A doula is a woman who provides nonmedical care and support to new
mothers in their homes for a fee. Typical duties include basic baby care, help
with breast-feeding technique, and emotional support; some doulas may also help
with household tasks, such as shopping, cooking, and laundry.
Doulas may also provide support before the baby is born and during
delivery. Doulas usually are not licensed health professionals, although some
may be nurses.
November 2, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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