doula : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

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

  • 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.
    July 22, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal
Quotes

  • Amy Pietz in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    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...

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