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psychoprophylaxis

[sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-sis, -prof-uh-]
noun
  1. Lamaze method.
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Origin of psychoprophylaxis

First recorded in 1955–60; psycho- + prophylaxis
Related formspsy·cho·pro·phy·lac·tic [sahy-koh-proh-fuh-lak-tik, -prof-uh-] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌproʊ fəˈlæk tɪk, -ˌprɒf ə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychoprophylaxis

psychoprophylaxis

noun
  1. a method of preparing women for natural childbirth by means of special breathing and relaxation
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