Welcome to the

Institute of Childbirth Educators

Childbirth education

Start a career you will love!

The Canadian Institute of Childbirth Educators is a Lamaze-Accredited Childbirth Educator Program. Take the program to prepare yourself to sit for the Lamaze exam and start helping parents prepare for birth!

Totally Customizable for your life

A great self-study program that you can fit around YOUR life. The only in-class requirement is a seminar (we offer various schedules to suit people from all over the world)

Amazing Faculty

Jennifer Rogers and Stefanie Antunes, program directors extraodinaire, will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you to be the best educator you can be!

Exceptional Support

Exceptional support is key. Your program directors will guide you in a way that suits your learning needs. Group support, one to one mentorship, as well as peer support are available as you work towards your pathway to certification.

couples attending a prenatal class

2024 Class Dates (all virtual):

June 21-23, 2024.



We’d love to welcome you to the ranks of Lamaze Certified Educators!

View the standard, most direct route for new and aspiring Lamaze educators:

Our Directors and Trainers


Stefanie Antunes – Program Director

Jennifer Rogers – Program Director

Priyanka Gulati – Program Trainer

Jennifer Fontaine – Program Trainer

Heather Crossan – Program Trainer


The Institute of Childbirth Educators is committed to growing the childbirth education profession and increasing access childbirth education to under-resourced communities. Workshop scholarships are offered based on a demonstrated commitment to community service AND financial need.