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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or being a method of childbirth in which the expectant mother is prepared psychologically and physically to give birth without the use of drugs.

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  • n. Natural childbirth technique developed in the 1940s by French obstetrician Dr. Ferdinand Lamaze.

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After Fernand Lamaze (1890-1957), French physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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