International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC)

The International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Inc. (ICTC) is a non-profit African centered organization located in Portland, Oregon. ICTC was created to promote the health of women and their families and to train Black women aspiring to become midwives. We provide recruitment, education, and support to those desiring to serve their community.

ICTC encompasses oral traditions from Africa, the Caribbean, and the “Deep South.” We educate and advocate through community workshops, study groups, or just one to one support. ICTC is inclusive in its membership. We have an affirmative action policy that we uphold in spirit as well as letter.

ICTC supports aspiring and student midwives through information and referrals. We are a midwife promotion, recruitment, and training organization for Black women who want to become midwives and serve their communities.

ICTC educates by using a traditional African based model, community workshops, leadership training, audiovisuals aids, printed materials, referrals and the apprenticeship model. ICTC relies on public donations and volunteers in order to continue providing services.