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.

A Note From the ICEA President | Ripple Effect

On those days when you are discouraged or feel like you aren’t doing enough, remember that we never know how the little things may be part of something great. You are so appreciated.

2023 Board Nominations Open

Your expertise has changed lives. The compassion you demonstrate to your families has improved birth outcomes for all. So, we’re inviting you to submit a nomination for the ICEA Board of Directors. Come share your knowledge and expertise.

2022 Scholarship Round 1 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.

A Note From the ICEA President | Providing Support

Wanting to help these families is intuitive to people in our profession. We are accustomed to providing support in whatever way we can. It seems to be engrained in our beings.

How to Help Pregnant People Affected by the Invasion of Ukraine

So many of us want to help and feel helpless. Thank you to Debra Pascali-Bonaro for sending along the following information with a list of birth groups and ways to donate.

The “Missing Piece” Of Childbirth Education

Everyone has a unique microbiome. This is a microscopic ecosystem of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms that live on and in us. The vast majority of these microorganisms are either harmless or actually beneficial to human health.