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Board and StaffNews Celebrating Childbirth Educators: An Interview With Amy Nevland January 27, 2023 News A Note from the President | Looking Forward January 10, 2023 Board and StaffNews A […]

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From the Blog Celebrating Childbirth Educators: An Interview With Amy Nevland International Childbirth Education Week is January 25th through January 31st. ICEA is proud to celebrate so many hardworking Childbirth Educators throughout this week. To recognize the amazing work worldwide, we interviewed Amy Nevland, an ICEA-Certified Childbirth Educator and current Director of Education at ICEA….

What is a Doula?

What is a Doula?

What is a Doula? Birth Doulas prepare families for childbirth with evidence-based information and attend to the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of people in labor. Postpartum Doulas provide culturally appropriate emotional support to assist parents with the transitions of the postpartum period and caring for a new baby. In addition, doulas follow up with…

Parent Resources FAQs

Parent Resources FAQs

Find an ICEA-Certified Professional Our ICEA-certified educators and doulas are equipped to support families with emotional and informational support. We hope you can use our directory to find a professional in your area to guide you through this overwhelming transition in your family life. We have collected some of our answers to frequently asked questions….

Trainings

Trainings

Live Workshops Attend a live workshop, either in-person or virtually. Advantages include mentorship and guidance provided by ICEA trainer, as well as connection of learning with a group of like-minded people. In-Person Workshops: Bring an in-person training to your location by contacting one of our ICEA approved trainers Travel to a scheduled training in another…

Certification FAQs

Certification FAQs

Certification TypesEnrollExamPricingCertification FAQsLive Trainings Other questions? Contact Us What sets ICEA’s certifications apart from others in the field? Expand ICEA has been established for more than 60 years as a leader in the field of perinatal education Recognized nationally and internationally for our high standards Rigorous programs ensure each certified professional has been trained to…

Donate

Donate

Donations to ICEA support: Scholarships towards certification and recertification fees Improving access to childbirth education Help ICEA to fulfill its mission ICEA is a nonprofit organization and can accept donations. Your donations are tax-deductible. Any donations received are used towards supporting our mission of increasing global access to safe, and culturally respectful, family-centered perinatal care….

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Scholarships

The ICEA Scholarship Program ICEA has been proud to present our scholarship program since the Spring of 2020, our scholarships cover fees associated with our certification programs. We have had hundreds of applicants and have been fortunate enough to be able to continue this program of giving. Twice a year, the application process will open…

Volunteer

Volunteer

Being involved and active allows you to have a voice and help the ICEA organization grow and thrive. Please consider volunteering with us. See opportunities below. Serve on a Committee Join one of our committees to help advance our work and expand access to respectful, family-centered perinatal care. Education Committee Expand Chaired by the directors of…

Advocate

Advocate

ICEA advocates for birthing families in many impactful ways. This happens through “signing on” for legislation that impacts to-be parents, current parents, babies and health initiatives. When appropriate, the ICEA board will send out a written position on a particular issue (email, blog, press release) or create a resource like our “What is a Doula?”…

Get Involved

Get Involved

As a prospective candidate, member, IAT, or certified professional, ICEA is your organization. Advocate ICEA advocates for birthing families in many impactful ways.”     Learn More Volunteer Being involved and active allows you to have a voice and help our organization grow and thrive. Learn more about how you can create a positive impact!…

Exam

Exam

The Certification Exam Each ICEA certification exam tests for a thorough knowledge of the content in the study guides and on the objectives outlined in each curriculum. Exam Format Expand The exam consists of multiple choice questions and is timed. ICCE exam: 150 questions, 3 hours ICBD exam: 100 questions, 2 hours ICPD exam: 75…

Pricing

Pricing

Certification TypesEnrollExamPricingCertification FAQsLive Trainings Basic Pricing Structure In-Person Online Enrollment & Workshop $230 Enrollment PLUS $450-650 Workshop $750 Enrollment AND Access to Online Workshop*** Exam $390 $390 Certification Enrollment Pricing ICEA Enrollment Fee (USD) Discounted ICEA Enrollment Fee (USD) Available for candidates who hold multiple ICEA certifications $230 $218 Equitable Pricing Details Expand Country Category…

Approved Trainer (IAT)

Approved Trainer (IAT)

The ICEA Approved Trainer (IAT) is an independent contractor who represents ICEA by training those who are becoming certified. The IATs teach the live certifying workshops required for certification. IATs are specially selected and have been involved with ICEA for some time and they truly understand ICEA’s mission. If you are interested or have been…

Postpartum Doula (ICPD)

Postpartum Doula (ICPD)

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…

Birth Doula (ICBD) doula and pregnant woman exercising

Birth Doula (ICBD)

ICEA Certified Birth Doulas are trained professionals who recognize birth as a key life experience. They attend and support the physical, emotional, informational and social needs of women in labor. In addition, they offer new parents advocacy, guidance and referrals to community resources. These resources often-times encompass many spheres including but not limited to self-care,…

Childbirth Educator (ICCE)

Childbirth Educator (ICCE)

Are you passionate about family-centered perinatal care? Do you believe in a person’s freedom to make informed decisions based on knowledge of alternatives? Our childbirth educator certification program will give you the training and experience you need to make a difference in the lives of expecting families. Our ICEA Certified Childbirth Educators are trained professionals…

History

History

At the first National Convention for Childbirth Education held in Milwaukee in 1960 the name International Childbirth Education Association was adopted. Since then we have added Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula certifications as well as more partners with recognized lactation organizations. Timeline Expand 1930s In 1932 Grantly Dick-Read MD gave birth to a revolutionary concept…

Why ICEA

Why ICEA

ICEA has been a leader in certification for more than 60 years We believe in freedom of choice based on knowledge of alternatives We promote our professionals as a valuable part of the healthcare team for new families We offer support and mentorship throughout the certification journey As of January 2022, ICEA Certified Birth Doulas…

Contact

Contact

International Childbirth Education Association 919.674.4183 919.459.2075 110 Horizon Drive, Ste. 210Raleigh, NC 27615 info@icea.org ICEA employs a North Carolina-based management company, IMI, to keep the day-to-day operations of our organization running smoothly. Meet the team > "*" indicates required fields Name* Email* Phone*Your Message*PhoneThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Δ

Blog

Blog

Write for the ICEA Blog! Expand The ICEA blog is a community space that is filled with both personal stories and rigorous academic information. Whether you have a fun tale to tell or some new, evidence-based research to share, please share your writing with us. The ICEA blog calendar is managed by the ICEA board…

About ICEA approved trainer

About

Who We AreWhy ICEAHistoryEquity, Diversity, & InclusionBoard & StaffContact Our Organization The International Childbirth Education Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1960, is an autonomous certifying body governed by an elected volunteer board of directors. ICEA certified professionals are trained to provide family-centered perinatal care and to promote the freedom of choice based on knowledge…

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