Lamaze

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La·maze

(lĕ-mahz'),
Fernand, French obstetrician, 1890-1957. See: Lamaze method.

Lamaze

(lə-mäz′)
adj.
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.

Lamaze,

n a philosophy of natural childbirth that recognizes the innate, biological wisdom that women bring to pregnancy and labor. This philosophy attempts to create a supportive birthing atmosphere for mother and child, using such practices as nonsupine positions, freedom of movement, a lack of routine interventions, and characteristic breathing exercises for relaxation and pain control.