doula

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noun dou·la \ˈdü-lə\

Definition of doula

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

Origin and Etymology of doula

Modern Greek, female helper, maidservant, from Greek doulē female slave


First Known Use: 1969


DOULA Defined for English Language Learners

doula

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noun dou·la \ˈdü-lə\

Definition of doula for English Language Learners

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


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doula

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noun dou·la \ˈdü-lə\

Medical Definition of doula

  1. :  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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