OinDoulaWordCloudI was at a birth where the nurse omitted the “o” in the word “doula” on the whiteboard listing the names of the care team. I was listed as the “dula.” It reminded me of my work in public relations where I am careful not to omit the “l” in public! The “o” in doula is vital and powerful. “O” is for:

  • O x y g e n
  • O p e n
  • O p p o r t u n i t y
  • O x y t o c i n
  • O r g a s m
  • O v a l
  • good o u t c o m e s !

Fellow doulas came up with:

"Dula" Sue
“Dula” Sue
  • O o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o (as in moaning)
  • O m (as in meditating)
  • O v a r i e s
  • O p t i m u m
  • “o” r i n g s
  • O p t i m i s t i c
  • O m n i p o t e n t
  • O h B a b y!
  • O u t r a g e o u s l y F A B U L O U S
  • O d d b a l l s ?

What does the “o” in doula mean to you?

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