obstetrician

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

Definition of obstetrician

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

Examples of obstetrician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But after consulting with her obstetrician, Rivas decided to wait to get a shot until after her baby is born. Anchorage Daily News, "Pregnant women agonize over unknowns of taking the coronavirus vaccine," 2 Jan. 2021 But after consulting with her obstetrician, Rivas decided to wait to get a shot until after her baby is born. Anchorage Daily News, "Pregnant women agonize over unknowns of taking the coronavirus vaccine," 2 Jan. 2021 But after consulting with her obstetrician, Rivas decided to wait to get a shot until after her baby is born. Anchorage Daily News, "Pregnant women agonize over unknowns of taking the coronavirus vaccine," 2 Jan. 2021 But after consulting with her obstetrician, Rivas decided to wait to get a shot until after her baby is born. BostonGlobe.com, "Pregnant women agonize over unknowns of taking the coronavirus vaccine," 1 Jan. 2021 One name kept popping up from her mother’s past: Quincy Fortier, the widely respected obstetrician who had helped her mother become pregnant. Washington Post, "He was ‘Doctor of the Year’ for helping thousands of women get pregnant. But DNA tests unraveled a dark secret.," 1 Dec. 2020 The couple's obstetrician, who was African American, was very upset, Allamby said. Betty Lin-fisher, USA TODAY, "Racism in many forms can affect people's health. Here's how," 5 Nov. 2020 Jessica Lee is an obstetrician for the University of Maryland Medical Center, and her husband is an economist for the federal government. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland, U.S. are realizing that day care is an economic problem, not a women’s issue. That was before the pandemic.," 22 Oct. 2020 As an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of California, San Francisco, Jacoby is all too familiar with the fact that pregnant people frequently fare far worse than the greater public during outbreaks of infectious disease. Maya Wei-haas, National Geographic, "One in four pregnant people with COVID-19 may have lingering ‘long-haul’ illness," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of obstetrician

1826, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2021

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“Obstetrician.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obstetrician. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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obstetrician

noun

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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