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dou·la

(dū'lah),
A woman who assists at labor and birth and in postpartum care of mother and baby. Doulas are trained and certified according to various requirements of local jurisdictions. They are helpful in educating the new family and in helping build their confidence as new parents.
[G. doulē, female slave]

doula

(do͞o′lə)
n.
A woman who assists another woman during labor and provides support to her, the infant, and the family after childbirth.

doula

Per the original Greek usage, a doula is an experienced women who guides and assists a new mother in her infant care tasks; in the US, a doula is a woman who provides emotional support to first-time mothers during labour and delivery

dou·la

(dū'lă)
A woman who assists at labor and birth and in postpartum care of mother and baby. Doulas are trained and certified according to various requirements of local jurisdictions. They are helpful in educating the new family and in helping build their confidence as new parents.
Compare: midwife
[G. doulē, female slave]

doula

A person, such as a woman who has experienced normal childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to a woman during and after labour.
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Her suggestion, as well as her assistance in gaining funding for the pilot program, birthed the Doula to Accompany and Comfort Program at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in New York.
If we want to see this calling of motherhood and loving relationship clearly, we need the support of real people (not drugs and TVs), including, for example: A doula who is encouraging and advocating for you; the child's father, encouraged by the doula to be a loving support rather than Mr.
The business has continued to grow so that this spring Debbie gave up her day job to devote her all of her time to being doula, although she says many people remain unaware of what the role entails.
Selina, who has been a registered doula since 2005, says that the aim of the doula is to reduce the level of intervention in the birth.
Many women who could really benefit from a doula in childbirth are from poorer backgrounds, and we wanted to help them.
A doula is a female companion who befriends the laboring mother, providing competent, uninterrupted physical and emotional care and support.
Setting, maintaining and recovering clear boundaries are keys to keeping your doula work fresh over the course of many years.
Vicky decided to become a doula to help prevent other women from going through what she had experienced.
From admission through delivery, a doula stayed at her assigned patient's side to provide encouragement, to soothe and touch the woman when necessary and to explain the process of labor and what to expect next.
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