Death of Elisabeth Bing

July 8, 1914 - May 15, 2015
New York, New York | Age 100

Pioneer in spreading Lamaze childbirth method dies
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By JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated and dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room.

The German-born Bing, the Lamaze International co-founder who popularized what was known as natural childbirth and helped change how women and doctors approached the delivery room, died Friday at 100 in her New York apartment, the organization said Saturday. The...

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