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

Our blog serves our professional members and general readers with an interactive platform discussing current maternity and newborn issues.

Our regular contributors:

Donna Walls, RN, ICCE, IBCLC, ANLCimage1 (2)

Donna lives in Dayton, Ohio and in addition to her expertise as listed above, she is also a master herbalist and certified aromatherapist. She’ll keep us up-to-date on breastfeeding issues, and occasionally help us stay safe in quickly changing world of aromatherapy.

Michal HeadshotMichal Klau-Stevens, LCCE

Otherwise known as The Birth Lady, Michal Klau-Stevens is a maternity consumer advocate, teacher, and speaker. She is the creator of the Mastering Maternity™ system, a program that helps expectant parents confidently approach pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, early parenting, and navigating the maternity healthcare system. She is a Past President of BirthNetwork National, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and a Masters Candidate in Public Health and Social Work at the University of Connecticut.

IMG_5443Breezy Smid

Breezy, a born and raised California girl, became an American transplant in the Netherlands. She has a love for the birthing world, plus a background in psychology and nursing. She will be using her unique perspective to share her observations about the differences between the Dutch and American approaches to pregnancy and birth.