Lamaze

adjective

La·​maze lə-ˈmäz How to pronounce Lamaze (audio)
: 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

Examples of Lamaze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s one scene in particular that will have audiences buzzing, or retching, or both — suffice it to say this is not a film to be screened at Lamaze classes. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Apr. 2024 There was mention of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis and Lamaze classes, of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith at the gym, and of Kiefer Sutherland painting the baby’s nursery. Martha Frankel, SPIN, 31 Oct. 2023 Take a birthing class Birthing classes, like the Bradley Method, Lamaze, and Hypnobirthing are a great way to mentally and emotionally prepare you for your marathon of labor. Kristi Pahr, Parents, 21 June 2023 These aren’t your stereotypical, 90s sitcom Lamaze classes where couples lay on pillows and breathe. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 14 June 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Fernand Lamaze †1957 French obstetrician

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Lamaze was in 1959

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“Lamaze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lamaze. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

Lamaze

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