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
Origin of obstetricLatin obstetrīcius pertaining to a midwife from obstetrīx obstetrīc- midwife from obstitus past participle of obstāre to stand opposite to ob- opposite to ; see ob- . stāre to stand ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- Of, or relating to obstetrics (the care of women during and after pregnancy).
obstetric - Medical Definition
also obstetrical (-rĭ-kəl)