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A woman who assists another woman during labor and provides support to her, the infant, and the family after childbirth.
[Modern Greek doula, from Greek dialectal doulā, servant-woman, slave.]
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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a woman who is trained to provide support to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of time following the birth
[C20: from Greek doule female slave]
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n., pl. -las.
a woman who assists women during labor and after childbirth.
[1975–80; < Mod Greek, female servant]
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|Noun||1.||doula - 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|
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doulan doula mf, persona sin titulación que asiste a las embarazadas
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