noun. an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes.
1. Noun, singular or mass A doula can also decide how many clients to take on each year, so someone who builds up a successful business may end having to turn away work. 2. Adjective Doulas work for themselves, so each one can set her own doula pay rate.