by Miles Oliver There’s no denying that mothers are doing the majority of the work when it comes to childbirth. There’s not much a father can do about that, but […]
Most of the time, a birthing person experiences childbirth as intense, but doulas, nurses, midwives and obstetricians are familiar with the process; we’ve seen it all. But there are rare times when birth is not traumatic for the mother, but is especially intense for the caregivers who are aware of medical things happening unbeknownst to the mother.
Such was the experience of my first homebirth.
by Tara VanDyke In a show of unity and professional cooperation, doulas gathered in Paris to invite direct conversations about collaborative care with obstetricians and midwives from around the world. […]
Ayisha Chandni, ICBD, has created a guide for professionals on cultural differences in India. Click the picture above or this link here to read her report. Want to know more […]
Meet Stephanie Sosnowski, a certified Childbirth Educator and IBCLC from Campbell Hall, New York. Stephanie currently serves on the ICEA Board as the Secretary. In this interview, learn about what […]
I am blessed to be an ICCE (previously also served on the Board) and do monthly pregnancy classes for moms-to-be in South Africa and Botswana. Over the recent years since […]
Patricia Fish is a certified professional from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently a certified Childbirth Educator, as well as an RN and IBCLC. Patricia serves on the ICEA board as […]
You’re Going To Be A Dad Daddilife Books 2021 Written by men for men, “You’re Going To Be A Dad” focuses on pregnancy, labor, and infancy from the dad’s perspective. […]
ICEA is proud to spotlight a certified professional each month. This month, meet Melissa Lennox. Melissa resides in New York City and serves as ICEA’s Director of Public Policy. She […]
Your Mindful Pregnancy Meditations and Practices for a Stress-Free, Happy, and Healthy Pregnancy Sarah Rudell Beach 2021 CICO Books “Your Mindful Pregnancy” focuses on mindfulness techniques that allow you […]
ICEA wants to highlight all of the amazing professionals in the community. For the month of April, ICEA is proud to feature Connie. Connie Bach Jeckell is a certified professional […]
Debbie Young is the current President-Elect for the 2022-2023 ICEA board. Hailing from Colorado, she is certified as an ICCE, ICBD, ICPD, MSL, CLC, and a LCCE. Learn about her […]
Emily Mason is serving as the newest Director of Postpartum Education for ICEA. Located in Iowa, she became a Postpartum Doula in 2018. Learn more about her unique journey below! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Shared by Susan Rollason, RDH, CDHC, Public Health Dental Hygienist Pregnancy is a unique period during a woman’s life and is characterized by complex physiological changes, which may adversely affect […]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.