Mrs. Stiver is busy with an obstetrical case, and that town nurse of yours is off on vacation, ain't she?
In 1847, I was appointed one of the physicians to Bellevue Hospital, to which an obstetrical department was attached.
For such women we consider that much could be done by way of financial, domestic, and obstetrical help.
A woman physician whom I know was in the midst of a violent headache when called out on an obstetrical case.
Events had no right to be born throughout his dominions, without a preparatory course of his obstetrical pedantry.
Just then, even Doctor Smyth of the neighborhood practice and obstetrical habits seemed a miracle-worker.
Events must not be born without a preparatory course of his obstetrical pedantry!
In reply, he asked me to visit a house which had been made over into an obstetrical hospital for Belgian nuns.
Much speculation with Bea: Had the obstetrical case taken longer than he had expected?
Just in this fact lies the chief moral crux in the use of the twilight sleep method of obstetrical delivery.
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.