Lamaze definition by Webster's New World
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a training program in natural childbirth, emphasizing breathing control and relaxation during labor together with the presence and encouraging assistance of the father
Origin: after F. Lamaze, 20th-c. French physician, who developed it
Lamaze definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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: After Fernand Lamaze (1890-1957), French physician.
lamaze - Medical Definition
, Ferdinand 1891-1957.
French obstetrician who in the 1950s developed a method of childbirth preparation using behavioral training to reduce pain and anxiety in labor.