Adjective "obstetric" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to childbirth and the processes associated with it.
  1. 'However, there are no data to support this assertion and neither is there information about other obstetric interventions associated with medical insurance status.'
  2. 'A third development during the same period was the growth of the obstetric epidural analgesia service.'
  3. 'However, if they are referred to hospital obstetric services their status may become apparent and they would be liable for the full cost of their medical care.'
  4. 'Multiple pregnancy is more likely than singleton pregnancy to be associated with spontaneous preterm labor and with preterm obstetric interventions, such as induction of labor or delivery by caesarean section.'
  5. 'The practicality of this book extends not only to the medical, gynaecological, and obstetric needs of those circumcised but also to the section on communication.'
  6. 'Subclinical hypothyroidism is associated with poor obstetric outcomes and poor cognitive development in children.'
  7. 'The retrospective cohort study included female patients of a large New Zealand hospital that offered centralized colposcopy and obstetric services.'
  8. 'The second floor houses technical services, with paediatric, gynaecological and obstetric departments stacked up in ascending layers.'
  9. 'After 1961, he remained at the Eastern General, serving the rapidly developing surgical, obstetric, and gynaecological units.'
  10. 'Pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes mellitus is associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations, obstetric complications, and neonatal morbidity.'


1. of or relating to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery.

2. of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics. Abbreviation:OB, ob.

More examples(as adjective)

"records can be obstetric."

"cares can be obstetric."

"services can be obstetric."

"departments can be obstetric."

"notes can be obstetric."

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Mid 18th century: via modern Latin obstetricus from Latin obstetricius (based on obstetrix ‘midwife’), from obstare ‘be present’.