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.
American Heritage Medicine
A training program in natural childbirth, emphasizing breathing control and relaxation during labor together with the presence and encouraging assistance of the father.
Webster's New World
Natural childbirth technique developed in the 1940s by French obstetrician Dr. Ferdinand Lamaze.
Origin of Lamaze
After Fernand Lamaze (1890–1957), French physician
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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