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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.
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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How much a private doula charges will vary depending on the area they work in, their level of experience, what they include in the fee and what they feel their service is worth.
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The madrassa's headmaster was arrested after Ms Rafi filed her complaint, triggering street protests locally demanding his release.According to Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) chief Banaj Kumar Majumder, Mr Doula was visited in jail by associates whom he instructed to intimidate Nusrat's family to withdraw the complaint.
The governor's budget plan includes $1 million to implement doula coverage through NJ FamilyCare, which is New Jersey's Medicaid program.
"The doula she's chosen is actually Lauren Mishcon, who is married to Oliver Mishcon," Mollard said.
"It's hard to come to this country and accept support and services, it was good to be connected to my doula as I was scared and had no one to support me from my family"
Samia Doula a ajoute que l'elaboration de ce projet de loi vise a adapter la loi tunisienne aux normes internationales, notamment, la convention 183 de l'organisation internationale du travail (OIT) relative a la protection de la maternite et ce, en concretisation du contenu de la nouvelle constitution tunisienne qui stipule le respect des droits de l'homme conformement aux normes internationales.
Lauren Mitchell, M.S., is cofounder of The Doula Project and a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Vanderbilt University.
In 2003, social worker Fersko-Weiss created America's first hospice-based end-of-life doula program in New York City.
"I noticed a lot of mums talk a lot about their births and how disappointed they were by what happened," says doula Lorna Phillip, 49 and a former nursery nurse from Handsworth Wood.
I have also been a practicing doula for over 21 years as well.