labor coach


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Noun1.labor coach - an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classeslabor coach - an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
assistant, helper, help, supporter - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
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Doulas are like having a personal childbirth educator and labor coach.
The ministry of health agreed and revised the machinery so that even if the prenatal doctor were not a schooled obstetrician, he or she had to accompany the laboring patient to the hospital as a medical labor coach, assistant, or supervised obstetrician.
There is strong evidence to suggest that mothers who receive continuous support from a labor coach have shorter, easier and healthier births.