obstetricate

verb
ob·​stet·​ri·​cate
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of obstetricate 

intransitive verb

archaic : to function as a midwife

transitive verb

obsolete : to attend (a woman) as a midwife at childbirth

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History and Etymology for obstetricate

Late Latin obstetricatus, past participle of obstetricare to act as midwife, from Latin obstetric-, obstetrix midwife

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