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Term: Doula

DEFINITION:

An ancient Greek word that originally meant "female slave," but now generally means a type of midwife with expanded responsibilities. Usually a woman, a Doula gives mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual support to entire families during the prenatal, birthing, and postpartum period. A non-medical assistant, Doulas also function as pregnancy and birthing coaches. 

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