obstetrics






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

noun

  1. (functioning as singular) 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. n.

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery.

  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth.

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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