Attend a Certification Workshop Virtually

During this time, we have also granted permission for our ICEA Approved Trainers (IATs) to offer workshops online. Again, this is only for a limited period of time, but we felt it was necessary in this current crisis.

2021 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.

Important Recertification Information

The ICEA Board of Directors understands the challenges we are facing with recertification criteria during this pandemic. If your certification expires before September 30, 2020, and are concerned with your ability to complete the requirements, please contact our office at and we will work with you on alternatives.

A Note From the ICEA President | Adjustments

In the midst of these many changes, my hope is that each of you is doing well. The work you do supporting new families is needed all the more in times of crisis. The education and encouragement you provide is priceless.

Attend a Virtual Certification Workshop in May 2020

Our talented IATs have a full schedule planned for May 2020 and we hope you can join them virtually.

A Note From the ICEA President | Education For Life

I don’t know if there is better preparation for a time like this than working in the birth world. We need to know the basics of labor and birth and at the same time be knowledgeable about the unexpected. We do not fearfully anticipate something going wrong, but we are prepared in case it does.

Breastfeeding and COVID-19

Here are two helpful articles discussing breastfeeding and COVID-19 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and La Leche League International (LLLI). This is an evolving situation and families need to make their best decision with the guidance provided.

Webinar | Breastfeeding Your Baby

This one-hour, on-demand webinar will focus on breastfeeding basics including how to teach strategies that can help mothers to be successful at nursing their babies. Discussions include frequency and duration of early feedings, the importance of skin to skin contact, and assuring a correct latch.

Webinar | Reproductive Anatomy and Pelvic Structure

This one-hour, on-demand webinar explores the reproductive system from a childbearing standpoint with an emphasis on understanding the role of each organ and structure in the dynamics of the labor and birth process.