Definition of doula
- Research shows that childbirth does go more smoothly with a doula: labor is 25 percent shorter, the need for epidural pain relief is 60 percent less and the Caesarean section rate is reduced by half.
- —Susan Gilbert
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medical : a woman whose job is to give advice and comfort to a woman who is giving birth
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