Lamaze method of childbirth


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Noun1.Lamaze method of childbirth - a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirthLamaze method of childbirth - 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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Michaels, "Comrades in the Labor Room: The Lamaze Method of Childbirth Preparation and France's Cold War Home Front, 1951-19577 American Historical Review 15, 4 (2010): 1042.