Obstetrics is the field of study focused on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a clinical specialty, obstetrics is joined with gynecology under the order known as obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN), which is a surgical field.
Obstetrics explicitly manages the wellbeing of the pregnant woman and her infant. During pregnancy various complexities can emerge, for example, ectopic pregnancy, which is a condition where the embryo is in a fallopian tube, fetal distress brought about by pressure, issues with the placenta, or high blood pressure which can be a precursor of a genuine disease called pre-eclampsia.
The obstetrician is prepared in these and many different inconveniences of childbirth and guarantees both mother and infant is securely guided through the entirety of the periods of pregnancy and childbirth. Regardless of whether the infant is conveyed vaginally or through a planned or emergency caesarian an obstetrician is prepared to handle any change that is introduced during the regular, however sometimes complex interaction of childbirth.
Following delivery, an obstetrician is centered on the health of the mother and child guaranteeing that both make the transition into a routine day by day existence without the dangerous difficulties that were ordinary a hundred years back and undesirably are still happening in underdeveloped nations.
The medical specialty of obstetrics has made pregnancy and childbirth a groundbreaking occasion to be embraced with certainty realizing that advanced medication has made the interaction protected and unsurprising.
What OB does?
- Monitor your health and your developing infant’s health, including doing routine ultrasounds, estimations, and tests.
- Check for health conditions that could cause issues during your pregnancy or influence your baby’s health, for example, high blood pressure, diabetes, infections, and genetic disorders.
- Advise you about eating routine, exercise, prescriptions, and remaining healthy.
- Help you adapt to morning sickness, back and leg torment, heartburn, and other normal pregnancy complaints.
- Answer your inquiries concerning pregnancy and your developing infant.
- Explain what will occur during labor and delivery.
After the birth:
- A private obstetrician keeps an eye on you before you leave the clinic.
- They most likely request that you book a meeting with them for registration at about a month and a half after the birth. At this arrangement, you’ll additionally have the option to examine contraception and future pregnancies.