Doula.  verb and a noun. [doo • lah]

Originating from Greek word meaning
to serve; a woman experienced in childbirth who provides advice, information, emotional support, and physical comfort to a mother before, during, and just after childbirth.
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Not only can Doulas provide unequaled support during labor and birth, they also have proven medical benefits for both the mother and child —Including lowering both the need for surgery, and the possibility of intensive care hospitalization after birth.