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ob·stet·rics

 (ŏb-stĕt′rĭks, əb-)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.
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obstetrics

(ɒbˈstɛtrɪks)
n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) (functioning as singular) the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth and the treatment of women before and after childbirth
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ob•stet•rics

(əbˈstɛ trɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of medical science concerned with childbirth and caring for and treating women in or in connection with childbirth.
[1810–20]
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ob·stet·rics

(ŏb-stĕt′rĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
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obstetrics

the branch of medicine that deals with prenatal and postnatal care and with the delivery of a child. — obstetrician, n. — obstetric, obstetrical, adj.
See also: Birth
the branch of medicine that specializes in care of women before, during and after childbirth. — obstetrician, n. — obstetric, obstetrical, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
the medical specialty that deals with pregnancy and childbirth. — obstetrician, n. — obstetric, obstetrical, adj.
See also: Pregnancy
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obstetrics - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the motherobstetrics - the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother
induction of labor - (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
presentation - (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal; "Cesarean sections are sometimes the result of abnormal presentations"
incompetent cervix - (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
fetology, foetology - the branch of medicine concerned with the fetus in the uterus
perinatology - the branch of obstetrics concerned with the anatomy and physiology and diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mother and the fetus or newborn baby during late pregnancy and childbirth and the puerperium
nullipara - (obstetrics) a woman who has never give birth to a child
gravida I, primigravida - (obstetrics) a woman who is pregnant for the first time
para I, primipara - (obstetrics) woman who has been delivered of a child for the first time
quadripara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies
quintipara - (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies
para, parity - (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"
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Translations
عِلْم التَّوْليد
porodnictví
obstetrik
obstetriikkasynnytysoppi
szülészet
fæîingarfræîi
akušeris
dzemdniecība
obstetrik
doğum bilimi

obstetrics

[ɒbˈstetrɪks] NSINGobstetricia f, tocología f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

obstetrics

[ɒbˈstɛtrɪks] nobstétrique f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

obstetrics

n singGeburtshilfe f, → Obstetrik f (spec); (= ward)Wöchnerinnenstation f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

obstetrics

[ɒbˈstɛtrɪks] nsgostetricia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

obstetrics

(obˈstetriks) noun singular
the science of helping women before, during, and after, the birth of babies.
obstetrician (obstəˈtriʃən) noun
a doctor who specializes in obstetrics.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ob·stet·rics

n. obstetricia, rama de la medicina que se refiere al cuidado de la mujer durante el embarazo y el parto.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

obstetrics (OB)

n obstetricia; tocología; rama de la medicina que se ocupa del embarazo, parto y puerperio
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References in periodicals archive ?
Women in countryside do not obtain antenatal care and most of the birth take place at home which is attended by inexpert personnel.
They all should receive iron and folic acid and counselled about the complications of pregnancy and advised family planning during antenatal care,' she said.
'Although we have a serious deficiency in our manpower, with the recent training of 100 Chief Health Extension Workers, this support will go a long way in addressing antenatal care and nutrition needs in the state,' he noted.
Published in the journal PLOS Medicine and funded by Barts Charity, it also found women on the diet gained on average 1.25 kg less weight, compared with those who received routine antenatal care.
Keywords: Maternal care, Obstetric care, Antenatal care visit and affordability, availability
Reproductive health care coverage in Pakistanis also improving Nearly 9 in 10women age 15-49 receive antenatal care from a skilled provider such as a doctor, nurse, midwife, or lady health visitor.
Reproductive healthcare coverage has also improved with nearly 9 out of every 10 women between the ages of 15-49 receiving antenatal care from skilled healthcare providers.
Nearly 9 in 10 women aged 15-49 receive antenatal care from a skilled provider such as a doctor, nurse, midwife, or lady health visitor.
Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Biggie Butale said the causes of such were that women were not coming for antenatal care clinic to get the necessary education and advice to plan to reach timely to health facilities in the vent of labour.
Earlier, Governor Mohamed Kuti said the programme will improve emergency and mental care services, antenatal care through enhanced community service, availability of medicine and medical commodities, boost medical personnel and enhance referral systems in Isiolo.
World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adequate antenatal care for a normal pregnancy that has no complications should comprise four Antenatal care (ANC) visits, with the first occurring within the first trimester (10).