Two years ago Lauren Wilson was living in public housing in Indiana when she came across a flyer. It was for a training program that helped women to become doulas, or birthing coaches. She applied for the program and was interviewed by Molly Mendota. The two spoke for this week’s StoryCorps about their work and how Lauren felt when she went in for the training.
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to share, record and preserve their stories. These excerpts, edited by WBEZ, present some of our favorites from the current visit, as well as from previous trips.