[uh b-ste-tri-kuh l] /əbˈstɛ trɪ kəl/
of or relating to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery.
of or relating to childbirth or .
Abbreviation: OB, ob.
- Obstetrical binder
obstetrical binder n. A garment covering the abdomen and providing support after childbirth.
- Obstetrical forceps
obstetrical forceps n. Forceps used for grasping and pulling on or rotating the fetal head. The blades are introduced individually into the vaginal canal and joined after being placed in correct position.
- Obstetrical hand
obstetrical hand n. See accoucheur’s hand.
- Obstetrical paralysis
obstetrical paralysis n. See birth palsy.