About International Childbirth Ed Week

January 25-31, 2020 is the inaugural year for International Childbirth Education Week. This is a time to celebrate the value of childbirth education and the hard work of childbirth educators. This brand new week of celebration is meant to recognize the importance of evidence-based childbirth education, promote awareness of the benefits of childbirth education for birthing parents, and to honor those in the field.

The theme for 2020 in “Leap Ahead with Childbirth Ed!”

A social media kit is available! Spread the word about the value of childbirth education and childbirth educators for families.

Benefits of taking Childbirth Education:

  • Increased confidence, skills, & knowledge for labor, delivery, and postpartum
  • Decreased anxiety & fear about childbirth
  • Better navigation of the maternity-care system
  • Increased likelihood of vaginal delivery
  • Greater knowledge of pain management strategies & the informed consent process

We want to celebrate all the amazing instructors around the world who are helping improve the world one student at a time by bringing evidence-based childbirth instruction to all birthing families. You work hard to help people know what to expect and how to navigate all that they encounter along the way from pregnancy to postpartum.

Partner Organizations & Individuals

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., MPH, CLC, AdvCD(DONA), ICCE, LCCE, FACCE
Hillary Melchiors Ph.D., MPH, LCCE, CD(DONA)
Julie Olson, LCCE
Leah Garner CD/PCD(DONA) CBE, BEC
Cortney Louge
Debbie Young, MSL, LCCE, ICCE, CLC
Erica Verbeck, LLL Leader
Ashley White, CD(DONA), SBD, CBE
Bobbi Jo Bush BSN, RN, CBC, Doula, CCE, Evidence Based Birth ® Instructor
Megan Neal Doula & Childbirth Educator with Birth Your Way
Annah Cecil
Amy Coontz
Kathryn M. L. Konrad, MS, RNC-OB, LCCE, FACCE
100% Doula
The Birth Geeks Podcast
Loran Bernert M.D. Birth Doula
Andrea Lythgoe, LCCE
Sheri Walker RN, Doula, Childbirth Educator
Mandi Baladez, TLCD
Bethany Geisel CD(DONA), LCCE, HCHD
Rae Davies, BSH, LCCE, AdvCD/BDT(DONA)
Lou Ann Damsma, LCCE, CD(DONA), CLC, CEIM
Andrea Hewitt, MA, CD(DONA), LCCE
Татьяна Британ, Украина,Днепр, СКЦ “Аист”ая курсы
Kim Martino-Sexton, NFC
BirthBasics LLC
Emily Perkins, LCCE
Olena Pedchenko, reproductive psychologist, childbirth educator, doula
Bethany Geisel CD(DONA), LCCE, HCHD
Kristin Bryan SBD
Samantha Otto, LCCE
Mandi Baladez, TLCD
Marissa Peterson, SBD
Svetlana
Inna
Leah Garner CD/PCD(DONA) CBE, BEC
Marissa Peterson, SBD
Joy Gifford, Birth Doula
Ирина Безрукова Центр подготовки к родам и материнству “ДоулаМама”
Rubina Motwani
Lindsey Seger
Deborah Woolley, CNM, PhD, MPH, FACCE
BEST Doula Training
Susan Breisch LCCE
JoLynne Polichette, CD(DONA), LCCE
Sarah Landry, BEd, LCCE, CIMI
Kerry-Ann Rapheal BS, ICCE, CLC
Jessie Uchytil, CD, CPD, CBE
Brenicka Smith
Gemma Wilson, LCCE
Anna Kangas, Birth Doula
Harini
Amy Latyak BSN, RN, CCE, CBC
Rebekah Orr, Birth Doula
Connie Bach-Jeckell, RN, IAT, ICCE, ICD
Julia Ford Doula
Rachel Nugent, Antenatal Ireland educator
Lifecycle WomanCare
Dr. Manjari Santhanagopal (CCCE) (CAPPA)
Sherri Wilkerson, LCCE, CD(DONA)
Niamh Cassidy, Antenatal Educator
Anna Whetsel Rucker, Doula, HypnoBirthing®️ Childbirth Educator

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