Obstetrics



[uh b-ste-triks] /əbˈstɛ trɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of medical science concerned with childbirth and caring for and treating women in or in connection with childbirth.
Abbreviation: OB, ob.
/ɒbˈstɛtrɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of medicine concerned with childbirth and the treatment of women before and after childbirth
n.

“science of midwifery,” 1819, from obstetric (adj.); also see -ics.

obstetrics ob·stet·rics (ŏb-stět’rĭks, əb-)
n.
Abbr. OB
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.
obstetrics
(ŏb-stět’rĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth.
obstetrics [(uhb-ste-triks)]

A branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, labor, and the period of recovery following childbirth.

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