Leboyer method

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Noun1.Leboyer method - a method of childbirth that tries to minimize the trauma for the newborn; delivery occurs in a quiet dimly lit room and the infant's head is not pulled and immediate bonding between mother and child is encouraged
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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Whether in the teachings of Mongan, Frederick Leboyer's Birth Without Violence, or the sterling 2008 documentary "The Business of Being Born," such advocacy goes up against the American birthing industry, the costliest in the world.
Obstetricians Michelle Odent and Frederick Leboyer pioneered the use of water for pain relief, rather than giving opiates during labour.
Years ago, Frederick Leboyer wrote a book entitled "Birth Without Violence." Unless I'm mistaken, he was talking about birth of the baby, not birth of the placenta.

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