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Okay....call me dumb (not really :) But...What is a doula??

I've seen several questions about a doula...What is that?
http://www.cafemom.com/answers/114593/doula

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:34 AM on Jan. 22, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • doula is an assistant who provides various forms of non-medical support (physical, emotional and informed choice) in the childbirth process. Based on a particular doula's training and background, the doula may offer support during prenatal care, during childbirth and/or during the postpartum period. A birth doula is a care provider for labor. Thus a labor doula may attend a home birth or might attend the parturient woman during labor at home and continue while in transport and then complete supporting the birth at a hospital or a birth center. A postpartum doula typically begins providing care in the home after the birth. Such care might include cooking for the mother, breastfeeding support, newborn care assistance, errands, light housekeeping etc. Such care is provided from the day after the birth, providing services through the first six weeks postpartum.
    NiHao

    Answer by NiHao at 12:35 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • OP here....Thank you for the very informative answer : )
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:42 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • im sorry but that just sounds lazy why pay for that when you can be a real woman and do it on your own figure it out geeze
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

  • Your husband should be your doula. I once saw an episode of that show on TLC when women have babies and they had a doula and the husband just stood there. His ass should be comforting the mother. Gees.
    elainecat

    Answer by elainecat at 9:26 AM on Jan. 22, 2009

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