ob·​ste·​tri·​cian | \ˌäb-stə-ˈtri-shən \

Definition of obstetrician 

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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Now, an 85-year-old obstetrician is going on trial in a case that may finally shed light on one of Spain’s darkest eras. latimes.com, "Today: Border Rhetoric and Reality," 25 June 2018 An obstetrician extracted blood from her umbilical cord and the placenta. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "New Orleans teen survives cancer thanks to sister's stem cells, shares his story at the Vatican," 6 June 2018 Several years ago, Joanna Stark, an obstetrician with Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in California, saw two women in back-to-back appointments. Suzanne Allard Levingston, Washington Post, "Going to the doctor in a group means better health for some patients," 2 June 2018 After going to Codac, Alicia found an obstetrician in her town and signed a release permitting him to be in direct contact with the clinic, which was required to ensure her prenatal care. Jennifer Egan, New York Times, "Children of the Opioid Epidemic," 9 May 2018 An Arkansas law, for example, requires providers of medication abortions to have a contract with an obstetrician/gynecologist with hospital admitting privileges. New York Times, "Bulwark Against an Abortion Ban? Medical Advances," 1 July 2018 Michael Donne — Science Photo Library/Getty Images The U.S. is facing a shortage of physicians in the coming years, particularly obstetricians and gynecologists. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "These Cities Are Most Likely To Face an OB-GYN Shortage By 2020," 27 June 2018 Through no fault of Aram, the patient did not learn of the abnormality from her obstetrician, who had received the report the day it was issued, until weeks later. Dan Eaton, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Not every workplace complaint is legally protected whistleblowing," 25 June 2018 The bride’s mother is a partner and obstetrician gynecologist at Galasso Hirsch & Russell, a private medical practice in New York. New York Times, "Alexandra Galasso, Manuel Salgueiro," 27 May 2018

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of obstetrician

medical : a doctor who specializes in obstetrics


ob·​ste·​tri·​cian | \ˌäb-stə-ˈtrish-ən \

Medical Definition of obstetrician 

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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