A Note From the ICEA President | Focus on Breastfeeding

August has a lot of focus on breastfeeding.  The first week is World Breastfeeding Week. This year, the focus was on the shared responsibility of protecting breastfeeding for more information; WABA.

Congratulations to the First Round of 2021 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.

2022 Board Nominations Open

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.

A Note From the ICEA President | 2021 Strategic Planning Recap

I want to thank you for your dedication, compassion, and support. Creating a family is a life changing event and having the support and education are so important for best outcomes and bonding.

A Note From the ICEA President | Transitions

We all need to recognize that we have been through a very difficult time. Everyone has been impacted in some way or another from the stress of this event. It is important that you take some time and really reflect on what you experienced and how it impacted you.

Webinar | Breastfeeding Makes All the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Overcoming Adversity

Breastfeeding improves maternal sleep, lowers the risk of depression, lessens anger and irritability, and even attenuates the negative effects of past sexual assault. When it comes to overcoming adversity and stopping the intergenerational cycle of violence, breastfeeding makes all the difference.

A Note From the ICEA President | Compassion and Empathy

For some women, becoming a mom is one of the most cherished events of their life. Some moms come into parenthood reluctantly or unexpectedly. No matter what the situation, it is a transformational event that leaves a lasting impact on the person.

A Note From the ICEA President | Inclusive Language

As an international organization, the Board of Directors frequently looks at language so that we can do our best to do the right thing for all our families. This is an evolving area and there will be changes. I, myself, and our Board of Directors are committed to hearing how we can support and educate all birthing families.

USBC Benefits Now Available to ICEA Certified Professionals

ICEA Certified Professionals and those working towards certification are now eligible for U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) benefits! The first benefit that will be accessible to any individual affiliated with ICEA International Childbirth Education Association will be a discounted registration to attend the 2021 National Breastfeeding Conference & Convening (NBCC).