Definition of Doula

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Birthing Coach, Labor Coach, Monitrice
Generic synonyms: Assistant, Help, Helper, Supporter



Definition of Doula

1. Noun. A support person, usually female, who may not have medical or midwifery training, who provides emotional assistance to a mother or pregnant couple before, during or after childbirth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doula

1. a woman who assists another woman during childbirth [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doula

doughy
douglas' pouch
douglas fir
douglas hemlock
douglas pine
douglas spruce
douhua
douit
douits
doujinshi
doujinshis
douk
douked
douking
douks
doula (current term)
doulas
douleia
douleias
doulocracy
doum
doum fruit
doum palm
doum palms
douma
doumas
doums
doun
douncer
doup

Literary usage of Doula

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1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1793)
"... doula : are routed by General Carnac, ... U doula. Advantageous treaty concluded by the company •with the young Nabob. ..."

2. The History of India: The Hindu and Mahometan Periods by Mountstuart Elphinstone (1874)
"It was, nevertheless, evident that Najib ud doula could no longer withstand his enemies ... Najib ud doula retired to his own country, which was about ..."

3. The Rise of the British Power in the East by Mountstuart Elphinstone (1887)
"... and accession of Najum-u- doula—New terms imposed on the Nabob—Presents to members of the Council—Complaints of the Nabob—Lord Clive's reception in ..."

4. Annual Register (1803)
"... doula ... il doula. Advantageous treaty concluded by the company with tie young Nabob. great ..."

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