Expectant Parents

ICEA Certified Educators and Doulas are committed to family centered maternity care and freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives. Contact your local educator or doula.

Certification Process

ICEA is a long established childbirth education organization providing a comprehensive training program. Become certified and begin the journey to a rewarding career.

Certified Educators

ICEA is committed to offering continuing education and networking opportunities to our certified educators and doulas. Together we can promote family centered maternity care.

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!

Moving Forward

The ICEA Board of Directors defines how moving our headquarters from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Raleigh, North Carolina “moves” the International Childbirth Education Association forward. Although making the decision to leave Minneapolis was difficult, especially after our long and valuable relationships with the community and the employees, relocating in North Carolina is a move to foster the continued growth of ICEA for years to come.