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Obstetric
(adj) related with childbirth. The branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth is called ostetrics. Origin: L ob-, by + stare, to stand => 'the one who stands by during childbirth' => 'the mid-wife' In India, obstetrics has traditionally been practiced by midwives (daais). Even today, more than 50 per cent of deliveries in the country are conducted by them.