During this time, we have also granted permission for our ICEA Approved Trainers (IATs) to offer workshops online. Again, this is only for a limited period of time, but we felt it was necessary in this current crisis.
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.
The ICEA Board of Directors understands the challenges we are facing with recertification criteria during this pandemic. If your certification expires before September 30, 2020, and are concerned with your ability to complete the requirements, please contact our office at email@example.com and we will work with you on alternatives.
In the midst of these many changes, my hope is that each of you is doing well. The work you do supporting new families is needed all the more in times of crisis. The education and encouragement you provide is priceless.
Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for May 2020 and we hope you can join them virtually.
I don’t know if there is better preparation for a time like this than working in the birth world. We need to know the basics of labor and birth and at the same time be knowledgeable about the unexpected. We do not fearfully anticipate something going wrong, but we are prepared in case it does.
Here are two helpful articles discussing breastfeeding and COVID-19 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and La Leche League International (LLLI). This is an evolving situation and families need to make their best decision with the guidance provided.
This one-hour, on-demand webinar will focus on breastfeeding basics including how to teach strategies that can help mothers to be successful at nursing their babies. Discussions include frequency and duration of early feedings, the importance of skin to skin contact, and assuring a correct latch.
This one-hour, on-demand webinar explores the reproductive system from a childbearing standpoint with an emphasis on understanding the role of each organ and structure in the dynamics of the labor and birth process.
Did you know you can read ICEA Position Papers and pass the correlating Post Test to receive one ICEA CEU? Each post test may be purchased for US $26.
The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.