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What Is a Doula

Professional, Continuous Support

Doula is a word with Greek origins meaning “a woman who serves.” Today, a doula refers to a labor companion - a trained professional who will provide the emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after childbirth. A doula does not support the medical needs during labor, but research shows that women need fewer medical interventions when they have a doula by their side.