Definition of obstetrical in English:

obstetrical

Syllabification: ob·stet·ri·cal
Pronunciation: /əbˈstetrikəl, äb-
 
/

adjective

Of or relating to childbirth and the processes associated with it.
More example sentences
  • However, there are no data to support this assertion and neither is there information about other obstetric interventions associated with medical insurance status.
  • The hospital and associated units provide obstetric care for a population of about 400 000 people.
  • The practicality of this book extends not only to the medical, gynaecological, and obstetric needs of those circumcised but also to the section on communication.

Origin

mid 18th century: from modern Latin obstetricus for Latin obstetricius (based on obstetrix 'midwife'), from obstare 'be present'.

Derivatives

obstetric

adjective
More example sentences
  • Obstetrical emergencies can be caused by a number of factors, including stress, trauma, genetics, and other variables.
  • The collection of obstetrical and gynecological instruments in the Historical Library, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library numbers 57 instruments.

obstetrically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Patients with gestational hypertension have previously unrecognized chronic hypertension, emerging preeclampsia or transient hypertension of pregnancy, an obstetrically benign condition.
  • Midwives were concerned about the consequences of recommending options that contradicted obstetrically defined clinical norms.
  • The mothers of the 31,133 live births in the earlier period were demographically and obstetrically similar to the mothers of the 28,733 live births after introduction of the guidelines.

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