doula [doo-luh] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a woman who assists women during labor and after childbirth.
- a professional who provides support and assistance to individuals or families, especially during a medical or emotional crisis (used in combination): death doulas who offer comfort and companionship to dying patients.
Origin of doula 1975–80; Greek: “female servant” Examples from the Web for doula Contemporary Examples of doula
This got the other doula riled up, and a discussion of Lake commenced.
May 6, 2010
British Dictionary definitions for doula doula noun
- a woman who is trained to provide support to women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period of time following the birth
Word Origin for doula C20: from Greek doule female slave Word Origin and History for doula n.
by 1980, from Greek doulos (fem. doule) “slave.”