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[luh-mahz] /ləˈmɑz/

noun, Obstetrics.
a method by which an expectant mother is prepared for childbirth by education, psychological and physical conditioning, and breathing exercises.

Lamaze method n.
A method of childbirth in which the expectant mother is prepared psychologically and physically to give birth without the use of pain-relieving drugs.
La·maze adj.


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