What we do

Are you seeking a passionate pregnancy and a beautiful birth? Are you looking to approach your upcoming birth with courage, compassion, and confidence? CEC's classes offer 20 years of experience working with over 1600 couples from more than 70 countries. We provide a variety of birth and parenting classes and consultations via Skype for women throughout the world, as well as “live” classes in Tokyo, Japan and Amherst, MA. Join us for the journey of a lifetime.

Private consultations and coaching for clarifying your birthing desires, choosing a caregiver who meets those desires, prenatal and postnatal sessions for helping you handle pre-birth worries and post-birth self- and child-care challenges, and breastfeeding consultations are all available.

Who we are

CEC Director Brett Iimura, ICCE

Brett Iimura, ICCE

Why Choose CEC?

  • CEC maintains an international network of midwives, doctors, and allied health professionals keeping its finger on the pulse of birth related issues around the world.
  • Classes focus on unbiased, up-to-date, evidence-based information.
  • Woman-centered approach.
  • Personalized, individualized attention.
  • Long-standing reputation: CEC has appeared in print, radio, and TV in Japan, the US, and on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Thorough set of handouts included with each class.
  • Vocabulary lists in over a dozen languages available.
  • Childbirth Educator Brett Iimura, with 20 years of experience, certified by International Childbirth Education Association, is the primary instructor.
  • Ms. Iimura's many years in Japan and language fluency allow her an inside view of birth practices and practioners in the country.
  • Interactive and fun format for hands-on learning easily adapted to both skype and live classes.
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