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Hi everyone! If a man or a woman who is not medically trained but accidentally assists a woman give birth, is he or she called "a doula" or something else?
Thanks so much!
Both doulas and midwives are trained. As far as I know, there is no word for an untrained person, such as husband, boyfriend, taxi driver, or passerby, who assists a woman giving birth.
I know an excellent midwife if you're in need of one.
They may be described as a Good Samaritan which is a reference to a Bible story.
I'm puzzled therefore I think.
BonnieL and tony h : Thank you both very much for your help. I really appreciate it.