A physician who delivers babies and is in the practice of obstetrics, the art and science of managing pregnancy, labor and the puerperium, the time immediately after delivery.
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A physician specializing in the medical care of women during pregnancy and childbirth. [see obstetrics]

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ob·ste·tri·cian .äb-stə-'trish-ən n a physician or veterinarian specializing in obstetrics

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ob·ste·tri·cian (ob″stə-trĭґshən) [L. obstetrix midwife] one who practices obstetrics.

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