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Doula

Doula

A doula is someone who provides emotional support and comfort measures during labor and delivery. Doulas may also provide support and nonmedical care during pregnancy or after the baby is born. Doulas usually are not licensed health professionals, although some may be nurses.

Last Revised: November 13, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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