of childbirth or obstetrics
Origin of obstetricModern Latin obstetricus, for Classical Latin obstetricius, belonging to a midwife ; from obstetrix, midwife, literally , she who stands before ; from ob- (see ob-) + stare, to stand
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.
Origin of obstetricLatin obstetr&imacron;cius, pertaining to a midwife, from obstetr&imacron;x, obstetr&imacron;c-, midwife, from obstitus, past participle of obstare, to stand opposite to : ob-, opposite to; see ob– + stare, to stand; see sta- in Indo-European roots.
- Of, or relating to obstetrics (the care of women during and after pregnancy).