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A doula is someone who provides emotional support and comfort measures during labour and delivery. Doulas may also provide support and non-medical care during pregnancy or after the baby is born. Doulas usually are not licensed health professionals, although some may be nurses.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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