9.11.2010

A Doula Story

I know that this video is a little older, but how many of the readers here have seen it, I wonder? So, I had to revive this one from the vault and plant it in front of you. Take the time, it is around 55 minutes or so, and so very worth it.

This woman encompasses everything that a doula hopes to do in her community.

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A Doula Story documents one African American woman’s fierce commitment to empower pregnant teenagers with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, nurturing mothers. Produced by The Kindling Group, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, this powerful film follows Loretha Weisinger back to the same disadvantaged Chicago neighborhood where she once struggled as a teen mom. Loretha uses patience, compassion and humor to teach “her girls” about everything from the importance of breastfeeding and reading to their babies, to communicating effectively with health care professionals.

1 comment:

Emily, Anthro Doula said...

This was AWESOME! I somehow missed that you said its about 55 minutes, good thing too, or I may not have watched it.

This woman is really so incredible and I loved watching it. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to pass it on!

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