Lamaze Method


Lamaze Method
n. method which prepares expectant mothers for natural childbirth that includes techniques of relaxation and breathing (named after the French obstetrician Fernand Lamaze)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lamaze method — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamaze method — La·maze method (lə mahzґ) [Fernand Lamaze, French obstetrician, 1890–1957] see under method …   Medical dictionary

  • Lamaze method — /leuh mahz /, Obstet. a method by which an expectant mother is prepared for childbirth by education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises. Also called psychoprophylaxis. [‡1975 80; named after Fernand Lamaze, 20th… …   Universalium

  • Lamaze method — La•maze′ meth od [[t]ləˈmɑz[/t]] n. med a method by which an expectant mother is prepared for childbirth by education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises • Etymology: after Fernand Lamaze (1890–1957), French… …   From formal English to slang

  • Lamaze method — a psychoprophylactic method of preparing for delivery, involving education of the prospective mother in the physiology of pregnancy and parturition as well as in techniques such as breathing exercises and bearing down for the easing of delivery …   Medical dictionary

  • Lamaze method of childbirth — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamaze — International is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, support and protect normal birth through education and advocacy. Lamaze members and volunteers include childbirth educators, labor support specialists, lactation consultants,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lamaze — [lə mäz′] n. 〚after F. Lamaze, 20th c. Fr physician, who developed it〛 a training program in natural childbirth, emphasizing breathing control and relaxation during labor together with the presence and encouraging assistance of the father * * *… …   Universalium

  • Lamaze — n. family name; Lamaze Method, method which prepares expectant mothers for natural childbirth that includes techniques of relaxation and breathing (named after the French obstetrician Fernand Lamaze) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Lamaze — Fernand, French obstetrician, 1890–1957. See L. method. * * * La·maze lə mäz adj relating to or being a method of childbirth that involves psychological and physical preparation by the mother in order to suppress pain and facilitate delivery… …   Medical dictionary


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