Why ICEA

Black doula helping black mother during childbirth labor

ICEA has been a leader in certification for more than 60 years

We believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives

We promote our professionals as a valuable part of the healthcare team for new families

We offer support and mentorship throughout the certification journey

As of January 2022, ICEA Certified Birth Doulas are recognized as a Tricare-authorized provider

How We Ensure Excellence

Our high professional standards of training are recognized in the United States and internationally by hospitals and insurance companies

Recertification every 3 years ensures our doulas and educators are using current and evidence-based information
Written exam required to qualify for certification
Commitment to Cultural Awareness, Respectful, Compassionate and Collaborative Care for all our certified professionals

Our Worldwide Impact

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Certified since 1960
Years improving birth
Countries represented

Help us ensure that every person has access to respectful, family-centered perinatal care.

We're creating a culture where expectant families are safe, respected, and able to make informed decisions. Join us!

Interracial Family Holding Baby Feet In Hands.
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