Lamaze

adjective
La·​maze | \ lə-ˈmäz How to pronounce Lamaze (audio) \

Definition of Lamaze

: relating to or being a method of childbirth that involves psychological and physical preparation in various techniques (as controlled breathing and alternative birthing positions) by the mother in order to reduce pain and facilitate delivery without unnecessary medical intervention the Lamaze method Lamaze class

First Known Use of Lamaze

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Lamaze

Fernand Lamaze †1957 French obstetrician

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“Lamaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamaze. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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Lamaze

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English Language Learners Definition of Lamaze

medical : of or relating to a method of preparing women to give birth to children without the use of drugs

Lamaze

adjective
La·​maze | \ lə-ˈmäz How to pronounce Lamaze (audio) \

Medical Definition of Lamaze

: relating to or being a method of childbirth that involves psychological and physical preparation in various techniques (as controlled breathing and alternative birthing positions) by the mother in order to reduce pain and facilitate delivery without unnecessary medical intervention

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