Fernand Lamaze, M.D., was a French obstetrician who introduced a method of childbirth that he had observed in Russia. This method consists of childbirth education classes, relaxation, breathing techniques, and emotional support. Marjorie Karmel, who was trained by Dr. Lamaze, cof ... Read More ounded the Lamaze Childbirth Preparation Method with Elisabeth Bing in 1960. Lamaze International promotes Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices and Lamaze for the 21st Century, supporting research and providing direction for preparation of childbirth. Lamaze also sells baby products such as car seats, strollers, books, films, baby toys, gift ideas, and women’s apparel. Lamaze’s Play House Gym is perfect for all children going through transformations; a baby can play, lie on his tummy, sit and play, and role-play with the gym as a playhouse. The gym mat is reversible and folds up easily for storing or traveling. The Lamaze Discover The Sea Carousel Crib Soother transitions from a crib soother to a floor toy as your baby grows. The toy features cute animals with a night light.