A Note From the ICEA President | Welcome to 2022

As we continue to work hard to serve you, we appreciate all you are doing to teach and support all of the families who are going through the life changing event of becoming parents.

Congratulations to the Second Round of 2021 Scholarship Winners

Thank you to everyone who applied for an ICEA scholarship during the most recent application period. We received so many incredible applications and are encouraged by your dedication to improving birth outcomes for all families.

A Note From the ICEA President | Joy and Anticipation

Joy and anticipation are what we get to experience working in the perinatal field. Our families are in the process of the biggest change as they anticipate or are in the midst of the birth of their new baby.

Donate Now to the Teaching Tools for Educators Initiative

“Teaching Tools for Educators” is a new initiative of the ICEA Scholarship program. The new “Teaching Tools” initiative will subsidize the cost of basic teaching tools for ICEA educators. Donate now.

A Note From the ICEA President | Know You Make a Difference

I want to again, thank all of you for everything you do to support expectant and new parents. It’s not always immediately and sometimes never known the impact you have on their lives. Continue your hard work remembering our core values: Compassion, Collaboration, and Choice. Know you make a difference!

ICEA Birth Doula Certification Recognized to Become a TRICARE-Authorized Provider

Selected out of over 150 organizations and based on strict criteria, ICEA’s Certified Birth Doula program was recognized as one of five certifying programs for birth doulas desiring to become TRICARE-authorized providers.

Register Now For the 2021 Annual Meeting

We hope you’ll join us for our Annual Meeting on 15 November 2021 at 5:30 PM ET. This meeting will be held via webinar and the board will discuss updates from this year. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from the board and ask questions. Register now.

A Note From the ICEA President | Teach, Educate, Support, and Inform

As educators, doulas, and lactation specialists, we are in a unique position to teach, educate, support, and inform. We often have more time with the patients and clients than other care providers. We also are frequently using a different approach or looking at things from a different angle. 

Earn 8 CEs at InJoy’s Virtual Summit on September 24 – 25

Join our President, Elizabeth Kirts at the InJoy Virtual Summit: Rebound & Rebuild. There is still time to sign up and join us live or you can register now and watch it later, up to 6 months access.  Register here before October 8.

A Note From the ICEA President | Birth Time

So often in life we are wanting to rush forward to the next big thing or to get past a challenging time only to miss the little things that happen in the middle. Mindfulness will teach us this; the past is over, the future is yet to come, what we really have is the present.