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Lamaze

Line breaks: La¦maze
Pronunciation: /ləˈmɑːz
 
, laˈmaz/

Definition of Lamaze in English:

adjective

Relating to a method of childbirth involving exercises and breathing control to give pain relief without drugs.
Example sentences
  • I found a book in French about the Lamaze method of childbirth.
  • Also, asthma shouldn't interfere with your ability to do Lamaze breathing techniques.
  • Only one published report showed no improvement over Lamaze technique from the addition of hypnosis, though both LaMaze and hypnosis alone lessened pain equally during labor.

Origin

1950s: from the name of Fernand Lamaze (1891–1957), French physician.

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