Thursday, February 24, 2011
Just got word yesterday that I've been accepted into Birthingway's brand-spanking-new lactation program, a 2 year degree that includes enough credits and clinical hours to be eligible to sit for the daunting IBCLE (the certifying exam for all IBCLCs).
I am so excited, and nervous, and a little worried about balancing it with my new life, but mostly? STOKED. I still plan on eventually pursuing midwifery, likely through the same school, but in order to meet my daughter's needs, I think that this will be better suited to our lives once she is older. I'm thinking that won't be for at least 5 years, bare minimum. Probably more like 10. And in the meantime, I'll be able to work in a field I'm equally passionate about - doing doula work along the way!
Wish me luck! And lots of financial aid . . .