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A doula story : on the front lines of teen pregnancy

Author: Loretha Weisinger; Kindling Group (Firm)
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Kindling Group, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the story of the women of the Chicago Doula Project (CDP), who are bringing hope and empowerment to pregnant teenagers. Trained as healthcare paraprofessionals, mentors, educators and advocates, the doulas (from the Greek word for birth attendant) pair with young mothers from their own communities and guide them through pregnancy, childbirth and the early months of parenthood. Examines the multiple factors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: Loretha Weisinger
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loretha Weisinger; Kindling Group (Firm)
OCLC Number: 62879844
Language Note: In English and Spanish.
Notes: PDF file of guide included on disc.
Credits: Editor, Susanne Suffredin; camera, Dana Kupper, Ines Sommer; music, Sheldon Mirowitz.
Performer(s): Doula, Loretha Weisinger.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (19 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm)
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: On the front lines of teen pregnancy
Responsibility: producer and director, Daniel Alpert.
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Explores the story of the women of the Chicago Doula Project (CDP), who are bringing hope and empowerment to pregnant teenagers. Trained as healthcare paraprofessionals, mentors, educators and advocates, the doulas (from the Greek word for birth attendant) pair with young mothers from their own communities and guide them through pregnancy, childbirth and the early months of parenthood. Examines the multiple factors and relationships that compose this complex and unpredictable process for teenage mothers with limited resources or family support.

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A Doula Story. On the Front Lines of Teen Pregnancy

(EMRO user published 2007-04-23 ) Very Good Permalink
A Doula Story succeeds on several levels. It succeeds at being a first-rate educational program; it succeeds at depicting the life of a doula, and bringing the concept of using a doula to a mainstream audience; it succeeds at providing a glimpse into the state of inner-city teen pregnancy today....
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