First, thanks for being part of ICEA. I was so glad to speak to a couple of members this week who each explained how much ICEA meant to them and […]
Hello everyone! I’m excited to be the new ICEA President. It has been a year of learning under the great leadership of Liz Kirts. We are so thankful for all […]
I’ve thought a lot about this last “Note from the President” that I will write. I have been on the Board of Directors for such a long time now. I […]
ICEA is looking for a Director of Lactation. Interested? The application is due by 31 January 2024. Purpose of job: Update and educate the board on matters pertaining to breastfeeding; promote […]
I am writing this two months early. Maybe I’m premature! No, Liz is tending to some needed things and asked me to step in for her. We just returned from […]
One of the things I do when I’m not working is music. I have been singing in my church choir for about five years. Three years ago, I started playing […]
ICEA will join the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics for the XXIV FIGO World Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 9 -12 October 2023. Tara VanDyke, ICEA board member, […]
Collaboration is something that has been on my mind these past few weeks. I am working on our re-designation for Baby Friendly, and it is a huge task. This is […]
I’ve mentioned it many times that I am very lucky where I work. I have an exciting job that varies in daily tasks. And we have a team who is […]
As a part of my job, I am responsible for maintaining our hospital Baby-Friendly Designation. This year is an assessment year, and this is not an easy task. I feel […]
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.
Many years ago, as a fairly new childbirth educator, I would see the nominations for the Board of Directors or go to conferences and view the Board. I would think, […]
May is a month when we honor some of the most amazing people, mothers, nurses, and teachers. Some of us fit into all three groups. While others of us fit […]
My month started with a coincidental staff meeting for my lactation staff on IBCLC Recognition Day. I turned it into a celebration along with education and coordination. Recognizing this team […]
BY ELIZABETH KIRTS, MPH, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC Last night I was “nominated” for the Facebook What Brings You Joy challenge. It’s where you post a picture every day with no […]
International Childbirth Education Week is January 25th through January 31st. ICEA is proud to celebrate so many hardworking Childbirth Educators throughout this week. To recognize the amazing work worldwide, we interviewed Amy Nevland, an ICEA-Certified Childbirth Educator and current Director of Education at ICEA.
Note from the President January 2023 Welcome to 2023! Just a few months ago, I had planned to end my term as President of ICEA the 31st of December. However […]
Sitting in my office reflecting on the past year, it is a very snowy day in my hometown. As much as I don’t like to be cold, the snow is […]
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. […]
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 […]
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