a training program in natural childbirth, emphasizing breathing control and relaxation during labor together with the presence and encouraging assistance of the father
Origin of Lamazeafter F. Lamaze, 20th-c. French physician, who developed it
Relating to or being a method of childbirth in which the expectant mother is prepared psychologically and physically to give birth without the use of drugs.
Origin of LamazeAfter Fernand Lamaze, (1890–1957), French physician.
- Natural childbirth technique developed in the 1940s by French obstetrician Dr. Ferdinand Lamaze.