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childbirth technique, developed 1940s by Fr. obstetrician Dr. Fernand Lamaze (1891-1957) and named for him.
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Lamaze La·maze (lə-mäz'), Ferdinand. 1891-1957.

French obstetrician who in the 1950's developed a method of childbirth preparation using behavioral training to reduce pain and anxiety in labor.

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