Season 4 Episode 4: ICEA – 60 Years of Educator & Doula Training to Improve Maternal-Child Health with Bonita Katz, President of ICEA
Oct 07 2020 41 mins
Listen as Bonita (Boni) Katz BA, RN, ICCE, ICBD, IAT, CLCtalks about the impact that ICEA has had on the field of maternal-child health and her own journey. Promoting family-centered care and freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of options and alternatives are the key tenants of ICEA. Boni’s own birth helped spark her interest in becoming a certified childbirth educator and doula with ICEA. Joining ICEA in 1991, she went on to become a nurse and has continued her work as a childbirth educator and doula. Boni joined the ICEA board 2013 and is currently serving a two-year term as the president through the end of this year.
Listen and Learn:
A short history of childbirth education in the US
ICEA’s journey from teaching parents to training teachers (and later doulas)
The importance of certification
The flexibility that is needed during times like COVID