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What is a Doula?
Doula - Pronounced 'doo-la' - is a Greek word meaning 'woman servant or caregiver'.
It refers to a trained birth professional who provides emotional, physical and informational support
to a mother and her partner before, during and after childbirth. This support helps families
achieve the healthiest and most satisfying experience as possible. A doula is considered an essential part of a birth team.
Thayer’s definition for the Greek word doulos (doula) ~ one who gives himself up to another’s will.
Those whose service is used by Christ. Devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own
interests a servant, attendant.