave your mark on the profession you love.

Letter of Support for Doulas

In the summer of 2021 the Board of Directors came together for our yearly Strategic Planning meeting. One of the Goals we set was a Letter of Support for Doulas… “Promote the ICEA Certified Professional as an integral component of the allied healthcare team.”

Maternal Early Warning Signs

As with maternal deaths, many cases of maternal morbidity can be avoided. How can we, as Childbirth Educators and Doulas, address this issue and provide the best care to clients and their families? The answer is two-fold: education and follow-up.

Save the Date for the 2022 Virtual Conference

Make sure to mark your calendar and save the date for the 2022 Virtual Conference on October 28 – 30. You’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 24 CEUs! We hope to see you there.

A Note From the ICEA President | Celebrating Mothers

I hope that we can always be sensitive to others. This doesn’t mean giving up what is important to us, it just means being aware of others. 

How did I get here? Are you Next?

I am the current ICEA Board Treasurer. It’s hard to believe but this is my fourth and final year in this role. It’s been a blast. That said, I was an unlikely candidate. When I started my first term, I had never been on a board, and I was a new ICCE. To quote one of my favorite songs, “How did I get here?” 

ICEA in Kyrgyzstan

Cultural differences may seem to divide us, but the underlying care and concern for our families is one of those universal considerations that draws us together.