Searching for a
Transformative and
Profitable Parenting Or
Health Coach Career?

The International Parenting and Health Institute™ (IPHI)
provides integrative, cutting edge, evidenced based educational programs,
products and services for parenting and health professionals.
Our educational continuum is designed to support ad empower 
today’s parenting and health professionals.

Searching for a
Transformative and
Profitable Birth &
Postpartum Career?

The International Parenting and Health Institute™ (IPHI)
provides cutting edge, evidenced based educational
programs, products and services for maternity professionals
and parents. Our educational continuum is designed
to help today’s maternity professionals and parents.​

Searching for a
Transformative
and Profitable
Birth AND
Postpartum Career?

The International Parenting and Health Institute™ (IPHI) provides cutting edge, evidenced based educational programs, products and services for maternity professionals and parents. Our educational continuum is designed to help today’s maternity professionals and parents.​
Launch your career in Maternity

At the International  Parenting and Health Institute™, you’ll receive maternity education and business training through our online courses that will allow you to start a successful parenting or health coach as a baby planner, eco-consultant, greenproofer, sleep consultant, nutrition coach, breastfeeding educator, maternity stress management coach, health and lifestyle coach, and much more. We train you step-by-step to develop a practice or to apply your training to further your current career journey.

Learn from anywhere in the world

Since 2009, the International Parenting and Health Institute™ has been at the forefront of parenting and health education, offering cutting-edge training and preparation. Our online learning format allows students from all over the world to experience our world-class training programs through our online school and curriculum.

The Institute™ provides personalized training that enables students to develop a practice or utilize the education they receive to expand their current business offerings. The International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ also hosts a variety of continuing education programs that are offered through their maternity affiliates.

As a subdivision of the International Parenting and Health Institute™, the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals ™, a professional organization for those in the baby planning industry, leads and represents professional baby planners as well as set the standards for the Institute™’s Baby Planner certifications and educational programming.

OUR MISSION

At the International Parenting and Health Institute™ our mission is to inspire, support, and educate a global network of parenting and health professionals and parents. It is our desire to provide exceptional service through our integrative, practical and theoretical training, eco-friendly initiatives, diverse educational programming, professional networking, and commitment to professionalism.

The Institute is the educational body created by Mar De Carlo with the assistance of a talented advisory board, faculty, and certifying board that trains students in the variety methods and practices developed over her twenty four years of private consulting and business practice.

The Institute’s online learning format allows students from all over the world to to acquire the best skills in their profession and experience the finest, practical and most diverse training program.

The Parenting and Health Institute™ also provides consultation services for corporations, businesses, hospitals, birthing centers, retailers, and individuals who wish to incorporate our integrative approach in order to professionally and personally thrive. By increasing the level of knowledge among professionals and the general public, the Parenting and Health Institute™ aims to be a leading authority with an integrative approach to parenting, health and lifestyle. 

Our Founder

IPHI and IABPP founder, CEO, and president Mar De Carlo, authored the first book on the baby planning industry entitled “The Baby Planner: A Guide to Becoming a Baby Planner and Starting Your Own Business.” In her book, for the first time ever, the role of a baby planner and a baby planner’s scope of practice was definitively defined. The popularity of her book resulted in a second edition entitled “The Baby Planner Profession: What You Need To Know! The Ultimate Guide and Resource For Baby Planner Professionals” that is now available in paperback.

Mar is a talented Entrepreneur, Artist, Educator, Author, Life & Business Coach, Ballroom Dancer and Mother with a multitude of certifications, training, management under her belt and over twenty-four years’ experience.
She is known for her creative, unconventional, cutting edge integrative approach connecting and bridging many systems and approaches in a variety of industries that have touched thousands of lives throughout forty-six countries around the world.

She founded:

  • International Parenting & Health Institute
  • Association of Professional Sleep Consultants
  • International Academy of Baby Planner Professional
  • Business Sanctuary
  • Physical Awakening
Most recently she co-founded:
Montecito Ballroom Dance Academy and serves as the company’s business advisor, academy director and curriculum developer.
Born and raised in Queens, NY, Mar has been living life to the fullest, working and artistically expressing herself since the age of ten. She calls herself a learning junkie and has pursued over two dozen training programs in a multitude of fields including: health coaching, fitness, yoga instruction, group exercise, personal training, pilates, pregnancy, business, film and radio, performance arts, management, education, psychology, relationship coaching, parent coaching, personal development and dance.
Her creativity and zest for learning and growth led her to successfully develop a variety of international professional online training certification programs in the pregnancy, parenting, health, business yoga and dance industries that integrate all aspects of life and holistic living.
She has overcome countless challenges throughout her life; using each as stepping stones to not only form the person she today but to also help others overcome their challenges in the most practical, holistic, sustainable, inspirational and transformative way.
Mar has been interviewed and published in a number of publications such as US News & World Report, has made a variety of television appearances including Good Morning America. She has also served as an SBDC small business adviser and a board member of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.
She enjoys advising and coaching businesses and entrepreneurs, expressing herself through a variety of artistic avenues and developing top notch curriculum programs providing the ultimate learning experience including a powerful gateway for personal, spiritual and social growth.
OUR TEAM

We are represented in 46 countries and specialize in offering individual and combined master certification programs in nine languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Dutch.

