doula doula

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The same doula was there later for the birth of her son.
  2. The role of a labor doula varies depending on the needs and desires of the parents.
  3. A doula's presence does not guarantee a complication-free birth, but the emotional support she provides can be invaluable.

News

  • Tahoe's Connection for Families to host doula training workshop

    Tahoe's Connection for Families will host a doula training workshop Sept. 6 to 8 at its parenting education and early childhood development play center at 761 Northwood Blvd. in Incline Village. Janine Maitri will be the instructor.
    on July 22, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Quotes

  • "It has made me a much better woman than I was before," says Pietz who was inspired to become a doula, or birthing coach, by the people who aided her during the birth of a son whom she gave up for adoption. "Being a doula forces me to tap...
    on May 9, 2008 By: Amy Pietz Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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