The Pajama party seemed to have started before I got to the room, as the first non-board member to enter the suite I think that says a lot about the energy of our Board. The wine hadn't been opened yet, but everyone already seemed giddy. It didn't take long for the pj clad members to fill the many rooms of the suite. Leopard print silk sat next to gray sweats and everyone seemed comfortable and well entertained. All the ladies of the Board circulated the crowd answering questions and listening to concerns.

Convention Pajama Party Rocks!

Jeanette Schwartz, ICEA President, hosted a Pajama Party for convention attendees to celebrate and mingle! In keeping with the convention theme, "Celebrate Childbirth Professionals".

Attendees had a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow peers and relax. The room filled quickly by 9:30 p.m. on Friday, and the chatting and fun times lasted past the suggested curfew.

It was such a fantastic time to unwind and connect with fellow peers.

Convention 2008: Day One

What a great start to Convention!! We are so excited to see so many new face along with those who we have met before.

We kicked off the evening with a rousing version of "ICEA" sang and danced to the tune of YMCA. That's right, us childbirth educators got funky and it was all thanks to Dolly Wagner who wrote the lyrics.

Newsflash: Maternity-care failings can be remedied with cost-saving fixes

A new report, "Evidence-Based Maternity Care: What It Is and What It Can Achieve," lays out the good and the bad.

Click here to read the article!

Newsflash: Cribs Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Delta Enterprise Corp., of New York, N.Y., is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 600,000 drop side cribs. The crib’s drop side can detach when the spring peg is not engaged, which can cause an entrapment and suffocation risk to infants and toddlers.

Click here for the full news release!

Newsflash: Statins May Prevent Some Miscarriages

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may help prevent miscarriages in women suffering from complications caused by the autoimmune disorder antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), a new study says.

Click here to read the rest of the article!

ICEA Member's eBulletin Fall 2008

2008 Convention Update
Convention is right around the corner! We are excited to come together and "Celebrate Birth Professionals". Guess what? It's not to late to register! Visit our website today to submit your registration online. Check out some really cheap airfares ($200 roundtrip from the west coast!) to Buffalo. We have several last minute additions to the convention agenda that we wanted to let you know about.