Wow, what was originally a short break of putting my doula business on hold due to my mom having health issues turned into a 5 year hiatus from blogging! I am pleased to say that Mom is doing better now. Once I wasn’t driving all over the state of California to help my mom out, I decided to go back to school. I officially added the title Certified Lactation Educator Counselor to my name and services in 2013. During this time, and through my absence of blogging, I have continued to assist women and their families before, during, and after birth. I have been honored to attend 5 births since 2012. Each and every birth was as unique as the families I have served. In 2013, I had enough qualifying births to submit to DONA International to become a certified doula. However, I was too scattered to focus on finishing this important step. I plan on re-doing my souls training this fall and to complete the process of becoming a certified DONA birth doula. I am excited to take my doula business to the next level as a certified doula!