labor coach

[n] - assistant (often the father) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
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Labor Coach

An assistant who provides support for a woman in labor. The labor coach is usually the husband, boyfriend, sister, mother, friend or doula that the laboring woman has chosen as a support system during childbirth. The labor coach generally provides encouragement to the mother by reminding her of what was learned during childbirth classes, providin.....
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