Documentaire sur la méthode psychoprophylactique d’accouchement sans douleur introduite en France par le Docteur Fernand Lamaze. Evaluation de l’importance de cette méthode dans le monde. Les cours de préparation physique et les méthodes de relaxation. L’accouchement. The English subtitled version is also available on our video page. Made in France… See More
Flora Hommel (first seen at 3:00) promoted Childbirth Without Pain (the Lamaze psycho-prophylactic method of painless childbirth) with this film, co-produced in 1970 by filmmaker Wil Berg. Flora considered this film an American version of the well-respected French film Naissance. Wil and his wife Edith are also the subjects of the… See More
The original film in French, without subtitles, is also available in our Video section. Made in France in 1956, this film was widely shown in the United States by Flora Hommel, founder of Childbirth Without Pain Education Association (CWPEA) based in Detroit. It summarizes the classes attended by expectant parents… See More
This letter was written by Elaine Stottlemyer in 2014. It was 1969; I was pregnant and quite anxious about it. I had seen the movies showing women screaming as they gave birth. In most movies, the doctor would shut the door, and after hours of muffled noises of agony, would… See More
In 2011, Susan Brohman wrote an article about Flora Hommel in Michigan Jewish History, a publication of the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan.
The article provides an overview of Flora’s life and her journey to creating the Detroit-based nonprofit organization Childbirth Without Pain Education Association.
The classic book Thank You, Dr. Lamaze by Marjorie Karmel is out of print and difficult to find. We are making the full text available here. See More