doula

[doo-luh]
noun
a woman who assists women during labor and after childbirth.

Origin:
1975–80; < Mod Greek: female servant

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doula (ˈduːlə)
 
n
a woman who is trained to provide support to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of time following the birth
 
[C20: from Greek doule female slave]

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She had considered hiring a doula-a birthing coach-to stay with her through delivery.
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