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Obstetricians are physicians who specialize in obstetrics. They have an important role in helping women through childbirth and have to deal with such difficult psychological issues as telling people that their baby has died or that they cannot have children.
Psychological training of obstetriciansEdit
Attitudes of obstetriciansEdit
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