doula


dou·la

noun \ˈdü-lə\

medical : a woman whose job is to give advice and comfort to a woman who is giving birth

Full Definition of DOULA

:  a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth

Origin of DOULA

Mod Greek, female helper, maidservant, from Greek doulē female slave
First Known Use: 1981

Rhymes with DOULA

dou·la

noun \ˈdü-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DOULA

: 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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