As the new President of ICEA, I look forward to building on the successes of the past, making changes where needed to grow even more, and support all of our certified professionals so they can support their families.
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.
We have had to face many challenges this past year, but your ingenuity and creativity have been nothing short of inspirational. Thank you for the work you do!
Labor is not easy, but having someone help you through it makes the experience much more manageable. Words of encouragement are long remembered. They stay with us and bolster our spirits in other situations when we are tempted to give up.
There is much room for improvement in the birth world, but please take time to appreciate the advances that have occurred. Progress may seem frustratingly slow, but we are moving forward. Education is essential for continued progress – and education is what ICEA is all about.
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.
It is with great honor and privilege that I have been able to play a small part in mentoring my friend and colleague, Chen, to have met all of the requirements to become the first ICEA Approved Trainer in China.
What are your gifts? Would you like to be a part of making a difference on a national and international level? Our Board of Directors would love to hear from you. Email us with suggestions. Volunteer your time and energy.
Decorate your virtual background and bake your favorite flavor of cake because ICEA is turning 60! Registration is now open for this free event on 22 September.
Join us for our virtual Certified Professional Meeting and 60th Birthday Celebration on 22 September and our 2020 Virtual Conference! ICEA will release a bundle of conference presentations every Tuesday in October starting on 6 October. Busy in October? The conference bundles will be available for viewing until the 31 December.
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.