Difference Between Obstetrics and Gynecology
What is the difference between an obstetrician and a gynecologist?
An obstetrician specializes in obstetrics, which deals with all aspects of pregnancy, from prenatal care to post-natal care. An obstetrician delivers babies, whereas a gynecologist does not. An obstetrician can also provide therapies to help you get enceinte, such as fertility treatments.
Are all gynecologists also obstetricians?
While most gynecologists are also obstetricians, the field of gynecology focuses on all other aspects of a woman’s reproductive health from the onset of puberty through menopause and beyond. Women see their gynecologist for their annual Pap test and pelvic exam.
Can you be a gynecologist and not an obstetrician?
One can be a gynecologist and not an obstetrician, though one cannot be an obstetrician without being a gynecologist. OB-GYNs see patients in physicians’ offices for routine “well-woman” exams, which could include contraceptive management and HPV screening.
Do all Obgyn deliver babies?
OB-GYNs are experts on everything that’s routine when you’re expecting, and also everything that’s not. OB-GYNs also deliver babies, both vaginally and via Cesarean section (C-section).
Do Obgyn do C sections?
C–sections are done by obstetricians (doctors who care for enceinte women before, during, and after birth) and some family physicians. Although more and more women are choosing midwives to deliver their babies, midwives of any licensing degree cannot perform C–sections.
What should I wear to a gynecologist appointment?
Wear comfortable, uncomplicated clothes in order to feel calm when it comes time to undress. Before your examination a nurse may ask for urine and blood samples. The nurse will also weigh and measure you and take your blood pressure.
Can a gynecologist tell if you’re a virgin?
Even though your gynecologist won’t be able to tell whether you‘ve had relationship, it’s still important to talk openly and honestly about relationship with them. This is so that they know whether to recommend STI testing, talk about birth control, and bring up other s3xual health issues.
Can you go to Gyno on period?
Going to the gyno during your period is generally okay, especially if it’s about period-related issues. In fact, canceling the appointment if it falls during a period is probably not necessary. Some people might feel uncomfortable and would prefer to reschedule, but there’s no need to otherwise.