Certification Overview & Curriculum
The ICEA Birth Doula Certification Program verifies that birth doulas have the necessary education and skills to enable them to facilitate expectant parents’ mental and physical preparation for pregnancy, labor, birth and parenthood. The program promotes the concept of the birth doula as an advocate of the natural process of childbirth and the right of the expectant parent to make informed decisions based on knowledge of alternatives. Following is the program curriculum:
Part I – Introduction to ICEA
Part II – Labor Overview
Part III – Labor Process
Part IV – Comfort Measures
Part V – Family Integration
Part VI – Coping with the Unusual
The ICEA Certified Birth Doula is expected to further a wider understanding of ICEA’s mission and philosophy among health professionals and the public.
For answers to all your certification questions, please visit our FAQ page.