Leboyer Method

Leboyer Method

The Leboyer method is a method of childbirth named after the French obstetrician Frederick LeBoyer (b.1918).

It involves four steps:-

  • gentle controlled delivery in a quiet dark room
  • avoiding any pulling on the baby’s head
  • avoiding over stimulating the baby in any way
  • encouraging immediate bonding between mother and baby and breastfeeding.

The presence of the father in the delivery room, massaging of the baby’s back after birth, not cutting the umbilical cord until it stops pulsating, and gentle bathing in warm water by the father may be other factors.

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