Beth Goss Certified Gottman Educator and Training Specialist Tenured Faculty, North Seattle College Sarah and Daniel were excited to become first time parents. They took all the birthing classes, had […]
The many of us from the Board of Directors met in person for the very first time when we got together on October 27th for an in person strategic planning […]
BY ELIZABETH KIRTS, MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC I am starting this month’s note on the somber topic of infant loss. October 15th is World Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. […]
by Donna Walls, RN, BSN, IBCLC, ANLC Many, probably most new mothers are looking for information and answers to their concerns on the internet. The internet is often the first […]
Want to attend a new FREE online “festival” style event on the science of breastfeeding? Aimed at doulas, childbirth educators, midwives and lactation professionals. Hosted by Toni Harman, Filmmaker behind […]
As I am writing this, our Virtual Conference, Surviving to Thriving is a mere 45 days and 6 minutes away. I hope you are registered. As we made decisions on […]
Providing pregnant women with counseling to promote healthy oral health behaviors may reduce the transmission of bacteria from mothers to infants and young children, thereby delaying or preventing the onset of caries.
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.
Remember, if you register by 31 August, then you can take advantage of our Early Bird Rates. The Category A Early Bird rate is $199!
We know committing to attend a conference is a big investment. That’s why we wanted to take time to answer the top three questions we receive about our 2022 Virtual Conference.
What grounds your or fills you up? How can you find those moments to rejuvenate and reenergize? Don’t let the moments slip away uncaptured because the present is what we have.
The Family Counselor Program Certification: A Collaboration Between ICEA and the Healthy Children Project
This collaboration grew out of discussions over many years between Dr. Abla Al Alfy’s team, an Egyptian pediatrician with the Ministry of Health and Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, and the Healthy Children Project’s team.
During this conference, you’ll have the opportunity to earn up to 24 CEUs. That’s enough for recertification! Our special Early Bird prices will end on 31 August, so make certain to register quickly to receive our best rate.
I’ve said it before and will keep saying it, we are so very lucky to be doing what we are doing. We have so many opportunities to impact families. And we may never know how our help, guidance, teaching, or compassion will help a family. Keep doing what you are doing!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.