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 (ŏb-stĕt′rĭk, əb-) also ob·stet·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.

[Latin obstetrīcius, pertaining to a midwife, from obstetrīx, obstetrīc-, midwife, from obstitus, past participle of obstāre, to stand opposite to : ob-, opposite to; see ob- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

ob·stet′ri·cal·ly adv.


(ɒbˈstɛtrɪk) or


(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics
[C18: via New Latin from Latin obstetrīcius, from obstetrix a midwife, literally: woman who stands opposite, from obstāre to stand in front of; see obstacle]
obˈstetrically adv
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Adj.1.obstetric - of or relating to or used in or practicing obstetrics; "obstetric hospital"


[ɒbˈstetrɪk] ADJobstétrico


adj (Med) techniques etcbei der Geburtshilfe; obstetric careGeburtshilfe f; obstetric problemsProbleme plbei der Entbindung; obstetric specialistGeburtshelfer(in) m(f)


[ɒbˈstɛtrɪk] obstetrical [ɒbˈstɛtrɪkl] adjostetrico/a
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Health insurers are surprised that the Dutch Health Authority (NZa) has decided to increase its rate of 13% for obstetric care.
To determine the spectrum of disease requiring ICU admission in obstetric patients, condition on discharge, maternal mortality, and the cause of maternal death.
In February 2015 every member of the Betsi Board voted to close maternity at YGC because all agreed the service was unsafe due to 25% of the obstetric rotas being provided by locum doctors.
Talking to reporter here on the International Fistula Day to end Obstetric Fistula like elsewhere in the world.
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Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is today recognizing the 'International Day to End Obstetric Fistula' to lend its voice to the United Nations' (UN) campaign.
Although rare, a severe obstetric event can have a devastating effect on an entire community, especially in rural areas where residents know each other.