doula [doo-luh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a woman who assists women during labor and after childbirth.
  2. a professional who provides support and assistance to individuals or families, especially during a medical or emotional crisis (used in combination): death doulas who offer comfort and companionship to dying patients.

Origin of doula 1975–80; Greek: “female servant” Examples from the Web for doula Contemporary Examples of doula

  • This got the other doula riled up, and a discussion of Lake commenced.

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    May 6, 2010

  • British Dictionary definitions for doula doula noun

    1. a woman who is trained to provide support to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of time following the birth

    Word Origin for doula C20: from Greek doule female slave Word Origin and History for doula n.

    by 1980, from Greek doulos (fem. doule) “slave.”

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