Mission

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) is an infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion and midwife and doula training organization. The mission is to increase the number of Black midwives, doulas, and healers, to empower families, in order to eliminate infant and maternal mortality. Established in 1991 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, ICTC has chapters and members around the globe to improve birth outcomes and build capacity.