ICEA Certified Postpartum Doulas are trained professionals who understand the individualized needs of today’s families. They provide families with culturally appropriate emotional support to assist with the transitions of the postpartum period and having a new baby. ICEA Certified Postpartum Doulas also respect the parenting style of the family, provide opportunities for the mother to ask questions or express concerns, and provide encouragement. They also demonstrate newborn care, assist with breastfeeding, provide care to older children, and more.
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The ICEA Postpartum Doula Certification Program verifies that postpartum doulas have the necessary education and skills to enable them to care for families after the arrival of a new baby, whether through vaginal delivery, cesarean section, or adoption. The program promotes the concept of the postpartum doula as a part of the family's postpartum support team and circle of care, offering physical and informational support to empower the parents to make informed parental decisions based on the knowledge of alternatives.
- Part I – ICEA
- Part II – What is a Postpartum Doula?
- Part III – The Parents – Supporting the Family Right From the Start
- Part IV – The 4th Trimester
- Part V – First 365 Days: Supporting Healthy Growth and Development
- Part VI – 366 to 1,000 Days: Supporting Healthy Growth and Development
- Part VII – Business of Being a Postpartum Doula: Through the First 1,000 Days
This pathway for certification is the right choice for you if you have little or no experience as a postpartum doula, or you are a birth doula, nurse, or another birth professional who wants to expand your services to include postpartum care.
Steps to Certification
This pathway for certification is the right choice for you if you are or have been (within the last 2 years) currently certified with another recognized postpartum doula organization, such as DONA or CAPPA, and have been actively practicing for a minimum of two years
Steps to Certification
ICEA is dedicated to maintaining a rigorous standard of excellence, and thus all ICEA certifications are valid for three years. At the completion of the three years, all ICEA Certified Postpartum Doulas must apply for recertification.
ICEA believes that postpartum doulas are continually educating themselves and learning from their clients. Recertification validates commitment to the profession and ensures the continuation of receiving the benefits of ICEA affiliation.
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