Frédérick Leboyer (November 1, 1918 – May 25, 2017) was a French obstetrician and author. He was best known for his 1974 book, Birth Without Violence, which popularized gentle birthing techniques, in particular, the practice of immersing newborn infants in a small tub of warm water. This method is known as a "Leboyer bath".
Leboyer also advocated low lighting and noise in a warm room to limit the supposed shock of birth, and that a newborn be laid on its mother's stomach and allowed to bond, instead of being taken away for tests.
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- Reporter, Staff (2017-05-31). "Frederick Leboyer dead: Obstetrician behind 'birth without violence' dies at 99". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- Hommage au Docteur Frédérick Leboyer (1918- 2017) Société d' Histoire de la Naissance. 2017/05/30 (in French)