ICEA Mission

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and other health care providers who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

ICEA supports the World Health Organization's Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes.

ICEA's goals are to provide: 
* Training and continuing education programs
* Quality educational resources
* Professional certification programs

Brief History:
ICEA is a nonprofit organization. Since its formation in 1960, ICEA members and member groups have remained autonomous, establishing their own policies and creating their own programs. There are no membership requirements for individuals other than a commitment to family-centered maternity care and the philosophy of freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in childbirth.