Assist a woman give birth

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Assist a woman give birth

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:42 pm

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!

StevenLoan
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Re: Assist a woman give birth

Post by BonnieL » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:11 pm

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. :D
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Re: Assist a woman give birth

Post by tony h » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:15 pm

They may be described as a Good Samaritan which is a reference to a Bible story.
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Re: Assist a woman give birth

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:50 am

BonnieL and tony h : Thank you both very much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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