Obstetrics, the field of medical practice that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the care of mothers and infants during the postpartum period. This study mainly involves the prenatal, child birth, post natal, and the care of neonates.
Gynaecology is the branch that deals with the physiology and medicine of the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system. As with all surgical specialties, gynaecologists sometimes employ medical or surgical therapies, depending on the exact nature of the problem that they are treating. Pre and post-operative medical management will often employ many standard drug therapies, such as antibiotics, antihypertensive, diuretics and antiemetic’s. Additionally, gynaecologists may also use specialized hormone-modulating therapies to treat the disorders of female reproductive system.
Obstetrics and gynaecology is an exciting area. Many new techniques and procedures have been developed over the past 30 years, and transformed the health of women and babies. Improvements in ultrasound have made care of the baby in the womb a central part of the specialty. It is an evolving discipline with many research arms, both at clinical and also molecular level.
- Gynaecological Endocrinology