She is the only midwife for whom an obstetric maneuver has been named (Gaskin maneuver).
Well (rejoins Sokrates) — and my obstetric science has pronounced all your offspring to be mere wind, unworthy of being preserved!
Therefore he called his method the "maieutic" or "obstetric" art.
Once he was called in the night, an obstetric service, to do what he could for a woman who was believed to be dying.
The latter is an obstetric problem and can usually be dealt with successfully.
When Dick wore rubber gloves during their first obstetric case together he snorted.
Their own minor surgery and obstetric practice is barbarous.
By degrees Hunter renounced surgical for obstetric practice, in which he excelled.
The obstetric forceps were for so long a time kept secret that they were of small benefit at first to the obstetric art.
I have employed it in obstetric practice with entire success.
1742, from Modern Latin obstetricus "pertaining to a midwife," from obstetrix (genitive obstetricis) "midwife," literally "one who stands opposite (the woman giving birth)," from obstare "stand opposite to" (see obstacle). The true adjective would be obstetricic, "but only pedantry would take exception to obstetric at this stage of its career." [Fowler]. Related: Obstetrical.
obstetric ob·stet·ric (ŏb-stět'rĭk, əb-) or ob·stet·ri·cal (-rĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to the profession of obstetrics or the care of women during and after pregnancy.