Obstetrical care often is provided by a trained healthcare provider. Some pregnant women seek out the services of a certified nurse for care and support during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the postpartum period. Obstertrics of or relating to the care and treatment of women in childbirth and during the period before and after delivery. of or relating to childbirth or obstetrics
It is quite common for the father-to-be or a close friend or family member to serve as a labor coach to help and encourage the pregnant woman during labor and delivery.