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Definition of the noun doula

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noun - plural: doulas

  1. an assistant who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes

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  1. A support person, usually female, with no medical or midwifery training, who provides emotional assistance to a mother or pregnant couple before, during or after childbirth.


Doula is a musical group.

  • album: "In the Garden"


Doula: A doula is a nonmedical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, as well as her spouse and/or family, by providing physical assistance, and emotional support. The provision of continuous support during labour is associated with improved maternal and fetal health and a variety of other benefits, including lower risk of induction and interventions and less need for pain relief. These benefits are particularly significant when continuous support is provided by someone who is not there as family/friend or as medical staff Additionally, a doula is sometimes hired to work with families beyond the postpartum stages, providing continued physical and emotional support, for as long as needed.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Doula

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Google previewFertility, Pregnancy, and Childbirth: A Gynecologist Answers Your Most Important Questions (2011)

by Lissa Rankin, MD

A doula is a birth mentor of sorts, someone who is trained to coach you, support you, massage you, be your shoulder to cry on, and serve as your pillar of strength . While your partner may hope to be your labor coach, partners can get pretty ...

Google previewBaby & Me (2006)

The Essential Guide to Pregnancy and Newborn Care by Deborah D. Stewart

You may want to hire a doula. A doula is a woman trained and certified to help families during delivery.

Google previewChild of Mine (2000)

Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter

the doula is the supplier of information, the giver of physical and emotional support, and the one who instills confidence. Since we no longer have these sophisticated support people around, you will have to cobble together ...

Google previewContemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Doula: A doula is a nonmedical person who assists a.

Google previewHypnoBirthing, Fourth Edition (2015)

The breakthrough natural approach to safer, easier, more comfortable birthing - The Mongan Method, 4th Edition by Marie Mongan

Certified Doula: A doula is a person who knows birthing 214 HypnoBirthing.

Google previewMaternal Child Nursing Care (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Doula: A doula is a nonmedical person who assists a woman.

Google previewContemporary Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Doula: A doula is a nonmedical personwho assistsa woman before, during, orafter childbirth,as well as herpartner and/or family by providing information, physical assistance, and emotional support. The provision of continuous support during ...

Google previewPerinatal Patient Education (2002)

A Practical Guide with Education Handouts for Patients by Margaret Comerford Freda

A doula is a person who believes that birth is a normal process and has been specially trained to provide support to you during labor. Doulas are not nurses or doctors. They are just regular people, but they have learned how to help you be ...

Google previewEssential Midwifery Practice (2013)

Intrapartum Care by Denis Walsh, Soo Downe

The doula is a person whose sole focus is the support of one woman in labour, a role which contrasts markedly with the multiplicity of obligations of the typical midwife employed in the UK National Health Service. Perhaps for this reason, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in Today's World (2011)

by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, Jane E. Sloan

Traditionally, a doula was a woman who assisted in childbirth and aftercare. Doula, a term coined in 1976 by medical anthropologist Dana Raphael, originally referred to an experienced mother who assisted new mothers, particularly with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

The term doula comes from a Greek word meaning handmaiden or servant. Doula training consists of a minimum of a three-day course that covers the anatomy and process of labor along with techniques for providing emotional and physical ...

Google previewBailliere's Nurses' Dictionary (2014)

for Nurses and Healthcare Workers by Barbara F. Weller

doula from the Greek word meaning ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2002)

by Raymond J. Corsini

doula From the Greek. a woman who helps other women. Usually doulas assist women giving hirth. providing advice and encouragemem. During the hirthing process. a doctor or midwife takes care of ...

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Scrabble value of D2O1U1L1A1

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