A Doula Story2005
Some of the girls do come here, and they haven't been parented in a nurturing way. Unless you feel that feeling, you don't know how to pass it on. And, I tell them, 'Is it okay if I give you a hug?' And they'll tell me 'Yeah,' and then I'll give them a hug. And then I'll say, 'Now you see how that felt? I'm hugging you, not trying to get anything from you. Nothing but a feeling. Nothing but to take you where I am.'
My job is to give the girls their voice back. This is what happens to you when you didn't open up your mouth; you got pregnant. So, now it's time to wake up, open up your mouth, because they're about to be moms now. And I don't want to think of a mom not being able to speak up for herself, and then she's going to bring this baby here and she's not going to be able to speak up for the baby.