A doula is someone who provides emotional support and comfort measures during labor and delivery. Doulas may also provide support and nonmedical care during pregnancy or after the baby is born. Doulas usually are not licensed health professionals, although some may be nurses.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology