World Doula Week is underway right now (March 22-28), and its purpose is to empower doulas worldwide to improve the health (mental, physical, social, and emotional) of women in the birth and postpartum period. The word doula translates from Greek to mean "women's servant." But what does that encompass in today's society? Test your knowledge of what exactly a doula does, as compared to a doctor or a midwife.
What Does a Doula Do?
Which of the following assists with the process of bonding a new baby with other family members?
Which of the following does not provide any sort of medical care?
Which of the following is trained to manage complications like preeclampsia or placenta previa?
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The scope of care of this practitioner extends to the newborn's first 28 days of life.