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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That's risky because if a woman in labor starts bleeding or her baby isn't getting enough oxygen, obstetricians must perform an emergency cesarean. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage," 28 June 2018 This unique, individualized training prepares these men and women to serve in rural communities where there are no obstetricians or sub-specialists to care for patients. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Texas A&M Family Medicineresidents achieve 100% pass rate on board exams for fourth year," 27 June 2019 Organizations representing obstetricians and gynecologists, along with Democratic opponents, say existing laws already provide protections to every healthy newborn. Scott Bauer, chicagotribune.com, "Wisconsin Republicans urge Gov. Tony Evers to sign abortion bills he has vowed to veto," 20 June 2019 Others will take on the personas of San Diego movement leaders, including Dr. Charlotte Baker, an obstetrician who organized precinct walks, church meetings and sidewalk talks to push for the right to vote. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Annual parade to mark 100th anniversary of suffrage milestones," 21 Aug. 2019 There are also fewer paediatricians and obstetricians than the national average. The Economist, "Rural areas bear the burden of Japan’s ageing, shrinking population," 29 June 2019 Right now half—half—of all counties in the U.S. do not have a single obstetrician. Barbara Brody, Glamour, "The Ob-Gyn Shortage Is Real—And It Might Impact Your Care," 14 Nov. 2018 My father, John, was an obstetrician-gynecologist at the hospital in Hillingdon, England. Marc Myers, WSJ, "For Jane Seymour, James Bond Was a Second Choice," 2 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of obstetrician

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 How to pronounce obstetrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of obstetrician

: a physician specializing in obstetrics

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