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Do doula's support you before your pregnancy?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not typically

From www.Dona.Org (a doula info website): "the word "doula" comes from the ancient greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
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In brief: Not typically

From www.Dona.Org (a doula info website): "the word "doula" comes from the ancient greek meaning "a woman who serves" and is now used to refer to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; or who provides emotional and practical support during the postpartum period.
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David Miller
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

A doula's function is to help the 'pregnant' through the burdens of the process up to and including labor through support and coaching.

In brief: Yes

A doula's function is to help the 'pregnant' through the burdens of the process up to and including labor through support and coaching.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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