Administration
Mar de Carlo
Founder and Owner
Nancy Richard
Administrator
Rebecca Thompson Hiit
Communication
Lauren Ell
Administrative Assistant
English Instructors
Mar de Carlo
Maternity & Child Sleep,
Adult Sleep, Nutrition,
Health & Lifestyle,
Yoga, Dance,
Fitness, Beauty
Tamara Jurkin
Maternity and Child Sleep USA
Maxine Sass
Maternity and Child Sleep Canada
Soda Kuckowski
Integrative Adult Sleep
Rebecca Burditt
Breastfeeding, Nutrition
Donna Cassity
Eco Consultant in Maternity
LindsayGibson
Lindsay Gibson
Eco Consultant in Maternity

Spanish Instructor

French Instructors
Olga Sesé
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Nancy Richard
Doula Partie 1, 2, 3
Baby Planning
Consultante en Maternité
Éco-consultante en Maternité
Marisol Michaud
Coaching PNL (Programmation Neuro-Linguistique)
Master ta Business
Céline Baes
Consultant Sommeil Maternité et Bébé/Enfant
Doula Niveau 1

Spanish Instructor

French Instructors
Olga Sesé
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Nancy Richard
Doula Partie 1, 2, 3
Baby Planning
Consultante en Maternité
Éco-consultante en Maternité
French Instructors
Marisol Michaud
Coaching PNL (Programmation Neuro-Linguistique)
Master ta Business
Céline Baes
Consultant Sommeil Maternité et Bébé/Enfant
Doula Niveau 1
Portuguese Instructors
Ana Maria Anselmo
Baby Planning
Eduardo Nardini Paschoa
Master your Business
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Marcia Horbacio
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Carolina Prado
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Turkish Instructor
Russian Instructor
Chinese Instructor
Dutch Instructor
Guliz Gulsever Oz Saruhan
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Ekaterina Turkina
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Susan Su
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Petra Nobel
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Turkish Instructor
Russian Instructor
Guliz Gulsever Oz Saruhan
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Ekaterina Turkina
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Chinese Instructor
Dutch
Instructor
Susan Su
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Petra Nobel
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Japanese Instructors
Aya Alba
Maternity and Child Sleep Consultant
Misaki Harr
Nutrition
ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Accreditation is not required in the United States for Vocational Schools or Universities to legally operate as diploma or degree-awarding institutions. In the US, accreditation with an independent association of schools is an optional, not mandatory, course of action that Academies and Universities can choose to establish. Most countries do not have independent University accreditation organizations; rather, assessment is performed by a government educational regulating organization, similar to our California State Education Bureau which grants legality.
The US Department of Education (USDE) does not grant accreditation, furthermore, accreditation organizations in the US are not USDE governed. The US accreditation organizations are private institutionalized boards which grant a peer-review status of “accreditation” to Schools who choose to submit to their board review process. Most countries do not have private organizations which review and approve Academies, Vocational Schools or Universities as “accredited.” The biggest benefit of accreditation is the ease of opportunity for students to apply for government financial aide.
Note: Transfer of credits between all schools, whether accredited or State approved, is always dictated by the policies of each school office of the registrar.
Our Accreditation
The International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ is an approved training provider for the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT).
The International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) is one of Australia’s leading professional bodies representing all natural therapy practitioners operating within the natural health industry.

The International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ ‘s sleep programs are recognized and approved by the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC).
Supporting sleep consulting professionals worldwide. We are an organization dedicated to supporting Professional Sleep Consultants who serve adults, pregnant women, families, children, infants, and teens by promoting and upholding the highest level of excellence and industry standards for professional sleep consulting throughout the world.

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IMPI Board of Certification
The IMPI Board of Certification (BOC) serves as an objective third party that oversees the standards and requirements set for the International Maternity and Parenting Institute™ certification exams, re-certification programs and continuing education activities conducted by the institute.
What Makes a Certification Valuable?
Certification programs ensure the competence of maternity professionals. Certification programs establish standards for maternity education and play an important role in developing a qualified professional. The certification of a maternity professional affirms a knowledge and experience base in their field, their employers, and the public at large. Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence.

We are excited to meet you and we look forward to supporting your professional journey.

Please feel free to drop us a line.
PO BOX 996, Ojai, CA 93024
Phone: 415-754-5277
Fax: 415-704-3259
© 2019 by International Parenting & Health Institute.
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