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Position Papers

Position Papers

ICEA is a world leader in Childbirth Education and in training doulas to assist families. ICEA believes strongly in evidence-based decision-making and respectful care for all. Due to ICEA’s strong convictions, the organization has taken a stance on certain perinatal topics. The Position Papers listed below are a reflection of those stances. These are core…

Webinars

Webinars

At ICEA we believe that it is vital to our work to continually learn about perinatal topics. These ICEA-curated webinars are evidence-based and engaging. They can be purchased for listed amount and you can earn the listed CEUs. If you are interested in submitting a webinar to add to the series, contact info@icea.org. Webinars Perinatal…

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Not Just Postpartum Depression

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Not Just Postpartum Depression

In the past, it was considered part of having a baby that led to what was called the “Baby Blues.” We recognized that women often felt moody, sad, or tired and even acknowledged that some women got postpartum depression. These conditions were attributed to hormones and generally thought to be transient; nothing to be concerned…

Expecting Families and Their Dogs: Tips for Success

Expecting Families and Their Dogs: Tips for Success

Families with dogs can often be caught off guard with their feelings and challenges once they bring their newborn home. Childbirth professionals have an amazing opportunity to offer resources to help decrease this stress for many families.Learn why and how preparation can impacts families lives short term and long term. Join us, and learn how…

Interactive Ways to Teach Breastfeeding

Interactive Ways to Teach Breastfeeding

This session will enhance your skills and provide you with ideas to teach breastfeeding to clients, in classes, or to other professionals. Breastfeeding is an important component that is sometimes forgotten when we teach about birth. Baby Friendly, local breastfeeding initiatives, and the Healthy People 2020 goals all support the need for breastfeeding education. This…

Birth, Bath, and Beyond: The Science and Safety of Waterbirth

Birth, Bath, and Beyond: The Science and Safety of Waterbirth

Waterbirth is more than a fad or trend – it is evidence-based practice in hospitals, birth centers, and home birth throughout the world. Relaxing in water during labor eases discomfort and creates a gentler birth process. The benefits of warm water immersion in labor and birth have been studied for over three decades. This course…

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their Impact on the Perinatal Experience and the Perinatal Experiences Impact on ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their Impact on the Perinatal Experience and the Perinatal Experiences Impact on ACEs

Every mother we serve has a story and that story impacts her pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and mothering experience psycho-socially and physically. Childhood abuse and neglect leaves lifelong scars, while love and support creates resilience. We have a powerful opportunity to influence resilience in the mother and, in turn the newborn which will follow them throughout…

How Much We Don’t Know About Marijuana Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

How Much We Don’t Know About Marijuana Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

The internet is full of untrue information regarding marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. In this webinar, Kathy King will lead a review of the studies on this topic and their varying results. She will also discuss the concerns for the safety of fetuses and neonates under the information provided by these studies. Additionally, she…

Talking Doesn’t Teach: An Evidenced-Based Teaching Model

Talking Doesn’t Teach: An Evidenced-Based Teaching Model

Are you just starting out in your career in birthing education and looking for fun ideas to incorporate into your class or do you need to add some student driven activities to your current class? This webinar session will give you the opportunity to learn and model innovative teaching practices. Evidenced-based educational research has proven…

Childbirth Education: Being Marginalized, Being Lost, and Making a Comeback

Childbirth Education: Being Marginalized, Being Lost, and Making a Comeback

Celebrated instructor and renowned author Penny Simkin, PT leads this webinar which explores the present and potential contributions of childbirth education. Through her research, Penny has discovered that current scientific findings regarding effectiveness of childbirth education indicate little demonstrable benefit in improving obstetric outcomes. Studies are inconsistent and too small to give meaningful results. In…

Pelvic Girdle Pain

Pelvic Girdle Pain

This one-hour webinar explores the causes of pelvic girdle pain and possible strategies to alleviate this common prenatal discomfort. Pelvic girdle pain can be subcategorized into: pubic symphysis dysfunction and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and ranges from mild to severe or debilitating. This webinar discusses the approach to minimizing pelvic girdle pain to alleviate this common…

Take Your Classes Online: A Fun, Non-Threatening Tutorial

Take Your Classes Online: A Fun, Non-Threatening Tutorial

Session Objectives: Helpful software and how to link it up (Calendly, Zoom, ConvertKit, Zapier etc.) What to prepare before class How to run an engaging online class Post-class follow-up Recording and editing evergreen online classes/content (for passive recurring revenue) Marketing your course Go-to action items to get started

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

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. This webinar describes the powerful stories of what happens when expectant parents, particularly at-risk populations, learn…

Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Adversity

Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Adversity

We do not live in a perfect world. Many new mothers have experienced abuse and adversity as children. Recent studies have found that breastfeeding helps mothers mother—even when there is a history of abuse. It not about the milk; it’s the physical act of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding improves maternal sleep, lowers the risk of depression, lessens…

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