Mothering Mothers: The Elizabeth Community Doula Project
Recently I was asked to help tell the story of a new community doula project based out of Elizabeth, New Jersey. I spent two days shadowing the doulas-in-training, sitting in on their classes and visiting clients with them. I had a great learning about what it means to be a community doula and watching the relationships develop between the doulas and their clients. For those who don’t know, a doula helps coach a mother through pregnancy and childbirth; a community doula is trained to work specifically with women from disadvantaged communities who may face a variety of different social and economic challenges.
I’ll have a video coming soon that will fill in more of the story, but in the meantime, you can check out some photos from the project in this gallery. Stay tuned!