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Noun: doula  doo-lu
  1. An assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labour by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
    - labor coach [US], birthing coach, monitrice, labour coach [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: doulas

Type of: aid, assistant, help, helper, supporter

Encyclopedia: Doula