Definition of doula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doula

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈduːlə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːlə//
 
(North American English) Birth
 
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a woman whose role is to provide emotional support to a woman who is giving birth compare midwife See related entries: Birth Word Origin 1960s: modern Greek, from Greek doulē ‘female slave’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: doula