doula


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Synonyms for doula

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

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To expand upon previous reviews, doula care was included as a specific CAM used by pregnant women.
This book is a helpful resource for women who have or plan to have children and for anyone considering becoming a doula.
Doulas, who are often retired midwives, step in to provide the one-to-one care that NHS midwives no longer have the time for.
I kept getting calls from people asking for my advice, and after doing plenty of market research I switched Bump Buddies from a Doula service to a business that offered antenatal support.
Michele, a certified doula, arrived with a black bag on wheels trailing behind her.
Your husband is very emotionally involved in the process, but the doula is at a remove from the situation.
We are the first and only Doula Social Enterprise Company in the UK.
The Family Walk-a-Thon was planned by The Whatcom County Doula Association.
Today, this word is used to describe a trained lay birth attendant who advocates for and provides uninterrupted--prebirth to post-birth--nonmedical support; hands-on care; information; and encouragement to laboring women, Doula support for incarcerated women giving birth is an exemplary practice supported by a large and unequivocal body of scientific evidence.
Setting, maintaining and recovering clear boundaries are keys to keeping your doula work fresh over the course of many years.
Begun as a pilot program in 1996, the Chicago Doula Project trains women to assist other underserved, primarily African-American and Hispanic women before, during, and after childbirth.