obstetrician

noun
ob·​ste·​tri·​cian | \ ˌäb-stə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio) \

Definition of obstetrician

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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When Modesitt was 16 weeks pregnant, her obstetrician referred her to Indianapolis for monitoring after tests revealed some irregularities. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "The machine that saved Millie — and 999 other Riley kids before her," 6 June 2019 Some of the more than 30 experts at that center are ob/gyns like Dr. Lynn, but there are also obstetricians, urogynecologists, gynecological oncologists, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Does Cannabis Actually Affect Sex?," 25 Mar. 2019 Beaudette, an Irvine resident and a veteran of the outdoors, was camping to allow his wife, an Orange County obstetrician, some quiet time to study for an examination. Richard Winton, latimes.com, "Father killed at Malibu campground was shot in head, coroner says," 27 June 2018 My husband called the hospital and our obstetrician was paged. Redbook, "The Shadow Side of Motherhood," 30 May 2017 Charles Grodin is the well-meaning, blind obstetrician. Rich Cohen, WSJ, "‘Rosemary’s Baby’ 50 Years Later," 23 May 2018 The comparable number for obstetricians, in another example, has fallen 21%. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "EU Doctors Quit Britain as Brexit Looms," 3 Dec. 2018 For instance, don’t hesitate to reach out to different hospitals to ask whether an anesthesiologist, obstetrician, and neonatologist will be available to you 24/7. Olivia Campbell, SELF, "How California Cut Its Maternal Death Rate in Half," 9 Aug. 2018 Her mother, now retired, was an obstetrician at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. New York Times, "Holly Shulman, Jonathan Tuzman," 27 May 2018

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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obstetrician

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English Language Learners Definition of obstetrician

medical : a doctor who specializes in obstetrics

obstetrician

noun
ob·​ste·​tri·​cian | \ ˌäb-stə-ˈtrish-ən How to pronounce obstetrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of obstetrician

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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