Lamaze method

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La•maze′ meth`od

a method by which an expectant mother is prepared for childbirth by education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises.
[after Fernand Lamaze (1890–1957), French obstetrician, its originator]
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Noun1.Lamaze method - a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirthLamaze method - a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth; the pregnant woman (in classes and at home) practices (usually with the help of a coach) and learns about the physiology of childbirth and techniques of relaxation, concentration, and breathing
effleurage - a rhythmic stroking; "effleurage of the abdomen is used in the Lamaze method of childbirth"
natural childbirth - labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process; "natural childbirth is considered the safest for the baby"
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Lamaze technique

, Lamaze method
n. método de Lamaze, procedimiento de parto natural con adiestramiento de la madre en técnicas respiratorias que facilitan el proceso del parto.
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Its claim to universalism was so compelling that the French obstetrician Fernand Lamaze was drawn to its "sound physiological basis." (8)
In opposition to such violent, medicalized births, obstetricians such as Grantly Dick-Read (Natural Childbirth, 1933) and Fernand Lamaze (Painless Childbirth: the Lamaze Method, 1956) introduced more-natural methods, laying groundwork for the contemporary birth movement.
[1,3] Lamaze Metodu, 1951 yilinda Fransiz obstelrisyen Fernand Lamaze tarafindan uygulanmaya baslanmistir.