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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Experimental group mothers were taught the Lamaze method of relaxation technique and breathing exercises.
By then, Lanker already had won a Pulitzer Prize for a photo essay of a young woman who later would become his wife, Lynda, giving birth using the Lamaze method.
The effect of relaxation became very apparent to me forty-seven years ago, when I used the Lamaze Method during the birth of my son.