dou·la 'dü-lə n a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth

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dou·la (dooґlə) [Gr. doulē maidservant] an aide, usually female, who gives continual physical and emotional support to a woman going through labor and childbirth; sometimes this extends to giving postpartum care.

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  • doula — UK [ˈduːlə] / US [ˈdulə] noun [countable] Word forms doula : singular doula plural doulas medical a woman who gives help and support to another woman before, during, and after the birth of her baby Doulas work in homes, hospitals and birth… …   English dictionary

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  • doula — noun Etymology: Modern Greek, female helper, maidservant, from Greek doulē female slave Date: 1981 a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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