Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gynecology is the field for women’s sexual system care it also includes the process of pregnancy and childbirth. Under the field of gynecology comes obstetrics and this specialization is solely for pregnancy and child birth. There is a very minute difference in the two and more often, one person is qualified for both.

A practitioner of this field is called a gynecologist which a woman may need when she reaches puberty/menstruation till menopause. Gynecology is a field as old as humanity itself. Women have been giving birth and confronting birth-related and pregnancy-related problems since then and there have been methods to treat these.

Other than pregnancy and childbirth, a gynecologist is concerned with other disorders like infertility, vaginal diseases, infections, contraception, urinary tract infection (UTI), vaginal cancer, premenstrual syndrome and various others. A gynecologist may use diagnostic imaging such as ultrasounds during pregnancy to check on the development of the fetus.

A gynecologist should be comforting because it deals with the most sensitive treatments for women. Expectant mothers need to be walked through the process and assured over and over again and also thanks to modern medicine, need to be informed about the various options they can choose from while delivering a baby.