Why should I train with ICEA?

‚ÄčICEA is an international organization with a long and rich history.  Originally started in 1960 for childbirth educators this organization has grown and changed to add several other areas of interest.  ICEA is an evidence based organization that believes in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family centered maternity and newborn care.

Why should I train with Michelle from MTM Training ?

Michelle believes very strongly in not only teaching the materials an individuals needs to be good in her profession, but also in providing high quality mentoring.  Her workshops are set up so that they will meet the needs of various learners and their learning styles.  Michelle understands that no two learners are the same, so her classroom setting and teaching style reflects the needs of the individuals she works with.

Michelle has also been working within the birth world for the past 15+ yrs, and owns and operates two successful birth related businesses in addition to her training business.  She runs a private birth based business called Milwaukee Doulas where she offers services as an educator, birth doula, postpartum doula and lactation counselor.  She also runs a non-profit organization called Mothering the Mother, Inc that she founded in 2010 which provides all of the same services as her private business, but makes them available to all families based upon income.  

How can I bring an ICEA training to my location?
If you are interested in bringing an ICEA training to your community please send an email to milwaukeedoulas@gmail.com  

Host expectations include:

  • Finding a free location that is large enough to accommodate 8 participants with either a projector or tv with a HDMI hook up.
  • Assist with promotion within your community to help meet the minimum attendee requirement.
  • Provide light snacks and beverages (i.e. popcorn, pretzels, granola bars, fruit, or other snacks and water -  what to provide exactly is up to you) for the three days of the training.
  • Be on premises during the training to assist with logistics as needed (i.e. temperature adjustment, lighting, etc)
  • Provide the trainer with transportation from the airport to her hotel and her hotel to the training location and back if necessary.


If I host a training what benefit do I get for the effort?*

For the birth doula, postpartum doula, and childbirth educator workshops:
With 6 paid participants a host will receive her training for FREE!!!

With 5 paid participate a host will receive her training for $200

With 4 paid participants a host will receive her training for $300

With 3 paid participants a host will receive her training for $400

For the early lactation or business workshops:

With 10 paid participants the host will receive her training for FREE!!!

With 9 paid participants the host will receive her training for $100

With 8 paid participants the host will receive her training for $150

*Fees above apply to workshops held within the United States.  If you would like to bring a workshop to your area and you live outside of the United States please contact me to learn more


Have other questions that are not listed above?  Email us 


Ready to start the process and sign up to become a host and bring a workshop to your area?  Fill out this form.