You're Invited To Our Birthday Party and Conference

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.

A Note From the ICEA President | Life Lessons

In response to a recent member survey, ICEA will be offering a series of webinars on the most requested topics including, teaching tips, maternal mental health, comfort measures, and diversity/inclusivity. You will hear from some who are experts in their field and from some of ICEA’s most experienced educators and doulas.

Congratulations to the First Round of 2020 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.

Advocating For Equity

As the Executive Director of ICEA, along with the Board of Directors, I hope to be an agent of change. I not only want to get the conversation started among the ICEA community, but also put plans in place that execute the mission of the organization and stand behind our statement on racial disparities.

ICEA Board Nominations Deadline Has Been Extended

We want the voices on our Board of Directors to represent all of our certified professionals. ICEA leadership needs your voice and unique perspective. Your expertise will benefit ICEA certified professionals, and your support will help them improve birth outcomes for all.

Webinar | Detecting Bias in Research

Between the time a researcher starts conducting research and the time you share that research with your clients, there are numerous places where bias impacts the process. This one hour webinar will give you some tools to help you to recognize and detect the sometimes surprising source of those biases.

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

We don't want to simply offer our words. We want to take concrete steps to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity. Though the board is in continued discussions regarding our efforts for change, we wanted to share the first three steps we're taking to make this a reality.

Webinar | Save Babies with Us: A Healthcare Provider’s Guide to Talking to Expectant Parents about Fetal Monitoring

This one-hour webinar will demonstrate how to implement Count the Kicks into their own practice with the goal of improving birth outcomes. It will show educators how to utilize the free kick counting tools and resources available to them.

A Note From the ICEA President | Thoughtful Celebration

ICEA’s vision of a nurtured world through professionals trained with these values requires persistent dedication. It is not enough to simply reiterate the words. We must continually demonstrate compassion.