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.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
From Black Public Media, A Doula Story is an hour-long documentary about a doula who helps pregnant black teenagers in Chicago become mothers. Eric watched some of it with me, and he said "it makes me feel like I'm not doing enough important things with my life." From the film's website:
Posted by Rixa Freeze at Wednesday, March 04, 2009