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Leboyer methodAn obsolete term for a “gentle” form of labour and delivery in which forceps are avoided, the foetus is handled as delicately as possible and upon delivery is placed immediately in a warm bath.
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[Frederick Leboyer, Fr. obstetrician, b. 1918]
An approach to childbirth that employs a dark, quiet, and peaceful environment. Central to this method is the physical contact between the mother and the child immediately after delivery. The newborn is supported in a warm bath at this time. Caressing and massaging the infant begins immediately and is continued daily for several months. The method is believed to facilitate the child's mental and physical development.
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Leboyer,Frederick, French obstetrician.
Leboyer method - babies are allowed to be born without harsh lights and loud noise, placed gently on mother's abdomen, and allowed to take the first breath in their own time, before the umbilical cord is cut. Synonym(s): birth without violence
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