ICEA Childbirth Educator Workshop and Business Training

Upcoming Training Dates

Workshop fees include unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registration through certification. 

If you would like to bring a training to your area please email me.​

Workshop Schedule:
Day one and two: 9 am to 6 pm  
Day three: 9 am to 7 pm 

​Fee: $475 unless otherwise marked​​

March 19-21 2018 - Milwaukee, WI
​​Beyond the Birth 
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214

June 22-24, 2018 - Cleveland, OH
Location TBD

June 28-30, 2018 - Chapel Hill/Durham, NC
6804 Farrington, Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

August 18-20, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN
Location TBD

​​​​​September 21-23, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI 
​​Beyond the Birth
1588 S. 81st St.
West Allis, WI 53214

December 8-10, 2018, Raleigh, NC
Location TBD

When registering for your workshop please note that if you are flying in please consider calling us to ensure the workshop is running before making flight and hotel arrangements.  Thank you.

MTM Training offers a childbirth educator training that is approved by ICEA for certification purposes.  In our 3 day hands on and interactive training you will learn the basics of becoming an independent childbirth educator.  You will leave with the skills to set up a classroom and curriculum and be able to start your business.  Your trainer who has been working in the birth world for more than 13 yrs will also serve as your mentor as you move from novice educator to an experienced one.  

This training is only one step towards certification and trainees should visit the ICEA website  for full details on certification requirements and fees.  (It is recommended to purchase and bring along  “Prepared Childbirth-the educator’s guide.”)

At this workshop we will go over all of the basics of creating a classroom, options in teaching, and getting your class up and running.  We do a lot of interactive activities, have discussions, there are lectures and videos, and you get to try your hand at teaching to our group.....we touch on many different aspects and explore all types of learning styles.  We also incorporate technology into the classroom with the use of tablets that I bring along for your use during the training.  All of this provides participants the opportunity to also expand your learning and experience as we go through the three days.  The topics we cover (although not in this order) include:

  • ICEA and Family-centered Maternity Care
  • Informed Decision-making and Evidence-based Teaching
  • Teaching Skills for the Childbirth Educator
  • Curriculum Development
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Reproduction
  • The Labor Process
  • Coping Skills for Labor
  • Transition and Birth
  • Complications, interventions, and Unexpected Outcomes
  • Postpartum and the Newborn Care

Training fee: $475 unless otherwise marked (this fee includes unlimited phone and email mentoring support from the date of registering through the completion of certification).  Registrations that occur within one month of the training will incur a $50 late registration fee unless stated otherwise.*  

The exact location of the training will be determined one month before the event is scheduled to occur based upon the number of people enrolled.  There must be a minimum of four people enrolled for the training to run, and there will be a limited number of late registration spots available.

If you are planning on attending more than one workshop please email me for details on receiving a discount.


*Training fees and late fees vary slightly based upon location of the training.  Early registration ends one month prior to the event date unless otherwise noted - after early registration ends add $50 to the fee per training.

.** To qualify for the discount participants must register and pay for the trainings at the same time.

Now including Advanced Business Matters (a 6 hr intensive business training to get your business off to the best possible start) and Safety and Self Care (a 3 hr training to teach you how to be as safe as you possibly can be).